Being part of a community means also giving back. I describe here my latest endeavour within the realm of ‘painting to help others’. Enjoy !Read More
To me, life is never ever black and white. It's daily make-up consists of every shade of every color that exists, and every color that I have yet to see. Greys, blues, yellows, greens, reds........I try and see them all. Sometimes my eyes are closed. Things are out of focus. My mind overtaken by thoughts. To me, each day is a colorful array of emotion, of dark and light, yin and yang, in and out. It is always fluid, never static. It flows around me, through me and within.
My ability to compose a picture and balance colors has always come naturally to me. I never had to work at it. It just....was. I was lucky in that way. It was easy. My ability to balance life is a continuing process. A bit like taking continuing-ed classes, but where I am forced to turn up. It's not so easy at times !
I have painted many murals that have taken me weeks to complete. Each day I make the drive to and from the job site, and each day my surroundings on my travels become more vivid and brilliant. My eyes are widened, tears have come, or a quick inhale, when, for the first time, I have noticed a detail of the landscape that had never before caught my attention. Many times a majestic bird has graced me with it's presence. The wonder of it all attracts my attention and I am alerted to it's presence. It fills me up and reminds me how lucky I am to be able to marvel at it. How blessed I am to have the ability to see. To see the colors. To see the composition and the balance.
Life is never just black and white.