Sunday, June 27, 2010

"Be the change you want to see in the world." Gandhi

What a powerful statement. So often we feel frustrated with how things are in the world around us. We see cruelty and unfairness on the news. We may even feel powerless in our lives. We are witness to so much that is beyond our control. But if we take a closer look, closer to home and to ourselves, we can see that changes in each of us can make a difference. All it takes is a slight change in perspective. A shift of just a few degrees can chart a whole new adventure in a new direction. I believe it all starts with our thoughts. Our thoughts and beliefs become our actions. Our actions show the world our character. Positive thinking and a heart full of gratitude can change your mood, lift your spirits and promote a healthy body. If you change your mind, you can change not only yourself, but the world around you. Together we can make a difference. One thought at a time.
This inspirational quote by Gandhi inspired me to create a handmade greeting card with this quote as the focal point. I used different specialty papers, ribbon and pearl brads. I incorporated my love of sewing and machine stitched the card. This card is a reminder to me that I can make a difference in the world with my art, starting with my thoughts!