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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.