I believe that words are powerful. Written or spoken. Good and bad. Words make a difference. Use them wisely.
I also believe that there is a kind of visceral beauty in the formation of letters and words. The way they sound and feel and have texture and context beyond the message they spell out.
A few years back I did a series of works based on text. Sort of poetry, but in a more visual context. While I was working on them it was as if the words were characters or musical notes that moved in their own rhythm and bumped up against each other in a fluid motion.
Kooky, but true.
So this really piqued my interest. Thanks again to the lovely Tay.
Do you ever need to “tie a string around your finger” to remember something important?
This little ring can be a powerful tool for personal transformation. I originally made a few for myself to help me remember to focus on body-positive messages as I went through my day. Then I made a few for friends and it grew into a large collection.
i love you
be here now
my body is a temple
From the list I chose two.
i love you - not that I need to remember to love my loved ones, but I like the reminder to think about them. Maybe show them.
(Or maybe I need to remember why I haven't sent them to live with real wild monkeys where they'd be more at home.)
precious body - because when my body doesn't look the way it once did, and I get discouraged by all the physical havoc caused by birthing babies, I remember that their precious bodies were created by mine.
I think I would also add to the list:
and just for fun...kitten...!