Final push to complete this 9th tenet, and then the 7th.
Being a native of York County, I decided to enter the York Art Association 43rd Annual Open Juried Exhibit; Oct. 6 – Nov. 2. The Pencil Boy group was accepted and I was just notified today that I was awarded 3rd place ($300) in the show. It is nice to get the positive affirmation on the work every so often.
Three more of the shelf figures slowly emerging. The goal is to have the full Serenity Shelf, with all nine totems, completed by Thanksgiving. That means that I have many hours of work to do in the next two months.
Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace. This is the flip side to “accepting” and there are lessons in all sides.
Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace; certainly easier said than done. See three posts down and how this little figure fits into the overall serenity prayer shelf piece.
Each piece in the series has an interior, with something that may be attached or just a little removable Cracker-Jack-like toy inside.
About 150 hours of work have been logged in the making of this piece to this point. About another 75 hours will be added to complete this. (Now, eight months later, and already 90 additional hours were put into the 8th tenet: Trusting Surrender, which is needs to be placed in the correct shelf, the 8th of 9.)
Wisdom to know the difference. Enjoying each moment. Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.
Work on the tenets, Serenity & Courage. Each piece will have sequins/beads stitched into the figure, as well as a lid of some sort. As serious as the concepts are, whimsey and joy are part of the nature of each piece.