‘Nostalgia’ is first of the portraits from eclectic collection of paintings which I’ve started working on during the lock-down (despite ‘Lalaland being released first).
My focus here is on reflection and different moods putting a twist on things as they are not always what they seem at the first glance..
“Every time you pretend to be less than you are, you steal permission from other women to exist fully. Don’t mistake modesty for humility. Modesty is a giggly lie. An act. A mask. A fake game. We have no time for it.
The word humility derives from the Latin word humilitas, which means “of the earth”.
To be humble is to be grounded in knowing who you are. It implies the responsibility to become what you were meant to become – to grow, the reach, to fully bloom as high and as strong and grand as you were created to. It is not honourable for the tree to wilt and shrink and disappear. It is not honourable for woman to, either. “
/Untamed, Glennon Doyle/
My general attitude in life when faced with a difficult times is to make the best out of the bad situation or at least take it as a lesson and grow. I always think that circumstances don’t make the person but reveal them. And the lock-down certainly has been a time for me when I’ve been expanding with love into connection, I’ve been working very hard, focusing on things I want to achieve, be and do and the results have been showing. I have no doubt about that what you focus on expands and I’m ever so grateful. I had my times of nostalgia and it is ok, it isn’t sad. It’s been a time of reflection and growth and I wanted to portray this while painting ‘Nostalgia’ in my garden… let’s stop and think about the words above, humility, being ‘of the earth’, growing strong, blossoming like the tree… and I wonder of you can spot those literary ‘of the earth’ elements which I found in my garden and used in this painting…
Size and technique: acrylic paint on canvas size 30 x 40cm ( approx. 12 x 16 inches).
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