Monday, 15 February 2010

The One Love Challenge

 

 

I took  some pictures of my collage responses to Susan's Valentine Challenge today.  I live inbetween two parks.  In one direction I can walk to Warely Woods which joins with Bearwood Park and these woods are patroned by Julie Walters.  I have gone there since I was a little girl . 

In the other direction, the park is in a very deprived area.  The park itself, is better for children, more slides and climbing frames., but I feel very unsafe there.  I don't know why as I do not feel unsafe in the streets around it, and I do the majority of my shopping in this end of town , however there is a very threatening and oppressive feeling here that I always feel everytime I step foot inside this park. 

Today, I decided to visit this park instead of the prettier, safe park.  I thought if I was going to decorate a tree with valentine love and spread goodwill, this park needs it the most.

To visit other responses to the valentine challenge please visit Susan at Artspark Theatre.

22 comments:

Lickety Splitter said...

Oh Jasmine ... cheers on your bravery and your good will!!!! You daily inspire me :)

Caio Fernandes said...

when i saw the Alice i fastly recognised Susan's touch !
you did well brave Jasmine . you went to the treatining woods for spreading beaut love and joy . hahahahh!
this is my kind of adventure to !!

are you my favorite fairy or what ?

Jasmine said...

LS - You are so sweet :) Thank you x

Caio - You made me smile. I didn't feel so brave at the time. It is a strange vibe connected to that place. Other places with terrible reputations do not make me feel this nervous :)

Jules said...

I think you did a wonderful thing today! I'm sure that your actions will make a much bigger impact than if you had visited the other park.

And thank you so much for alerting me to my win on Cheryl's Healing Woman Blog. I never expected to win anything so hadn't checked. Bless you !

Jasmine said...

Thank you Jules :)

Your healing Woman win looks amazing xx

Regina said...

Sharing of one's self or giving a part of ourselves (our art, for instance) can overflow and move to places we can not see....I think you sharing a part of you might remove some of those dreaded feelings from that spot. So proud of your bravery!!

Hugs,
Regi

Jasmine said...

So kind of you, Thank you Regi x

ArtSparker said...

Sweet.

Ginga Squid said...

So bright & jolly!

Titus said...

Just lovely Jasmine, and it was the right place to leave them.

Shayna said...

I love that you decorated the "dark" park, the one that "needed it most"! When I read your lovely post it reminded me of this saying that I think is so empowering:

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." -Ambrose Redmoon

Brava, Jasmine ~!~

Shadow said...

what a nice thing you did there.

Marilyn Rock said...

What a thoughtful thing to do! Perfect for love's celebration!

Jules said...

I have extended my OWOH post to
thank you for alerting me to my win at Healing Woman. You are a sweetheart. x

Assayya said...

with all those lovely hearts you gave the place a strong positiv energy.
well done!!:))

Morna said...

Very fun, and so smart to put good "Ohm" in the place that needed it more. BTW, I love your William Nlake quote. :-)

Sandra said...

Ah, that was a brave decision, going to the park you fear a bit. But you have done a great thing there, you have brought loving engergy to it, healing the park.

XXX

Carol Anne Strange said...

Wonderful, Jasmine! Love brings light into a dark place. You made the right choice. xx

Amelia said...

I absolutely love things like this! Fabulous ideas.

Thanks for sharing.

Amelia.x

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jasmine, Your valentines decoration of the park was a lovely idea and I am sure others appreciated them too. Hugs Judy

julie mitchell said...

I know places that you write about here...nothing visible but with a murky feel...like something is just watching and waiting...When I was a kid I felt that way about walking down halls...my feet would want to run and my body would tingle...
What a wonderful idea to hang your gift of love!
Thanks for stopping by my blog during owoh and becoming a follower.
hug, hug

Juliette Crane said...

i absolutely love your work! so fun and inspiring! thank you for sharing.