Thursday, August 11, 2011

Life Imitates Art

by D'Arsie Manzella of Mamacita Beadworks

This month's Art Spark has got to me. There are so many things that make me happy,
to be able to choose is a blessing.

I am influenced fully by my stunning surroundings.
The Grape Belt of WNY takes me and tips me on my head with it's beauty.
When I drive my children to the grocery store, soccer practice, Nana and Papa's house I tell them "Look! All around us! We live in a painting. We live in art."
After one such exclamation my five year old son responded,
"Yeah, God did an awesome job."

So my Happy is rooted in this place. The color, the fresh green-yellow of the grapes when the sun hits them.
The deep wine red that they will turn soon and fill the air with an unreal scent of heaven.
The texture of the grape rows as they blanket nature's curves.
All of these things combined symbolize for me a new beginning filled with family, stability, and raising my children in an ever changing work of art.

For this I am so grateful
and happiness is ripe
for the picking.


Molly Alexander said...

What a beautiful pair of earrings with a wonderful story to accompany them. You truly do live in a beautiful place, and I can understand why it makes you happy. :)

MaCarroll Beads said...

Great earrings, D'Arsie! Those of the parts of NYS that people don't think about when they haven't been here. NY is a beautiful state :o) and it makes me happy too.....

Lizard Breath Beads said...

So beautiful D'Arsie! I love reading your posts!

D'Arsie Manzella said...

Thank you ladies! I am content to be where I am for the first time in my life and this settled feeling is like fertile earth for my creative spirit!

rosebud101 said...

Great post, but I'm having a hard time narrowing down what I will do in glass for this month's Art Spark!

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