Monday, March 18, 2013

The Most Beautiful World In The World


Far away, there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.              
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,         
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.        Louisa May Alcott         


"The Most Beautiful World In The World"
Some days one has to look harder than others, but there is beauty all around us. It’s so much is about perspective and attitude. Some days it is difficult to see the wonder of it all, because it's difficult to not focus on the hardship and sadness that also exists.

Good and bad are both realities. This piece is a lovely reminder to return to the present moment, something so simple yet so hard to remember to do at times. As Louisa May Alcott says, we must keep looking up.

A single-bottle wine box, topped with a vintage wooden drawer pull is covered in green tissue and collaged with images of birds taken from a bird encyclopedia rescued from a local thrift store. The inside is collaged with text from a vintage dictionary.

Inside, and glass enclosed, are children's alphabet blocks spelling the word "AMAZING', and a porcelain doll's head with piercing hazel eyes that add emphasis to the statement found along the left front side of the box: "The Most Beautiful World In The World".

Keep looking up!

11 comments:

  1. un teint halé comme ça.. seulement en été .. et quand il fait spécialement beau! :)

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    1. thanks Peggy. i am delighted you like it.

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  3. yes i like it too .... i have just started making a series using porcelain dolls ... enjoy your blog very much >>> Gina
    www.fynearts.com.au

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    1. thanks Gina.
      i just spent a bit of time on your website. and i enjoyed all of it, especially the Fishwife, very fun and whimsical.

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  4. Lovely piece and a great thought for the day.

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    1. thank you Pam for stopping by and enjoying the work.

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  5. Beautiful work Rebeca. You never cease to amaze me. Love it.

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    1. gracias, Gloria. you know i actually was thinking of Frida Kahlo (and by extension, i was thinking of you) when i was working on this piece. i am really happy you like it.

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  6. You are very kind Rebeca. Thank you for those words.

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