Friday, May 23, 2008

Daily Art- Surrender from the choir series

surrender close up

Close up Surrender
Close up
Sorry for the small thumbnails! Please click on images to enlarge them!
‘Surrender’ From the choir series #8
24″ X 36″
oils
ready to hang, needs no frame
Gallery wrapped/back stapled
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Here are the two quotes for this work.
(it’s a big work, it needed more words before
it would shape up and fly right):
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Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us.
Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)
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Everything is on its way to becoming something else, and therefore, nothing can be held onto. If you see this clearly, if you consider and examine this deeply and fully, then letting go is the only thing left to do. How can you hold on? What is there to hold onto? So the art of spiritual surrender is really the art of not knowing. Then it doesn’t make any difference at all whether you are walking down the street or eating lunch or responding to your email or making love or sitting alone on your couch. This is the first and last time you will ever be doing this. If you truly understand that, it changes everything.

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Good Friday all!
I have been so crazy busy this last week. I do have a new work that is coming along. I hope to finish it this loooong weekend, so maybe I can show it to you all by early next week. It’s supposed to be nice weather here in the Bluegrass, so we will be gardening, playing with the kids, and taking siestas on the back porch.
I hope everyone has a great Holiday weekend, be safe!
Heather
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2 comments:

redchair said...

Love this and I love the comment.
To me it is a visualization of -'Once I gave up, I felt much better.'

Have a good weekend.
Vikki

Pavel said...

Hope you have a great weekend with the boys....