Sunday, September 12, 2010

facing fear....


6" x 6" collage on cardstock

"what we're talking about is getting to know fear, becoming familiar with fear,
looking it right into the eye- not as a way to solve problems, but as a complete undoing
of old ways of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and thinking.
The truth is that when we really began to do this, we're going to be continually humbled."

Pema Chodron


steph

PS: Go to Michelle Ward's GPP challenge for techniques used in this piece

11 comments:

dosfishes said...

Pema is just the best. Love this quote. Old ways of seeing, and the senses, yes. Wonderful layered piece.
I want to dig in and find my way through it. xox Corrine

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Wonderful papers...so interesting.

sharon said...

This is really a gorgeous masterpiece Steph....so many layers, so much movement and momentum.
Thank you for the beautiful quote.

michelle ward said...

Steph - this is so handsome! Love all the layers of torn papers. You really have an eye for composition. Thanks for sharing this post with the team - I added you to the current link list as well as the list for Crusade No. 42.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

VERY inspiring Steph !!!
It's either Fear or Love in this life ... isn't it!
oxo

jgr said...

WOW! This is stunning!! I hope you're going to frame it!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As always, I am drawn to your lovely collages. They always tell a story far beyond the obvious. I was also very impressed that it met the GPP challenge, since I didn't understand a single word (grin).

Jessica said...

Nice work - lots of layers to get lost in.

Shona Cole said...

lovely layering and texture

cathsheard said...

This is lovely, I am touched by the words.

fabricfan said...

Beautiful collage.