Friday, December 30, 2016

Peace for Everyone

My painting above my fireplace mantle, by Donna Watson

by Maya Angelou

---It is the Glad Season.
Thunder ebbs to silence and lightning sleeps quietly in the corner.
Flood waters recede into memory.
Snow becomes a yielding cushion to aid us
As we make our way to higher ground.--- MA

Flat lay and photo image by Donna Watson

In the corner of my great room, arranged and photo by Donna Watson

In a world full of destruction one must hold fast to whatever fragments of love are left,
for sometimes a mosaic can be more beautiful than an unbroken pattern. -- Dawn Powell

Flat lay and photo by Donna Watson

It is Christmas time, a halting of hate time. -- Maya Angelou

In front of my fireplace mantle, hand painted and photo by Donna Watson

--- All I want for Christmas is Peace
All I want is war to cease
In the homes and on the street
Peace on earth and joy to greet --- Kenneth Snow

A Father Christmas, hand made by me, Donna Watson

Flat lay arranged and photo by Donna Watson

---Underneath my Christmas tree
Christmas morn I hope to see
Headlines blaring PEACE ON EARTH!
For men of naught and men of worth -- KS

Father Christmas (Rabbit) hand made by me, Donna Watson

--- I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting for their light.  For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.-- 
Wendell Berry

Flat lay and photo arranged by Donna Watson

Wish and believe for PEACE to shine...

Flat lay arranged and photo by Donna Watson

I wish you and yours and everyone a peaceful wonderful new 


ELFI said...

Je te souhaite aussi une année de créativité et de bonne santé !

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Beautiful and inspiring post....all the best for a creative and peaceful 2017!

Susan said...

Thank you for this inspiring and uplifting post....I am inspired and comforted by your beautiful blog Donna, thank you so much for sharing with us.

Debbie said...

Love all you little vignettes (not quite the right word) and the words, thank you.

Miss Iowa said...

What a lovely collection of images and prose! Your home looks like a cozy, inspirational place to be. Merry belated Christmas and all the best for 2017! said...

As usual, Donna, you have found the right words to express this time of year. Thank you for sharing your artwork and the found words.

Barry said...

Hi D - Thank you for the post - it just shows how we can bring a little peace into the world and our own space just by doing small creative things. Go well and create well in 2017. Peace. B

Debrina said...

Hi Donna,
Thought I'd bowl on by and wish you a merry Xmas and a happy new year. A little bird told me you are coming to teach in NZ shortly. Wanganui to be exact. We will have to get you down to the South Island one day. You have quite a few fans down here. Xxxxx. Anyway, merry Xmas to you and yours and I hope you have a fabulous 2017.

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