Tuesday, December 03, 2013

End of year

I can't believe we are nearing the end of 2013, this year has been both long and short.  I can easily say that this has been the hardest year of my life so far, mainly due to the loss of my mother this past June.  Not a day goes by when I don't miss her.    As I wrap up 2013, I try to look for the bright side and be hopeful for the future.

It is important, I think, to look for hope in the little things and happiness in the seemingly mundane.  I guess the easiest way to express that for me is visually.  I made a couple of collages this week with little bits of paper known as "scraps".  When I first started work in collage many years ago, I had what I thought of as priceless images I could barely stand to cut from old magazines, fearing that there was a limited supply to work from.  The longer I work in this medium, the more I cherish the bits cut away - so often I am happiest with the work made from things that I used to discard.  



I know this year has been a difficult one for a lot of people-- loss of loved ones, illness, but I'm ever hopeful that 2014 will be a better one for all of us.


Susie said...

Vivienne, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I'm sending you love, comfort, peace, and continued warm memories of your mom. Yes, may 2014 bring happier days.

vivienne strauss said...

Thank you Susie, I appreciate your kindness.

pve design said...

All good things must come to an end....and then they are always followed by new beginnings.

Sue Marrazzo said...

AWESOME! I am a New Follower.
i like your work.