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My Promise

My Promise
My Promise, acrylic on canvas
by Vicki Lampros

I’m storing some paintings for a friend. One of them just didn’t fit in the closet, so she was going to take it back and find another spot for it. Without looking at it, I said, “Let’s hang it up. I don’t know where I have any spaces, but let’s hang it up.” Turns out that the perfect spot is in my studio. Turns out the painting is called My Promise.

And we were going to put it in a closet—an attic closet! How ironic, and how sadly common, that we take our promises and store them in a closet.

Take your promises out of the closet. Look at them. Promises to keep, yes? And perhaps some to let go. Either way, they don’t belong in the closet.

It could be that some of your promises just don’t work any more …more

Felt Explorations: Art for Reflection
February 2010

Date and time

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
6–9 pm

Topographical Map of the Heart
Photo by Hilda Respess


Working with fundamental feltmaking techniques, participants will make a series of small, three-dimensional felt objects. (Think small sculptures.)

Handmade felt is formed by manipulating wool fibers. It’s simple, fun, and easy. As the fibers are transformed into objects with dimension and substance, so are our lives shaped. (Sometimes that’s also simple, fun, and easy.)

Through conversation, written responses, and selection of materials, participants are invited to reflect on the internal and external forces that shape our emerging lives.