Secrets Revealed: Images Of Hands In My Art

Hands: 

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-

 

“Fall seven times. Stand up eight.” —Japanese Proverb

“Fall seven times. Stand up eight.” —Japanese Proverb

And I would like to add… belief that your fall will be softened by caring “hands”.

…Hope keeps us going.  

 

Painted wooden hands - these two hands were commissioned by clients.

Painted wooden hands – these two hands were commissioned by clients.

I did a few paintings on wooden hands, depicting a story on each hand.

 

You are wearing yourself out with all this searching.

“You are wearing yourself out with all this searching, what you are looking for is right here.”

 

Messenger Hands: 

Messenger hands

Messenger Hands

 

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.

Healing Hands:

Healing hands:

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… 

http://www.dragonfly-site.com/meaning-symbolize.html

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- 

Open your hands

Open your hands

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” — Napoleon Hill

Devotion

“I will be waiting here….
For your silence to break,
For your soul to shake,
For your love to wake!”   – Rumi- 

The Dance – Oriah Mountain Dreamer:

Tell me the story of who you are

Tell me the story of who you are and see who I am in the story I am living. 

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. 

 

May the angels be around your loved ones today ... May you have heaven in your heart Starlight in your soul and Angels all around you...

May the angels be around your loved ones today …
May you have heaven in your heart
Starlight in your soul
and Angels all around you…

‘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. 

 

 

 

 

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