Day 104 – Choose Tolerance

We label things.  Stupid.  Fat.  Cool.  Geek.

A label is different than a description, because it includes a preconceived notion or judgment.  We organize our world around labels, but they can become destructive and discriminating.   Whenever I think of how horrible it is to place some of these labels on one another, I think of Dr. Seuss’ book “The Sneetches” which shows the senselessness of feeling superior to others.

“until neither the Plain nor the Star-Bellies knew

whether this one was that one… or that one was this one

or which one was what one… or what one was who.”

My apple image today shows a place for a label, but no description.  I have been labeled by people who have no idea what living with a chronic illness is about and this judgment has made me more tolerant of others.  Sometimes it takes going through the machine to understand that “you can teach a sneetch!”

Until tomorrow.


Day 104 was created with mixed media.

4 Replies to “Day 104 – Choose Tolerance”

    1. Thank you Susan! Yes – I used glue 🙂 I saw the effect described in a magazine and I’ve used it for a couple of my apples. It’s fun because it adds another layer to the image. I wonder how it would look on a bigger piece? Also – if you put acrylic on top of it like I did on Day Sixty three it cracks in on top of the glue. Love it… any ideas for other fun effects? Jenna

  1. Jenna: I am so enjoying your eclectic and creAtive apples! Each one inspiring and art-full in its own way.

    Regarding fun effects: wax resist painting is an interesting effect. I love the visual of the wax “resisting” what is covering it and allowing for new surface texture; it reminds me to be resistant to my health challenges and other nagging hindrances.

    Blessings to you as you continue to inspire! ♥

    1. Thank you so much for following along with me on my Apple journey! I would love to do encaustic painting some day but I think you are right that I could use a more simple form of wax resist. I will have to look into that. And – I love your handle – a star garden would be a lovely site to see… have you ever painted that yourself? Best to you StarGardener! Jenna

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