I've been working on some different art pieces. I need to decompress from school so I've been doing things that really let me run free. I ended up with paint and ink all over my arms and legs from these. And that's a good thing.
This one is tentatively called the tornado. I was thinking about the many things in life that we just can't control. There are things in our lives that are like a force of nature. Can't be stopped. The best we can do is protect ourselves from their damage.
My daughter called this one "Raindrops". It's a good name. Painting with watercolors helps remind me that I'm not in charge. I put the water colors on the page, and water colors have a mind of their own. They run. They bleed. They mix with other colors on the page. I always love watching how the painting changes as it dries. I am enchanted at every stage of a water color painting.
I guess I've been thinking alot about what I can control, what I can't. Sometimes all I can do is put up boundaries. Other times I simply have to accept that I'm not in charge.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Kells was one of the many islands on which the Celtic Monks translated the Scriptures. The book of Kells survived one of the most intricate examples of the Celtic Sacred Art.
Kufic is one of the many different styles of Calligraphy that abound in Islam. Since Islam has a prohibition against representative art, they have turned their creative powers to those of words. Kufic is very squared with straight lines, unlike this piece.