“She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way
she adjusted her sails” ~Elizabeth Edwards
The bird theme on Journal Journey is also interesting and so I was all set to play.
I used recycled thin packing cardboard, strips from magazine, a bit of textured fiber from an old invitation card. I stuck them as layers and painted with acrylics. I should have added glaze, but I don’t have it in my supplies, so maybe I should add it later. Do you think I should add glaze?
Now about the quote, when I started painting, somehow I thought of Antigone. I taught Antigone by Sophocles many times in my literature class. Today, I thought of her, her rebelliousness or rather her firm decision to carry out her actions no matter what the opposition is. She sticks by her own code of behavior which she knows is beyond any dictates of society. She stood in the storm.
Storms in life are almost inevitable. The question is, are we going to sink or sail on?
The choice is ours.
On my painting, I used a little blue courageous bird to sing of sunny shores and blue skies. Maybe Antigone would have listened, smiled bravely. Whatever be our concerns, we have to sail on bravely!
That must be our choice.
A bit of news from me is that I have reached my 100th post today.
I feel a sense of achievement and feel grateful for the big support my blogging friends have given me.
It is the best kind of support I have ever received!
I am sure my mother will be happy for me,
When she was alive she was my biggest strength.
I do wish to sell few of my paintings,
so if you like any of the work here, please let me know
at my mail, mayamuki1 at gmail dot com.
Thank you so much for being with me! :-)