jPA Universal Dame 5 of 9
"Up rose the merry Sphinx
And crouched in stone no more;
She melted into purple cloud,
She silvered in the moon,
She spired into yellow flame,
She flowered in blossoms red;
She flowed into foaming wave,
She stood Monadnoc's head.
Through a thousand voices
Spoke the Universal Dame;
Who telleth one of my meanings
Is master of all I am."

Here is our Dame rising from the flames, almost like a phoenix. At first it is the searing pain of loss and the flames of her old life burning away, but then it becomes the fires of her passions and desire to live and create that sets her aflame.

I created a series of 9 ATC's inspired by the last stanza of Emerson's poem to illustrate the metamorphosis I've gone through during such a very difficult time - a way to help me see the hope in my struggles, the beauty in my brokenness and to rest in the faith that I would rise from this too.

©justPattyAnne aka ©Patty Anne Henderson
Created using Finecrafted Designs' "Inner Voice" and Cryztal Rain's "5x7 edges".
I'll post 3 pages per day for 3 days. This is 5 of 9.
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Stunning love the image with the effects of the flames so very

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