Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Inspire Me Thursday (7/10/08) : Healing

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acrylic on canvas 10.75 x 13.75

This is my latest response to (yet) another artist challenge site called Inspire Me Thursday. The word posted last week was "healing."

Interesting piece of synchronicity there. I have been having some respiratory issues and talking is a bit problematic. The outlets for writing are there, of course, but not being able to talk cuts me off from a relatively small part of the way I communicate. I have also been letting the unkindness of a few nasty people get the best of me. Even when I'm feeling good, being angry leaves me sick and drained. Better to channel that emotional energy into outrage and action, which means stepping back and seeing if what has me discomfited warrants that.

So. Nonverbal me has been painting lately and these challenge sites are a great way to get kickstarted so I'm putting paint to canvas. To be honest, the cartoony quality of this painting and the one I posted last week come as a bit of a surprise. Maybe it's because the emotions I experience when I'm painting them are so basic.

copyright 2008 jas faulkner


laurel said...


Cheryl A Finley: said...

You are goood! I can feel the pillow in my hands now...a healing heart. And, thank you for stopping by my blog!

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Tammie Lee said...

Your painting is wonderful. Those hands really feel as though they are holding the heart.
I hope you feel better soon.

kazumiwannabe said...

Deep symbolism in this. It makes me think of silence, patience, work and tenderness. It's great! Hope you feel better soon.

Rowena said...

I like the painting and the symbolism. This is a really powerful prompt, I'm realizing.

Phyl said...

I really love this, Jas.

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...


Gee . . . "nonverbal me" . . .I don't seem to have one of those. ;-)


katefate said...

I didn't realize you're blue! Not that there's anything wrong with that.