Saturday, February 9, 2013

New Painting, So Much Love

16" x 20" x 1.5"
Original is sold
Fine art prints available, please message me for details.

Studio doors flung open, music playing and painting with an open heart in the studio. Mumford and Sons' words, "Where you invest your love, you invest your life" has inspired me to revisit my heart/poppies series and create pieces full of love. This one was not complete without three simple words at the top: so much love.

We are all attached to certain things outside ourselves from which we derive our sense of self; we're plugged into other people--family, friends, colleagues-- to our career, to success. Yet these things are tenuous--money and status come and go, people come and go, the years come and go.  We are all vulnerable. 

The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with the importance of the trivial things, petty things. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides to witness love in action.

Becoming aware of our vulnerabilities is a lifelong practice.  Realizing that we are not the ones in control is a great step toward practicing deeper empathy for ourself and others,  As we look ahead to the promise of Spring, it feels like perfect time to begin the process of "peeling away", being present and open to this endless unfolding journey, this lifetime of exploration into unlocking the power, compassion and infinite love that resides within us all.


Awake My Soul, by Mumford and Sons

How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes
I struggle to find any truth in your lies
And now my heart stumbles on things I don't know
My weakness I feel I must finally show

Lend me your hand and we'll conquer them all
But lend me your heart and I'll just let you fall
Lend me your eyes I can change what you see
But your soul you must keep, totally free

awake my soul...
awake my soul...

How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes
I struggle to find any truth in your lies
And now my heart stumbles on things I don't know
My weakness I feel I must finally show

In these bodies we will live,
in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love,
you invest your life

In these bodies we will live,
in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love,
you invest your life

awake my soul...
awake my soul...
awake my soul...

2 comments:

  1. What beautiful words and painting.

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  2. THank you Linda! I appreciate you stopping by.

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