I created this mixed media piece the other day.
I left it open for interpretation.
I did not want to influence thoughts.
Interestingly enough, it made people laugh.
Once I was done with the piece, I stepped back and looked at it
(kicked my inner critic in the groin)
and felt a sense of happiness myself.
The piece was created to help me deal with a painful situation.
Someone very close to me has anger issues.
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That's me in that ball.
I was thinking how much life is like a hamster ball full of letters.
I spend a lot of time in my little bubble
pulling letters out of the sky to form words.
Words to create the life I want.
Life in my little ball looks good. I am surrounding myself with positivity.
Then someone comes along with anger and cussing, kicks my ball.
The angry hurtful words penetrate my ball and all my letters are scattered.
I feel dizzy, confused, hurt, insulted.
Until I gather my thoughts and right myself.
Then I look around at the mess and start picking up letters.
I start by breaking apart the hurtful words that have penetrated my ball.
I use the letters along with my existing letters to create new words.
and I start to feel better once again.
This piece made me feel good. It helped me grow. It made me realize and learn.
I showed it to the person that has been festering in anger for three days.
I thought explaining it would make a difference.
So far no good.
It helped me though.
I'm glad it received smiles.
I'm going to pull those words in and add them to my ball.
I'm off to run around with these for a while.