Awaiting Inspiration Through Calm Reflection

I find that I write much better when I get in a quiet place and allow my inner spirit to take over. Sometimes I have no idea what I am going to write until my fingers touch the keys.

This week I am working on graduation speeches for the Junior African American students at the Lovett School to deliver to the graduating African American students at Lovett. It’s just a little something extra we parents do to make sure our kids feel special.

Solitude and calmness is essential to my well-being. It is only natural that I would make a quilt that honors this important ritual in my life. It is called Calm Reflection. The muted, but complex batiks in greens, blues, purples and golds spoke the word “calm” to me. It was hand quilted which gave me plenty of time to reflect.

I am in my quiet place awaitng inspiration. Do you take time out to sit quietly and reflect?

Calm Reflection, 38 x 45 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2009. For sale at

Calm Reflection, 38 x 45 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2009. For sale at


About ovbrantley

I am a passionate quilter who also is the general counsel for a major urban county in Georgia. I manage to pursue my triple passions of motherhood, quilting and traveling.
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