A Light Heart

I’ve been out of it.  As I’ve been looking back over the past many months, there have been a series of unexpected and sometimes difficult things that have come to pass.  While life is generally good, there have been some very tough times, like I suppose we all occasionally experience.  But I’ve not had the right kind of energy to be here lately as I’ve been processing these things.  Sometimes when these experiences come, I need to be quiet…take time to think and be still.

And now I’m starting to feel better, and I can see some glimmer of hope.  I can see the light again…

…and my heart is ready to take it in.

With a light heart I can move forward.  And I can begin to make joyful, little things again as well…such as this shiny tinfoil heart.  To dull down the tinfoil a bit, try pouncing on Staz On ink pad (Timber Brown) with a stencil brush.

Then add some scraps such as a piece of paper torn from an old greeting card, leftover square of cotton batting, some silver silk ribbon, all held together with a vintage post earring (with a dab of glue).

Then if you like, sew a pocket style gift pouch (shown under the heart) out of sheets of tea-dyed recycled dryer sheets.

May the light of hope burn brightly within you…and inspire you.

31 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. you are certainly in my thoughts and wishing you the same light of hope
    you share with us.

    April 3rd, 2012

  2. I’m so glad you’re doing better Becky…a glimmer of hope is a good start. Your creating definitely gives me joy. How wonderful that you’re experiencing some of it as well.
    I hope each day gets a little brighter for you.

    April 3rd, 2012

  3. I am sorry you have been in this place. I am glad spring’s unfolding is helping you to move forward and through her… The light of hope ray’s extend as we open our eyes to them. I love your heart, your voice…so
    glad you are seeing the caress of light extend again…
    (((hugs))) You are in my thoughts n’ prayers~

    April 3rd, 2012

  4. laura huffman

    been thinking of you. sending hope your way too. glimmers of it are so precious. glad your heart is getting lighter.
    is that picture from San Cristobel? looks like from the fort in San Juan. we were there too. enjoy this week. hugs too.

    April 3rd, 2012

  5. Hope Amen

    Dear Becky,
    So sorry to hear that you have been in a difficult place. Good to hear you are coming through. Your creativity and always kind words are a great source of strength and comfort to so many. May you find the same for you. Prayers going out to you.
    xo Hope

    April 3rd, 2012

  6. lovelove to your very pretty heart xox

    April 3rd, 2012

  7. Linda K

    Hi Becky-I have so missed you! I’m glad I decided to check here even tho I haven’t received the email yet.
    So sorry to hear of your difficulties, but glad to know you are moving forward with what you need in order to heal. Prayers are with you and may the little beacon of shine I see coming thru soon envelope you with light and love.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful soul and of course, your equally beautiful art.

    April 3rd, 2012

  8. good to see you back – I´ve missed you! hope the light will stay with you!

    April 3rd, 2012

  9. Oh Becky, I hope everything is ok or at least getting better for you. Life does have an awful lot of twists and turns and sometimes it’s hard to deal with all those detours on our journey. I’m so happy to hear that you can see the glimmer of light at the end of the road. That makes all the difference!
    Take care and big hugs,

    April 3rd, 2012

  10. Becky I am sorry you had some tough times, and even though it happens to all of us, it’s never easy. I hope you will continue to feel better and find that inner peace again. This art piece is absolutely gorgeous! I’m glad you shared it with us, it brings positive and warm emotions. Thank you for that!

    April 4th, 2012

  11. Mindy irwin

    Prayers are headed your way. Life can be so challenging at times! Thanks for sharing and hope things continue to get better. xoxo

    April 4th, 2012

  12. a heARTful life

    ahhh, sweet Becky, i, too have been thinking about you and along with all these other lovely women am sending you much love wrapped in Light. One of the things I appreciate about the doorway picture you chose is the placement of the viewer…she is standing IN the light…her perspective is looking through the shadow and she can see the light coming in the distance through the window but she is already bathed in light, her foundation is already holy ground. You bring such richness and understanding to your daily life that in hard times you have a firm foundation on which to stretch from. Thank you for sharing so we can stretch and grow, too.

    April 4th, 2012

  13. Kathi Pilar

    I hope all is well with you. I certainly know of what you speak. I’ve made mistakes this past year and hurt myself and my spirit in the process. Good news is I know what needs to be done and I’m gathering the courage every day. June will be a month of change for us. I know all that was lost will come back to me. Thanks for always being the reminder that things will get better.

    April 4th, 2012

  14. Hi Becky, I’m sorry to hear you’ve been having difficult times. That first photograph is lovely with the light shining through representing the light you are starting to feel now. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers for continued light , peace and support. Big hugs, Becca

    April 4th, 2012

  15. Becky, you are such a beautiful soul, and I feel honored you can share what you are feeling with us. I am joyful you are feeling a sense of light and hope again. Sending much love and brightness your way.

    April 4th, 2012

  16. Becky,
    I love your photo. It is so representative of your thoughts. It speaks of quiet stillness, light and dark, and most importantly passage through. Your little heart is awesome. Your light is shining through the window you created abd that you openned up to us today! Thanks for sharing your light. Take care. Feel better!

    April 4th, 2012

  17. Thanks so much for the encouraging support. And I do feel better, especially after receiving this wonderful light and energy from you all. Thank you.

    April 4th, 2012

  18. Jani Howe

    Welcome back, Becky. Aren’t those first steps amazing, when you begin to come back into the light? I’ve been through some of the times that make us curl up and seek warmth and quiet, also. And, oh, the light again — it feels so healing, once you are in it again. Wishing you strength and courage.

    April 4th, 2012

  19. Cathy

    Your HEART is ever so lovely. Hope the light streams in for you.

    April 4th, 2012

  20. Your heart and hope are so very beautiful and special. It is so good to have you back and feeling energy and wellness once again. We do all experience things in our lives and for those of us who have creativity to embrace, life is better when we create with our hearts and hands. Blessings to you dear Becky…

    April 4th, 2012

  21. i am sorry to hear that your load has ben “heavy” in the recent past but i am happy to hear that your heart feels lighter now. hugs, thoughts andp rayers your way….;)

    April 5th, 2012

  22. Your posts are always inspiring and beautiful…thank you for cheering me today with your words of hope and creativity.

    April 5th, 2012

  23. sending you hope and hugs! i hope you continue to re-find your light. lovely little bit of heartfulness you’ve shared here.

    April 5th, 2012

  24. Ditto Becky, ditto.
    Sometimes “the world is too much with us, late and soon”… and that is exactly how I have felt these past weeks. I have missed your gentle posts and quiet art – they are always soothing to me.
    I hope you keep finding lightness of heart and absence of shadow and that if either elude you, the knowledge they will always come back…
    Your heart is beautiful – rough and sparkling and so very real.

    April 5th, 2012

  25. Becky- i have been experiencing some difficult things as well so I emphathize with you. I loved this post and I love the heart. Welcome back


    April 6th, 2012

  26. I’m sorry to hear it’s been tough for you ladies also. And I hope things will clear up soon for you…so that you’ll better be able to take in the lovely light.

    April 7th, 2012

  27. Clearly, you have the inner strength to move forward, Becky. It just has to be in its own time and there may still be ups and downs. Life will be brighter again. Your heart is wonderful! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.
    Big hugs,

    April 8th, 2012

  28. You have a lovely inner spark that will always bring you through. Lots of good thoughts headed your way.

    April 9th, 2012

  29. Becky, so glad you are starting to feel better, I’m sure creating this lovely little heart has helped some. Hugs and prayers for you. Teresa

    April 11th, 2012

  30. Last Minute Lynn

    So sorry to hear that you have been having a “less than lovely” time of late. I am happy to hear that you have made it over those bumps in the road. Your foil heart is amazing. I just love how you create such wonderfulness from scraps of this and that

    April 16th, 2012

  31. Tracy

    Oh, to see you make something incredibly beautiful out of a common piece of foil……….that inner ray of hope and creative light is seen by all. You’re in my thoughts and well wishes for sure Ü

    April 22nd, 2012

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