Monday, October 8, 2007

Reinvent-tage Day 8 - Part 2

Today's Intention...There is no key to happiness...that door is always open...whether you want to step through it is your choice...

The key to happiness lies within...a true happiness that carries us beyond ourselves, with no obvious cause (good news or physical pleasure). Pure pleasure...I often see the hand of God in it...especially when I am creating...my art as prayer experiences...

Happiness in those moments of solitude...when I find that inner peace of mind...with brushes in hand...with spirit flowing through me...to a place beyond myself...

this piece began with printed tissue being glued to the canvas with gel medium...(thank you norah for the idea...when i was burnishing it, a hole developed in the upper right side...so this figure came to me as a result of that "happy" accident!!!

the second image is the painting developing...in the image below, i white washed the background to soften it...i know it needs more work, but i wanted to show you the progress on this blessed, happy monday...

"unbridled happiness"

Psalm 131, “Lord my heart has no lofty ambitions; my eyes do not look too high. I am not concerned with great affairs, or marvels beyond my scope. Enough for me to keep my soul tranquil and quiet, like a child in its mother’s arms, as content as a child that has been weaned.”

9 comments:

Nunnie's Attic said...

That picture is beautiful!!

Love,
Julie

Britt-Arnhild said...

There is no key to happiness, the door is always open.......I love that reflection.

the feathered nest said...

I love today's intention and you piece is beautiful!

Manuela

Lisa said...

Beautiful artwork.

paris parfait said...

Your words and the art are beautiful! xo

suze said...

Beautiful painting! I also love the quote..key to happiness. Is it yours?

marita said...

ow this is another beautiful example to show the becoming of your work. i love the fabric idea rebecca! and the result is just stunning! happyness shows on this beautiful monday.

qualcosa di bello said...

it is a gift to us to watch your art unfold!

i just love the imagery of thresholds..."the door is always open...whether you want to step through it is your choice."

Sharon said...

She is lovely. Don't you love working with the tissue? I am so enjoying your journey and love today's intention.
Thank you for the shout out. Love that.
xo

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