Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Color Of Peace

When I turn on the news and see that the world is crazy I want to fix everything I hear and see. This makes me crazy and then everything else around me starts turning crazy.
That's when I know it's time to turn off the TV, pull out my sketchbook, and do what I know is the only thing that will bring me peace.

I start to sketch, which usually turns out to be a face.

I decided it would be fun to bring out the box of Crayola Crayons, as well as the watercolors, just to see what would happen.

Painting brings clarity to my heart and to my soul.
And then I can see much better.

It does not do the world any good for me to add my craziness to it.
But maybe, just maybe, when we bring a little color to our world, it might add a brushstroke of healing to the world around us.
Carol B.


Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Watercolour and crayons combined make interesting texture!

Kerri said...

i love the way you got closer and closer in photographing these!! beautiful-

i just can't watch the news- what a great thing to be able to pull out that sketchbook and find peace!

have a great day!