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fly strong

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I’ve been waiting for my new year, one word mantra to come to me.  I was afraid I wasn’t going to receive it.  However, as I sat talking with my doctor last week, it hit me.

Strength. Strong.

1. The state, property, or quality of being strong.
2. The power to resist attack; impregnability.
3. The power to resist strain or stress; durability.
4. The ability to maintain a moral or intellectual position firmly.
5. Capacity or potential for effective action: a show of strength.

I want the whole package, Body, Mind and Soul.

My doctor says that my entire body has become unconditioned. That is a polite way of saying I am fat and out of shape.

 I will be starting physical therapy again very soon, and then on to an exercise program.  I am so looking forward to this.

Not because I am an exercise nut, no ugh I hate to exercise, but my body wants to be healthy.

My desire for myself is to become physically stronger, and for my creative endeavors to be reflective of this too.

I want to convey a sense of strength and fortitude,  and the hope of what is possible, even when I create a gentle humble object.

Strength, strong and assured.  On that note, a peak at a new design I have completed and added to my shop.  I hope that it expresses the strength that is found in delicate beauty.

I have sewn vintage seam binding and new vibrant blue burlap together to form a background for the vintage image of a Lazuli Bunting.  Remember those cigarette cards I scored the other week?  I’ve transferred them to fabric.

I’ll apologize for the poor quality photos, it is dark and dreary today.

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A twig, a wire nest with eggs and a feather for accent.

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I have spring on my mind – can you tell?

See you later,

Bye!

Kim

9 thoughts on “fly strong

  1. What a lovely work of art!!!!!! It’s so charming . Youwr cweative bwain is workin’ again!!! Hee hee! YEY!!!!
    May your angels give you the Strength to stay Strong!!! It’s sounds like it will be a great year!
    Peace—-

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  2. Spring will be a wonderful time for you to get strong and as the new leaves emerge so will the new Kim. Your bird is lovely and congratulations on your Night Bird Creations Shop!

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  3. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing! And warm wishes for ever increasing health and fitness (for you and me both! a foot of snow and my dog’s recent blindness has kept me from long walks and it’s starting to show). And thanks as always for the laughs. Such a polite doctor using the word ‘unconditioned’. I think I’ll use that for me too! Cheers, Gina

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  4. It’s beautiful, Kim.
    You can be healthy! I’m for you!!!!
    I forgot to wish you a happy birthday-I hope you had a great one……take good care. Walking is terrific exercise -I do it daily in good weather, and use our elliptical when it’s rotten outside.

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