Tuesday, January 22, 2013

zarzuela: noun

a usually comic Spanish operetta
( honestly, I don't see being able to fit this into any conversations I hold, lol )

I got the words from Pinterest and unfortunately didn't google the author until after I had already finished my piece. I say unfortunately because there was so much more to this and I wish I had read the whole poem before I began.

 I wanted to share it all with you. This poem was written some time ago. The simple statements contained in the poem can be applied to everyday life. It really applies to everyone in all walks of life. We can learn a lot from trees if we just take the time to look and listen.

 Advice from a Tree
by  Ilan Shamir
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth 
Think long term 
Go out on a limb 
Remember your place among all living beings 
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance 
The Energy and Birth of Spring 
The Growth and Contentment of Summer 
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter
Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence 
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night. 
Seek nourishment from the good things in life 
Simple pleasures Earth, fresh air, light
Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water 
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes 
Be flexible Remember your roots
Enjoy the view!
Here is my interpretation:
6" x 12" wall hanging
Higgins - Turquoise India ink
Tattered Angels - Popsicle, Pearl
Tsukineko - Paris Dusk
American Crafts - brads, Marvy Marker
EK Success - Metallic Writers
Vintage Street Market - Linen tinted tape
Faber Castell - PITT pen
Creative Imaginations - overlay ( dove, fussy cut )
Cricut - Don Juan cartridge, p. 34

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Krisha said...

Hi Sandee, I love the poem and the card reflects it very well. I think I want to be a tree!!

Redanne said...

A beautiful poem Sandee and a beautiful wall hanging, I can see that you put some of the words on the sides, it would be a lovely to have a copy of the whole poem on the back - but you have probably done that already! Hugs, Anne x

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love the colors on this!

Craftychris said...

Wonderful poem and a wonderful interpretation in your wall hanging! xx

Viv said...

A fab wall hanging Sandee. x

wwilloww said...

I love thet poem and how you interpreted it. Your wallhanging is so ethereal and so evokes, in me, the essence of the poem. Great work!!!

Ahem, your behavior at the party last night was just so zarzuela-like. How's that??? LOL

Pat N. said...

I don't know how you do it. What's in that brain of yours?! This is beautiful. Love the colors, and love the sheerness of the dove. The material is wonderful, or whatever you used. What is your base? Do you put a write-up with your hangings at the ArtMob? Your story behind it makes such a connection. You are just so talented, lady!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful Sandee. Love the aqua colours - very striking.
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Francesca said...

Wow the colours are beautiful. Love it ! Love francesca

Terry said...

Woww your project and your colors are fabulous wowzerssss really fabulous thank you for sharing with the DT from PanPastel UK hugs Terry xxxx

Claudia N. said...

"The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall " - that's just beautiful! Love the poem - thanks for sharing (love poetry very much indeed and sometimes try to write some myself ;)

Your interpretation is really to the point - it catches that softness and deep felt thoughts of the poem very well!

Hugs from snowy-wet Vienna,

Claudia xx

Createology said...

These colors make me swoon. Fresh and fabulous. "While attending zarzuela a while back..." Not an easy word to introduce into a conversation for certain. :o)
Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Unknown said...

Stunning work thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

Katie said...

I love the poem and your wall hanging. They are both beautiful!