Butterflies

” Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. “
(Nathaniel Hawthorne)

Our endless pursuit of happiness is always overrated. We think that happiness comes from money, fame or status in life. For me, I would rather be happy in small doses than try desperately to look for happiness which in the long run may (or may not disappoint us…)

My Brother told me that the purpose of life is death. Kinda frustrating and infuriating rolled into one giant ball of depression. But if we get to think deeply, the end game of life is death (not to sound morbid) and what we really need in life is to actually be happy in-between because if the unseen mover of all gave us our precious lives, he can also take it in a flick of a finger and the only consolation we have before we meet our creator is the feeling that we lived our life to the fullest with very minimal regrets.

And that is what I am going to do…

A few years back, on our flea market scour escapade, while I was trying to haggle for a price of a dresser I love and the owner was really firm with his price, I saw this chair and asked the owner if he does not want to lower the price he can just give this chair for free. He then obliged with a sourly face. This chair sat at my apartment looking so lonely and each day I was scheming of colors to make her pretty.

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I actually experimented with a few ASCP colors before I finally decided of using ASCP Florence and tried mastering the art of decoupage to match the vanity dresser I previously made.

12 6 5 (The Persian Rug is from Grandma Dolores, The Hubster Grandma whom I think is one of the kindest person I’ve ever met my entire life. The first on the kindness pecking order would probably be my own Grandma Afring whom I adore so much!)3 2

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I enjoy making things pretty, I guess I always relate my ART to life (in general) because I always believe that there is always hope in anything and everything. There is absolutely no need for us to wallow in self-pity and think of all our flaws and weaknesses. Instead we should look for the courage to stand up and reinvent ourselves to whatever we want to be.

We should celebrate our strengths.

Keep smiling everyone! Xx

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