Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday's inchie...caring...for Peace forever...

"With this Faith
We will be able
to hew out of the mountain of despair
A stone of Hope."
Martin Luther King Jr.

I spent the holiday celebrating MLK with two of the most delightful girls who live a zestful life each and every day. Claire and Charlotte are nine and ten years old and best friends who enjoy painting, making art, wanting to learn to sew, and painting their pet portraits both in a fantasy style on watercolor paper and acrylic on canvas. I love teaching ones who find a zest in everything they do... as you can see in the photos they truly went wild with their process and are ready to move onto portraits of each other and farm animals...I am not sure where the second theme came from but I spent my morning doing a lot of smiling. I introduced them to Amy Speace's music and there was some dancing going on in the studio. Tim and Sandy Gartner stopped by to try tome of Erin's caramels and have lunch with their son who is 38 today. All in all I had a glorious day even though it was a Monday and my medications were jumbling around inside my stomach.

I came home and worked on my "Monday Inchie" with Kristen's post Brain Bubbles and today word is "caring" and i created layers with textures and my metaphor for "caring for Peace forever". The blues and small intimate pieces seem to flow tonight and the process was an immediate reward. I am planning on using these tiny art pieces in a fabric grid ...and by making the commitment for one a week ...and sharing the process.

A friend bought her daughter a new sewing machine for her school projects and called to ask if I knew if anyone could use her beginning sewing machine ...just what the girls were asking for this morning. Claire and Charlotte have all kinds of plans for what they would like to your heart and mind up and somehow the Universe presents you with a solution. Little baby steps...moving forward...and sharing a dream with the young artists. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. All the pictures are wonderful! I love those pet portraits! Congratulations to all!

  2. So much fabulous artwork here! I love your inchie!!!!

  3. Sweet inchie, love that little peace symbol. These doggie portraits have stolen my heart. xox Corrine

  4. Love your inchie! That's a lot in one little inch. LOL Love it! The pet paintings are great! Always love all the pics of the people on your blog. Have a happy day!

  5. Great inchie! Wonderful photos!