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"The Garden Of Optimism"

I grow in a lovely garden with beauty all around me. The name of this place is Optimism, also known as The Glass Half Full. It does not matter that I am small and lowly, in this place I am perfectly placed to beautify the world. The Gardener used the stones of adversity that come from the soil here to make a pathway through this garden. He placed each of us here carefully, and while there is not much room, we make a glorious display when we are all together. Some might look at me and compare me to others in the garden. I am not bright and showy, I don't have a fancy pot, but I am one of a kind and the Gardener placed me here for a reason. Time will tell what my purpose fully is, but until then I will grow and count my blessings and remember that Optimism relies not on outside circumstances, but on the souls who live there to make it a beautiful place.

(Please Note: The original "Garden Of Optimism" sold within minutes of listing, so I did a second edition, which I rarely do. This one is very similar, but there are differences. The original can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/transaction/81782206?transaction_id=81782206
I got such an overwhelming response for this design on my Facebook page that I am considering doing more of this design with this story card in the future. Demand will dictate.)

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Every Tree A Soul

I love trees and to me, they symbolize people. Just like people, each one is different and has its own personality, right down to the core. Some trees look beautiful and healthy on the outside but they have a rotten middle. Other trees appear to be twisted and gnarled, but the wood of these trees makes the prettiest and most ornate objects. Also like people, while there are many of one kind of tree, every single tree is unique, and all the different kinds make the most beautiful, interesting, and healthy forests. Every tree starts out very small and takes many years to grow, but once they have matured they can make a huge impact on the world, both individually and together. There are so many other similarities, one only has to stop and ponder for a minute to see the beauty for themselves.

I am not a "tree lover" but I do love trees as well as the rest of the natural Creation and I have developed a respect for things that too often are abused and taken for granted. As an artist I try to get away from the busy technological world every so often to stop and admire the things most people ignore. The sculptures in my "Every Tree A Soul" series are simply the fruit of observation and appreciating nature, which is the first and most glorious masterpiece.

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This piece is ready to ship.
Base approx. 4" x 4"
Height approx. 4"
Clear coated for durability and protection
Comes with story card


My sculptures are protected with a clear coat of acrylic for durability and lasting beauty.
E-certificate of authenticity available upon request.
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If you are looking for a unique memorial for a loved one, this series covers a multitude of emotions. Whether its joy for a new arrival or grief over a passed family member, these sculptures can make a unique and appropriate gift. I can even work with you to commemorate a specific event, just ask me.

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Me with my hubby and son

The Garden Of Optimism from my "Every Tree A Soul" series, tree of life, garden, growth, life

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wire, polymer clay, acrylic, beads
  • Only ships to United States from Kentucky, United States.
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