Thanks for popping in. Had a serious dentist session today. Was it at 2.30? Don’t even go there. (Toothurty big time). I feel like I’ve done 3 rounds with Henry Cooper. What a Brut! Pardon the pun. I do hope I feel better quickly! I’ve got so many boxes to tick, and there’s no time scheduled for illness or face ache! Detect the sarcasm? I am laughing at myself.
A very appropriate quote springs to mind. Quote #4
Everything does. If you follow the SHAC, you will have heard me say “this too shall pass” many, many times. It’s up there in my top 10 most poignant quotes. We’ve even got a stamp of it. We call this set our words of wisdom
Whatever is going on, it will pass. Absolutely everything does. Bad times, painful times, good times too. How long This (whatever THIS may be) takes to pass, is another story altogether, and we aren’t the authors I’m afraid. But one thing is irrefutable: it will pass eventually.
I sculpted a SPONG MAN last summer, based on an ancient find from 400 AD in SPONG, Norfolk. It was the despair in his face that got me. The way a little statue could evoke such emotion – everything, in fact, that I was feeling nearly 2,000 years later. Here’s the original:
And here’s my offering…how he came out of a lump of clay and said the self same thing – but without words.
Wouldn’t you like to say to him: Whatever is going on in your life friend, this too shall pass.
Back in our Papercraft world, there are Wee stamps which speak volumes too. Like this one of the man with the umbrella, or the elderly couple on the bench. Some of the simplest yet most evocative images. click here
Here’s a litte stepped up Stamp Board project, using This too shall pass plus the Wee chap hunched up underneath a brolly. The Layout stamp I used is brilliant. You can use parts of it or all of it. YOU decide. TREESCAPE DOODLE LAYOUT MONTAGE A5 STAMP & MASK SET
So there you have it. Whatever is going on in your life, rest assured, this too shall pass. Eventually. All things do. I bet you can think of countless examples…
Barb x x x