Art for the day- Just keep swimming

Just keep swimming
30″ x 24″x2″
Acrylics
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Just keep swimming
Acrylics
30″ X 24″ X 2″
Really rich red, with gold bubbles.
Finished sides, ready to hang.
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Here is the quote I was reading while doing the work:
The term ideal, herein is not used in the sense of an abstract, unattainable perfection; but rather it means a worthy goal that has promise of attainment through appropriate efforts. The gap between where you are and where you desire to be creates a mental and emotional conflict, “a holy discontent” – often called stress in today’s world. Normally the first response to stress is to mentally and emotionally run over the outward indications of the conflict – anger, fear, disappointment, resentment, embarrassment, or other such negative feelings. In doing this one’s mind is trying to fill the gap between his expectation of what he desires and what actually exists.
Loyd J. Ericson
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This was my first work completed after a long dry spell last year. I remember how good it felt to just be at the easel again, and that I really am an artist…what else would I do? I can’t even begin to imagine what my life would be like if I was Not living up to my own inner potential. I am an artist, it’s what I do.
Art…it’s what’s for dinner.
🙂
Have a good one,
Heather

9 Comments

  1. Cynthia
    June 27, 2007

    Yayyy!!! I love it – the color, energy and overall vibrancy of the piece. ((HMBT))

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  2. HMBT
    June 27, 2007

    Thanks Cynthia…it was a practice in not thinking! Woop, woop!

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  3. Kathy Holmes
    June 27, 2007

    I agree – love the color and the energy. Would really brighten up a NW winter. 🙂

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  4. Pavel
    June 28, 2007

    I wish I had something original to add to what was already said, but I think they said it best; there’s this energy, perhaps a mad or intense energy (maybe because of the red”ish” color?) that has a frantic feel to it.My daughter, who has a good eye (and is great at looking at clouds and finding shapes) said that it look like there was a face in the middle. Actually, I saw it too as soon as she said it; two eyes, a nose and mouth, and the two lines above the mouuth highlight the cheeks. lol…

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  5. HMBT
    June 28, 2007

    Thanks Pavel! I see the face now too. 🙂 I tried to do this work with no thinking, and just what attracted me to the moment…it was a good excersise.Thanks again. 🙂

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  6. San
    January 29, 2008

    Heather, you just took a dive into that painting and you just kept swimming across that gap…The warmth of it–water whose depths are infused with sunshine.

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  7. HMBT
    January 29, 2008

    Thanks San!

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  8. Celebration of Life
    January 30, 2008

    “Just Keep Swimming” is a great survival theme! Sometimes I have to tell my self, “just keep going” and now I will say, “just keep swimming!” LOL

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  9. HMBT
    January 30, 2008

    Yup, just like in Nemo…just keep swimming!

    Reply

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