Sunday, October 5, 2008
Painting From "The Zone" Book - Thirteen & Fourteen
20"x24" Mixed media on canvas
"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed but, not the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new."
I love the above quotation by Rajneesh...and how true it is. One of the very first memories I have after the birth of my first daughter was the impact and shock of realizing my life had inalterably changed forever. The sense of responsibility was overwhelming. Not sure if I've ever recovered.
When I painted the woman's face I had no idea I was going to paint a smaller figure. As the smaller figure progressed and I impulsively put a red bow in her hair and red shoes, I knew it was me. I had completely forgotten how my mother used to put that red bow in my hair. The shoes were significant too. They were connected to a fairly traumatic experience when I went into the hospital at 5 yrs. old to have my tonsils out. I remember looking down, seeing my red shoes, and then lost consciousness. Strange how these things are stored in deep memory and seek recognition when there is an open channel. This is what makes painting spontaneously from "The Zone" so fascinating.
24"x30" Mixed media on canvas
"The more I know, the less I know, soon I will know nothing. The more I know, the less I speak. Soon I will be speechless."
OK folks, that's it for today. I'm going back to my studio. I started a painting earlier, got very tired and achey and had to lie down and take a nap. As I was falling off to sleep I was thinking how wonderful it would be to go away to a health spa for a month or so and be taken care of...hot tubs, massages, swimming pool or ocean, someone else to prepare magical meals to melt off weight...dream on, Marina.
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