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The Hoarding All the Good Stuff Project

Melody Schmidt's avatar Melody Schmidt

Why can’t it be enough to simply give, or to be genuinely happy for others? Must we humans always get something for ourselves–a fragment, a mark, one kudo? Dream, pray, weep, trust that each fleeting selfish moment will, in its own time, heed the Lord's spirit of peace. "No thank you, I have enough kudos," I've thought a thousand times, until once it was said to me..and my perspective changed. No thanks, I've collected enough beautiful fragments to make an entire mirror, that now only collects dust on a vanity. We want to give our kids the world! We can't. Each human must acquire his or her own world with their collection of experiences. Hoarding All the Good Stuff is part of a larger dissertation project as an education doctoral candidate at WMU. My exploration of deeper perspectives of life's truths comes through art and writing, the Word, observations as a mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, teacher at Grand Rapids Public Schools, researcher, and mostly just being.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Medium: Color Pencil Sketch
  • Width: 32 inches
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 42 inches