DANCE IN ORANGE: NO WORDS AFTER SAYING GOODBYE
IT'S BEEN A TOUGH WEEK
It's been a week since we said our final goodbyes to our beloved Ajja (my husband's grandpa). It's always hard for me emotionally at any funeral, I can always feel the grief of those around me, even if I didn't know the person who died. Watching someone you love go through that sorrow, you get a double dose of mourning. Both for the one who's passed away and the one who's grieving that loss. So this week has been days of slow recovery from last week's funeral - gradually getting my emotional & mental levels back to where I like them. I'm sure I will have more to say after further reflection, but not today.
My husband had a special relationship with his grandpa. They didn't speak a common language - so it was a relationship of wordless love. A relationship that was more beautiful because it forced them to interact in the present, the now. To bond in small moments of wonder & connection. Something that words can be a barrier to sometimes perhaps? Ajja and I had no words either, but I felt the love too. (Yes, I wanted to post about having no words and this became rather long - please bear with me, I want to explain my word-lessness for the next few days) I enjoy art without words . The whole reason I wanted to paint was to create art that evokes wonder, exploration, emotions & feelings in people beyond words and cause them to pause in that moment. This week I wanted to share this 10 x 10 inch painting - called: "Dance in Orange". I had plenty of words I could use to describe it. The pattern, metallic paints, the flow & atmosphere. But in light of this week - I want to share it without the words. Please pause a moment & enjoy Dance in Orange. Click on the image for a larger view.
The joy during this recovery period is that:
WE HAVE REACHED OUR CONTRIBUTIONS TARGET FOR THE WINTER ART JUMPSTART PROJECT!
Plus way before the end of the month! The amount has gone above my stated target! We might even reach my own secret-beyond-dreams target! It's a fab time of exclamation marks!! A needed blessing during these blue days.
Much thanks to the amazing art patrons who have contributed - it means more to me than words can say :) xo brenda p.s I may not have much words - but you're not restricted. Please do share your thoughts in the comments on what you feel and see in the painting - I love your feedback as much as I love to paint. Thanks muchly