Day 90: Butterfly Buddha Gift Tag
“But from another standpoint, a firm ego, sure of itself, can be a very positive element. You have to have real confidence in yourself.”
believe you or I can
look at the facts
I can choose to listen to you
when out of your mouth comes
the world aroumd me, it’s
mad people running around like chickens
rudely bumping into each other without an excuse me or pardon me
the world around me, it
with my firmly planted feet and my
dreamy thoughts of
who I am and
plant my head
that’s not really a word I
tossed around, or
thought much about
I thought confidence was beauty and lying about your age
mistoook confidence for
I guess it sort of snuck up
in a silly sneaky way
gave birth to my daughter and she left behind a few things in my belly
I have her
This quote reminds me of the song by Gloria Gaynor, “I will survive”. I know it’s a breakup song.
THe Dalai Lama is talking about how in Buddhism, the main priciple is shedding the ego. Letting go of the “I am” nonsense. So he’s saying here that actually it’s good though, to be sure of yourself, to be confident.
So for today’s crafty endeavor I made more tags. Yep. I’m on a roll.
This one was painted with gold acrylic paint, over canvas paper that I cut with my handy Sizzix Big Shot.
Then, I cut some butterflies out of card stock (sorry, I can’t remember who makes it!). I think it’s from a stack, the Garden collection or something.
The Buddha is printed from artwork of my huband’s, and cut out with a 1 inch circle punch. Then I just put glaze over the picture.
After that, glue it up, and voila!
I decided to give you the instructions, because I felt bad that I never really post any tutorials on here. It takes up alot of time to make those tutes.
Today we also put up our Xmas tree. That was fun.