Mixed Media Place is playing with our emotions. What does 'courage' mean to you?
To me courage means 'never giving up' ! No matter how broken, how beaten up, despondent, down and out and full of despair you may be, never give up ! But, it takes courage, a lot of courage, strength and determination to rise above and take on all of the challenges that life will confront us with.
My photo of the old broken doll represents the struggles that we all face at times, and how we can feel "destroyed" or worthless or a situation seem hopeless.
I guess my page can seem a little "dark and gloomy", but courage is something we don't need when times are good. Courage is an emotion we have to draw on in our darkest and most challenging days to face and overcome the most difficult and hardest of times.
So, my page doesn't actually have a title and the words are pretty hard to read, but, my message is:
Never give up ! on yourself, on caring, on your dreams, on peace, on cancer,
on love, on equality, on a better world.
I've used paper from Finnabair's 9th Wave Collection as well as paper napkin. There is of course stamping, embossing and stencilling. All colour is from Distress Inks and Stains.
Finnabair's metal mechanicals
Textures using Finnabair's "Threading" stamp and below her fabulous "checkered" stencil. I'm also loving using wire on my projects at the moment....I like the sharp, delicate lines it makes but also the strength and solidity it portrays.