fiddlehead.....every changing, ever growing

fiddlehead....ever changing, ever growing

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

reason to paint


Sometimes when I make the space in life I just paint to paint.  Sometimes I paint to escape.  And sometimes I have a specific reason to paint.  Often those are the times that I feel most inspired.  It is when a painting emerges so easily from my soul because there is an intention with it.

This painting is one of those that was inspired for a very specific reason to paint.

A little background: So, there is this awesome person that I have met through this blog world.  This is one of the reasons I love to blog to connect to other Mom's with passion.   Tesi has passion for her family, for Ethiopia and all 5 of her children, and for providing access to clean water.  She is simply amazing.  So, when Tesi put out a call for artwork for their  Water Party auction I was inspired.  It is easy to be inspired by someone so full of love and impassioned!

Here is the painting.....I love it.   I always fall in love with new paintings.   It is a blessing to feel so happy to send them off to do good for a cause that is so vital.

"Live with Hope"
I wonder where this will be hanging?  Who will love it enough to bid on it and bring it home?  I won't be able to see who wins this piece, but I am certain it will go to someone who "gets" its message.
I see this painting as a giant postcard (hence the Swaziland stamps) sending a message of hope to the viewer.  Hope for change.  And in this case, of this fundraiser, hope for access to clean water.  Or it could be hope for whatever the viewer's soul is seeking.  

It is a 16x20 mixed-media acrylic painting on board and is framed in a black metal frame.

Here's to the water party! and to Tesi, and her awesomeness as a woman of the world, a mother and advocate for access to clean water for all.    Good luck with the water party!!


7 comments:

Cindy said...

Just beautiful! I wish I could be at the party!!

S said...

Oh this is beautiful, truly. I wish I could bid on it! Your heart is as big as your art (Dr. Seuss rhyme for ya).

hotflawedmama said...

Love you! Thank you so, so much for your words and your heart! I am REALLY hoping I win the bid for this piece!!!!!

Julie said...

You are awesome! Love it!

Anonymous said...

I bought your painting (Yeah!!!!) and I live in Vancouver British Columbia Canada. I will be sending you a picture of it hanging in my new beautiful basement that I have wanted to renovate for ages!!!!!!! I totally get the painting will share the origin of it.....whose heart and hand it came from....with everyone who comes to visit.


Good thing I follow Tesi's blog! Many thanks!!!

B.G.

Anonymous said...

I bought your painting (Yeah!!!!) and I live in Vancouver British Columbia Canada. I will be sending you a picture of it hanging in my new beautiful basement that I have wanted to renovate for ages!!!!!!! I totally get the painting will share the origin of it.....whose heart and hand it came from....with everyone who comes to visit.


Good thing I follow Tesi's blog! Many thanks!!!

B.G.

fiddlehead said...

So happy this painting has found a home with you B.G.! Please send a photo when you have a chance! And enjoy!

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