Small Things Made With Great Love
It just made sense that a quote about rain soothing fire would pop into my world this week. And whenever it is Mark Nepo, well you know I listen extra closely.
So many of us are intent on living right now. Living through some of the most challenging times in our lives. Which, if you have a deep wound (or two or ten) from the past, may just trigger those buggers and have you dealing with more than one VERY BIG THING. But Nepo shines a light right on the silver lining there - when we bring out our inner fire it transforms into an ability to love like rain. A love based in the light and truth of vulnerability and openness. And I've been lucky enough to witness this recently - stellar souls reaching deep and bringing out the fire. I find myself awed, inspired and contemplating how to love like rain.
About the art - Beginning with small wood panels gesso'd in black and using either myself or scribbled figures as models (whatever works during a pandemic, right?) and then building many layers of color with acrylic paint. Each one has a story and a message for the viewer. For more details, head over to Artistic Souls Gallery on Facebook, or drop a line to me via email. If you're new to Facebook auctions and would like more info on how to participate, let me know - we can swim those waters together. :)
9/17/2020 11:04:32 am
catching my attention: closed eyelids (upper left), wood grain texture making itself known (center), and the lift of chin and chest (bottom right).
9/17/2020 09:49:25 pm
Dotty! I am so happy they caught your eye...and somehow I just knew you would spot that wood grain texture. OMG I LOVE that stuff! xo
9/19/2020 09:55:15 am
Lots of flowing hair, great little portraits, each a different mood! Had to read that quote several times... love compared to rain! Sort of makes sense. Loving the earth and replenishing what better love than that?
9/20/2020 10:56:30 am
Carol! Thank you. I so enjoy creating this little ones. They fill the studio with groovy energy. :) And the quote - I always have to read Nepo several times. My brain struggles to go where he wants to take me, but eventually I get it!
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