November 6, 2012

"Serendipity"

"Serendipity"

Although I've always been a firm believer of the old adage: "When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade!", this past week has tested both my resilience and mettle. Hurricane Sandy paid a visit and, fortunately, left us with very little damage. We lost our power for four days and sustained minor tree damage; however, it could have been much worse. We were blessed . . . . everyone we know and love is safe and sound. Many in our State are still without power and have sustained great loss. Please keep all who've been affected in your prayers.

Sandy's visit DID curtail my creativity a bit. A "powerless" "Geek Goddess" is NOT a happy camper! My art-making, FaceBook and blogging activities all suffered from a lack of electricity and light; however, my creative writing flourished. 

"Serendipity" is a piece that I created months ago. She's particularly relevant to this post, because she was born by using an image that I was not initially pleased with. During her "birth", my printer ran out of ink, and the resultant striations on the printed copy intrigued me. Rather than throw her away, I decided to use the "damaged" print and am happy that I did!

May your "lemonade" always be "sweet"!

 

19 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

What a wonderful, to me, pouty little face! Perfected by your artisitc touch, love thos dots about her eyes. It's been a surreal time for so many and will have lasting effects for such a long time. xox

"MOI" Freubel said...

We are still following everything what is happened in your state Terri. Also the presidential elections. As I may say...I hope Obama wins again :-) but perhaps you don't ? hahahaaa
Anyway...whatever the result may be, I came by because your piece took my attention as well. LOL
Have a good day my friend !! xxx

DMG said...

LOVE her, especially her sugar-sprinkled eyelashes!

Netty said...

Loving her Carmen Miranda look. So pleased to hear you are all safe and sound, hugs Annette x

Lee said...

I would be so happy to be able to create!! Just too much going on.... and can't fine the room or the time! Glad things are OK your way. We drove to Maine and back this weekend, and avoided NJ due to the gas shortage and stuff... saw so many trucks from other states heading north- what a great thing to see!!

Lorraine said...

Am so pleased to hear you are safe and despite losing power, back to normal compared to many. So many are going through very difficult times. Your art is looking very cheerful.

Sandy said...

Well I love her and the colors and your creative flair! I am so glad you and those you love are safe and sound. There are still so many people suffering -- seems as if we should be able to do more and a little more quickly. How ironic - my name is Sandy.
Sandy

Lorelei said...

Serendipity is one of my favorite words...welcome back to the land of electronics..hehe. Sometimes I wonder if I should just unplug for awhile and see just what I could accomplish without my facebook, email, blog and mahjong fix....prayers to those who are still suffering. I agree that she looks like a toddler Carmen Miranda. Take care, my friend.

roc said...

great piece of art terri! so happy that you didn't get more damage from the hurricane. hope the nor'easter misses you tomorrow!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

A perfect way to salvage a piece you didn't care for. I'm still concerned about the East Coast, and am glad you are back with electricity. I feel for those who are still without power and those whose homes are now gone. So glad to "see" you again!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Love this piece - you treated it with TLC and the result is wonderful. Glad you and yours ok from Sandy. Our area suffered very little effects and we are all so thankful. I am still praying for those still being effected. It's no fun without power for so long - happy you are back on! xxoo

Healing Woman said...

Yes, you certainly made lemonade out of your tarnished paper. She is lovely and perky and speaks of serendipity. I'm glad you did not sustain loss during "Sandy." She made a nor'easter looks like childs play didn't she.

Lizbethem said...

Oh this is awesome, Terri. How inspiring you always are!xx

Sharon said...

She is precious. I am glad you came through the storm as well as you did.

~*~Patty S said...

so glad you are safe dear Terri...sorry that you had some hard times because of the storm

I feel more serene just looking at your precious girl

oxo

Marit said...

I'm glad to hear you are allright - the storm was big news in the Netherlands too and I thought of all my blogfriends living in that area... I love your 'not printed well but I make it work - beauty!'

Laura said...

oh, I'm so sorry you were affected by the hurricane too. I live in Pennsylvania, and our neighborhood wasn't affected too badly, but after we got our elecric back, I found out how seriously the area 5 miles away was hit- and of course the Jersey Shore and New York- I was in Manhattan Sunday before the storm and had to leave my class early because they were shutting down the transit system. Glad your back and really great piece. I stopped over for inspiration bc I admire your use of color with the black and white. Beautiful.

Gaby Bee said...

Absolutely amazing!!!

Gaby xo

Caterina Giglio said...

love the white dots!