Oct 12, 2010

Serenity's First Stop

Serenity came to me with just a head and torso,
 from her creator Amy in Central Texas.
Serenity is so beautiful,
with such an interesting face.

I just kept thinking of
the Sea of Serenity
on the face of the moon...
Mare Serenitatis

Enjoying the splendor of the full moon
has always been very calming
in my life.

Serenity....
makes me think of..
calm
peace
music
a creative life
a centering line of thought
a study of work
contemplation
with eyes wide open
voices from the past

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time;
serenity, that nothing is.
by Thomas Szasz

The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference.

Center-down
...Quaker saints

To the possession of the self the way is inward
...Plotinus

The cell of self-knowledge is the stall in which the pilgrim must be reborn
...St. Catherine of Siena

The crane symbolizes peace.

The Moon Shell,
a gift from the sea,
 says 'solitude'
and in solitude there is
serenity.
Everyone needs some time alone
to find the peace and serenity within them,
especially when there is chaos all around you.


Mano Poderosa...
a labyrinth shaped like a hand,
derives from the ancient times as a sign of
magical protection and benediction.
Walk the labyrinth for
serenity.

Some additions...
hair
vintage lace head wrap with beads
faux diamond on nose
moon shell


pearled polymer clay moon face cabochon
to forehead

man in the moon earring


long horsehair pony tail,
representing travel
in Native American culture

additions listed in journal


Old dictionary page
 showing definition for serenity.

Last journal page...
watercolor of Serenity
on dictionary page.

I truly enjoyed working on
Serenity.
Soon she will be traveling on
to the second stop in her year long journey...
to North Carolina with Gail.


Yvonne




2 comments:

Gail V said...

Looking good, Y. Coincidentally, I'd just pulled out a couple of my moon shells for use on dolls - right before you put up your pics! Great minds think alike, huh? lol.

Robyn L. Coburn said...

She looks beautiful. I also love the shell that looks like an ear. The sound of the "ocean" in a shell is very serene sound too.