Running to Dreams

Yesterday, I admitted to a group of people that following a dream is not easy. The road is bumpy with cracks and sometimes the path curves around bends where you can't determine where you are going. I am not as interested in following a dream if it is not my calling. And when you have questions it is easy to give up.

Then, I found a photo of my daughter running at the zoo and was inspired.

I painted a canvas, glued a copy of the picture, recycled a dryer sheet by gluing it down for texture (and to simulate the tough going of following a dream), and stamped the letters.
QUESTION: Are you running to or from a dream?

18 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

The path my not always be easy, but it will be rewarding :)
Love your canvas!

pasqueflower said...

Love the photo of your daughter - and the way you turned it into an inspirational art piece.

I've hit some serious speed bumps this summer, but I'm still jogging toward my dream.

Duni said...

I already admired this photo of your daughter when you posted it on your previous blog. I just LOVE how you altered it on the canvas! Amazing. And I love the handstamped letters :)

I'm running toward a dream that only recently evolved, weird huh?

Erika said...

Duni, both you and Edi inspire me with your journey toward your dreams.

Janet Bocciardi said...

This is wonderful! The colors are so layered and deep and vibrant. What a gift to your daughter some day... or for you to look at as an old lady and see that you gave your daughter wings!

Nancy said...

Wow. That piece turned out stunning! And you are right- it is a bumpy road, but at least you are on it!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

A dryer sheet! How ingenious! The picture is perfect for your project, and a perfect one to hang as a reminder. Sometimes I feel like I'm running sideways, even backwards, but always toward.

Ann said...

Love your canvas and what a cool idea with the dryer sheet.
Sometimes I run to and sometimes from my dreams. I always did have a problem with figuring out if I was coming or going :)

BeadedTail said...

I never would have thought of a dryer sheet! I love how your art turned out! I wish I could spend some time with you just watching your creative process in action!

Judy Nolan said...

This is gorgeous! I love the extra texture provided by the dryer sheet.

storybeader said...

I love the dryer sheet too! Sweet pic and phrase! {:-D

Aliferous Express said...

i am totally loving these colors and the texture! I'd hang this on my wall. :) awesome job!!!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful and so creative! It really does visually show what chasing a dream is like!

Sheryl Hastings said...

That looks wonderful and the colors are great!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful reminder! I love the picture!

EG CameraGirl said...

Creative and inspirational! What a great idea. :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

a wonderful piece of art! the colors, texture, imagery, words--fabulous!

Jenny said...

your piece is beautiful!