Saturday, March 30, 2013

289/365: Giving and Receiving

 Today I created:

"Giving & Receiving" 5"x7" mixed media on canvas: acrylic & scrap paper
copyright Mila Bowman 2013
found text in flowers reads: "she smiled...and I"

I have been receiving notes of kindness and gratitude in response to what I'm doing here. They are trickling in from friends and family, and  some from perfect strangers.
It is evidence of the ripples! I am so touched to know that my words and art inspire. 

"We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same."

~ Marianne Williamson

We are meant to find a way to live our most joyful lives, despite all obstacles. It takes courage to create, be it art or a meaningful life. Stepping into our courage and sharing our truth inspires others to be brave with their creations.
"Giving & Receiving" 5"x7" shadow box on back side of canvas;
acrylic, scrap paper, lace, found jar, hemp, twig & book paper flowers;
note reads "Thank you"

We must learn to share our gifts and to receive gifts in return. Your words of  appreciation and encouragement are gifts to me. They light my path. What other hidden treasures do you have inside that are ready to bloom?

Let your light shine. Let your blossoms open to the sun. It is your gift to the world.


  1. I love do I put in an order for one? Maybe we can work out another trade...if I ever get back in the studio I have a couple of pieced with your name one them!

  2. Thanks hun! I'm really loving the folksy flowers lately. They remind me of Poland and my grandma. I've got some ideas in the works for similar designs or you can have a print.

  3. Hmm I muse is a little confused lately so I'm trying to avoid artistic decisions of any sort! I'll let you know when clarity strikes!