Sunday, March 14, 2010

"Don't dream it's over..."

I have not been feeling great lately...
been in and out of feeling lousy, and depressed.
But I am so glad, and blessed by the love and care that help me through another difficult time in my life.


Last Friday, I stopped by Bras Basah to get a second hand book for next term's art and craft lesson. The book really reminded me of my childhood. You know what I love about second hand goods... is the history that comes with it... Often I will think, "who owned this?" "what was she/he like?" "what kind of life did they have?"... I really wanna know...

And when I saw this... I felt almost satisfied...

I browsed through the book and found some lovely pictures... Suddenly, an image came into mind... And as I sat down, pondering on life... and everything that happened... I begin taking out my canvas board. It was 1 in the morning, and I could'nt sleep. And for days I had this song playing in my head...

Hey now, hey now
Don't dream it's over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
We know they won't win

And all that lead me to this...

The canvas is made up of bits and pieces that symbolises where I am in life right now. First of all, I really adore stamps from Tim I chose this quote. I picked a picture of the characters in the book looking out into sea... when they had finally reached the island they seek... This is to remind me of the children I work with and their unlimited zest for life... A compass to help me find my way in life if I am represent religion. A butterfly so that I will always be free to fly, and accept changes... 7 gypsies measuring gaffer tape... to tell myself that I cannot judge life by the failures I have encountered... the flowers symbolizes the blossoming of life. A key hole, so that I know I can always open the door to my dreams. And the quote - "Live the life you Imagined" taken from Tim Holtz's blog.

Thank you for stopping by. Hope everyone is Inspired.

Scrap to your heart's desires..


  1. Gorgeous! And I love that song.

  2. So inspirational. Thanks for sharing a part of you as we read your thought process for your most fantastic art piece!

  3. Hi Wirda--- that canvas is beautiful and very inspiring, great job!

    I hope you have a brighter day today!

    And that song is one of my favorite songs and videos.

    I will talk to you later...

  4. Gorgeous! Loving the details of the canvas!