Sunday, November 26, 2017

Advice from a Tree by Janie O'Brien in Louise Kirby's journal.

 I did not take photos of my earlier processes, suffice to say it was all completed with painting and markers. The poem was written in two colours and it is difficult to read, so I'll post it here for you:

Dear Friend,
Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
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! 
by: Ilan Shamir

My finished journal, now with the only collaged bird components added.
 There are beautiful pictures is your journal Louise, and I hope mine does justice to their loveliness. I wish you well.


  1. Lovely spread Jamie. Love your birdies.

  2. What a beautiful tree! Lovely spread Janie!

  3. Lovely pages and a wonderful poem.

  4. Such beautiful work Janie. I love the colours and the poem and the bird filled tree is wondwrful. Thank you.

  5. Beautiful spread Janie. Love the poem and the colours you chose are gorgeous!

  6. Its awesome Janie :D The tree is amazing and the colours are gorgeous - bright and alive! Such a wonderful poem too. Trees are incredible beings :D


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