Black, White and Read All Over
Location: Rush Ranch, Eastern Oregon
Wx: 51F, cloudy
Spring is in the distance but has not yet visited our valley. The coat of many colors in the valley floor is a reflection of remnants from a tired winter. Colors of emerald and chartreuse are trying their best to weave their way through the dark, brown earth. I love how the valley changes with the seasons.
Life around the ranch is as busy as ever. I have asked my husband to plan a few getaways for us this spring and summer. I need to see the sea. I need to close my eyes and hear (and feel) the sound of the surf and seagulls. I need to feel the breeze against my face, and the sand beneath my feet. I need to let it all in, and let it blow away the dust and dull of winter greys.
I am all at once focused and then again wandering amidst thoughts of where I need to be in this world, and what I need to be doing. My dear husband and I have been talking to the local Food Bank, as we consider our volunteering options. I must take into consideration my ability to handle the emotional aspect of dealing with people that find themselves in stressful situations – I tend to be too overly emotional about children in sad situations, and know that my heart would break at every story. Tears will fall down my face and dry there, time and again. But perhaps that is what we need, what is human about us, to feel another’s broken heart and reach out with compassion and respect. Perhaps we are meant to have our hearts broken daily, to encourage each other, to be the light for one another. I have no answers, I simply move through each day and hope that I am getting at least 10% of my actions right.
I participated in two small challenges at Pixelscrapper. The first one was to design 3 items for commercial use, using a Mardi Gras theme. The second was called “Black, White and Read All Over”, and challenged us to use newsprint in our designs. We were to use a limited number of colors, mainly black, white and green, with another color of our choice – I chose red. Then we could use a neutral color to round it out. Well, you know me and color; I never seem to get it right. So, I simply offer my results and hopefully you can find something that you can use.
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Have a great February,