I cannot do this blog post about hands, without combining it with motivational quotes as each of my hand’s paintings are very specific in conveying a message.
Quotes can express in words, what you feel in your heart.
I try to capture a feeling in my hand’s paintings of compassion, understanding, giving, support, and comfort.
“Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.” -Mason Cooley-
And I would like to add… belief that your fall will be softened by caring “hands”.
…Hope keeps us going.
I did a few paintings on wooden hands, depicting a story on each hand.
Maybe a little element in my paintings can keep you going when you’re down. Sometimes you just need to “feel” a message in an image.
All of us goes through dark times in our lives. When you are there, caught up in overpowering raw emotions, it feels like you will never see the light again.
I did this painting as “payment” for my psychiatrist a few years ago, my medical aid – drained, my bank account in the red, me, running on empty.
This was how I felt, stripped of everything, nothing left, the Dragonflies, symbolic of change, adaptability, and transformation, the feather, a messenger of the angles, picked up after my last session on my way out.
I knew will be fine… the red string on my finger, a reminder that the sun will shine again… Blank page, torn out of a book, a new page, a new chapter, a new beginning…
Your hands open and closes:
“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.” -Rumi-
“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” — Napoleon Hill
The Dance – Oriah Mountain Dreamer:
This quote is out of a lovely book: “The Dance” by Oriah Mountain Dreamer , I read a few books by her and it had such an impact on me.
‘Hands can convey so much, they can beg or refuse, take or give, be open or clenched, show content or anxiety. They can be young or old, beautiful or deformed’. – Henry Moore
Unfortunately, all these hand paintings are sold, but look out for new images to be added to my Buy Art: album soon.
What are your most inspiring quotes?
I would like you to share it with me, please.