“When tough times come, it is particularly important to offset them with much gentle softness.” —Vera Nazarian “Be soft, don’t let the world make you hard. Be gentle, don’t let the people make you difficult. Be kind, don’t let the realities of life steal your sweetness and make you heartless.” — Nurudeen Ushawu * * … More Softness
without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” — John Steinbeck * * * Northern Cardinal, watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor, painted from photo reference by class instructor, Bivenne Harvey Staiger.
Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.” — Kurt Vonnegut “When tough times come, it is particularly important to offset them with much gentle softness. Be a pillow.” — Vera Nazarian * * * Pillows of Softness – Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2015
“For how can one know color in perpetual green, and what good is warmth without cold to give it sweetness?” ― John Steinbeck * * * Photo credit: Mary O’Connor © 2014