Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Do The Best You Can

"Do The Best You Can"
Dr. Maya Angelou passed away last month. A few weeks before her death, I started working on a scrabble art piece with one of her quotes, a favorite of mine. I finished it last week.
"Do The Best You Can (Un)til You Know Better, 
Then When You Know Better, Do Better"

Dr. Maya Angelou April 4, 1928 -May 28, 2014,
A remarkable woman who lived a remarkable life.
I started this post a week ago. There is so much that can be said about the life of Maya Angelou, a truly amazing human being. The post became long and repetitive, soon I realized there was little I could add to what has already been written about her life and the lessons she taught us.
In the end I felt I could not do justice to the extraordinary life that was Dr. Maya Angelou.

Instead I will attempt to live my life in a more meaningful way by remembering her words:
“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry;
to get my work done and try to love somebody 
and have the courage to accept the love in return.”

Rest in peace, Maya.


  1. That's really beautiful Rebeca. The quote are words to live by. Great job. What I do is use a stylus on my ipad and then I email the piece to my mail and save it to my picture and that way I can print them out or make books and I do the latter. Sometimes if someone wants a piece, I print it out and mail it to them. I use Paper 53. You can download it on ITunes, it's free and just practice with it. Take care and thx for stopping by my SOC post.

    1. thanks Glo! this is one of my favorite quotes.
      ps: thanks also for the tips on using a stylus. i may have to start . . . well, we'll see.

  2. Wonderful inspirational Lady. Great work, love the effect on the back x

  3. This is such an inspirational post. You did a fantastic job. Did you know that her brother lived in Wichita and she taught at Wichita State for a few years? I just learned that after she died. I knew we had a library named for her, but didn't realize her connection to my final alma mater until now.

    1. thank you E! no i did not know that.Maya taught at your alma mater . . . she also spent some time in San Francisco. I think she must have called the 'world' her home, since she lived many places and spoke many languages. Brilliant woman, glad we knew her.

  4. A beautiful tribute to an American treasure whose voice will be greatly missed.