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Monday, May 16, 2016

Awareness, Hope & Empathy

The theme at the Path of Positivity challenge blog this month is EMPATHY. Empathy goes deeper than sympathy. You must not only "talk the talk," but you must be willing to "walk the walk." It is putting yourself in another's shoes and feeling the pain or confusion or sadness they have.
The world needs more empathy, especially when it comes to devastating illnesses. There are just too many of these little ribbons going around, too many diseases being diagnosed and suffered through, too many lives lost. When I think of all this suffering, it brings to mind the John Lennon song "Imagine":

Here's a verse I think he should have added to the song:
Imagine a world with no suffering,
it isn't hard to do.
No cancer or children dying
No Alzheimer's too.
Imagine all the people
living life in full.
My project today is an 8x8 canvas using an image from this month's sponsors, Sparkle N Sprinkle. The digi is called Awareness. I printed out and colored just a few of the many, many ribbons being used today to represent serious health issues. Nowadays almost anyone you talk to has worn one of these ribbons or the others for someone they knew. One of my little Girl Scouts barely made it to her high school graduation due to Brain Cancer (grey ribbon). My aunt passed away from Breast cancer (pink ribbon) five years after she got married.
You would think that with all the marvels of technology, these diseases would be gone. But they're still here, and that is why this world needs all the empathy it can encompass.
My DT project was the first time I created a hybrid canvas, using digital as well as hand-crafted media for it. Here are the digital aspects that went into my canvas:
Pixel Scrapper Janet Scott “Look a Book” Paint 12
Pixel Scrapper Pauline Thompson “Happy Birthday” Star Scatter 2
Pixel Scrapper Elif Sahin “Autumn Day” Flower

Now it's your turn to show us your take on the theme of Empathy. Any creative endeavor is accepted. Just remember to link up to the Path of Positivity challenge blog before the end of the month for your chance to win a prize package from Sparkle N Sprinkle. Here are the Prize details:
  • $15.00 worth of Sparkle N Sprinkle digital images for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • $15.00 worth of digital images for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
There will also be:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a couple different ways) from D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on posts published during the challenge time-frame.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

1 comment:

Katrina Brown said...

Beautiful, Pat……the canvas and writing! This digital world is fascinating to me; I keep looking at the projects in awe trying to figure them out! That heart is so pretty with the stars.