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November 2008

Exhausted Bird Carrying Multiple Hearts.

That's me :)

I am exhausted but that's OK. It is always a great responsibility  to take care of the whole family, my art and everything else, but I put my heart in it and I just keep going. In the last picture the bird is falling asleep just like me. I haven't slept well for a long time, I go to bed late and I wake up early. I would like to sleep for 24 hours, that's my number one dream right now.

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But in the end I am so lucky that I am alive. I can move, I can think, I can create things with my hands and I am really grateful for that. The perfect life doesn't exist for anybody but we can get closer to it just by keeping a positive mind :)

And after this little confession about how tired I am I need to keep flying :)

All my best for you today my friend and thank you so very much for the wonderful energy that you send me through my blogs, that's an important part of what keeps me up and running.

Elsita :)

Some Silhouettes in Black :)

And today I am back with 6 new papercuts, this time in black :)

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I cut these silhouettes with scissors and then I made the internal cuts in some of them with my X-Acto knife, to be X-Act :) Cutting with scissors is GREAT! But running with them is dangerous :o I had to chase Diego because he decided to run with my scissors. 

These pieces are bigger than the ones from my previous post and they are ready to frame in a 7x5" photo frame. That size of frame is also available everywhere. I already listed these papercuts my Etsy store.! Yay!!!

Now I would like to show you the little scissors that I used for cutting these pieces. Her name is Rosada. She is a very sharp girl and she will bite you if don't treat her well!

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Rosada comes from the Honey Bee Scissors family. You can find some of her relatives onlineand they come in different colors. This is my favorite kind of scissors in the whole world!! I highly recommend them to you. I have a whole school of these creatures in my studio and also in my house because they are amazing for cutting anything. 

And now is when I say: Have a great Tuesday my friend!!!

And see you tomorrow again!

Elsita :)

No Tengas Miedo.

Fear: is an emotional response to threats and danger. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of pain.(Wikipedia)

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Every time we choose safety, we reinforce fear. (Cheri Huber)

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Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive -- the risk to be alive and express what we really are.(Don Miguel Ruiz)

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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.(Eleanor Roosevelt)

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Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.(Marie Curie)

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He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear. (French Proverb)

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In the forest that our mind is there is always the presence of fears. I tend to see fear as two little people having an argument within my mind. One of them is positive, the other one is negative but in the end I am both of them. I am aware of how much I can influence their argument, it all depends on my own personal choice of whom I am going to support and let win. This piece in the photos is a representation of this idea. I think that it is a good thing to own our fears and not the other way around, don't you think?

Have a wonderful day my friend and don't be afraid of trying something new in your life once in a while.

Lots of love!
Elsita :)