Once

This is a post from Meredith that touched me in some deep dark places inside myself. Not from some horrors of the past but of little things that won’t release me. I hope it will touch you too or maybe open the door to the light. Or perhaps you’ll just enjoy a great post.

Tim Dittmer, http://twdittmer.com/2014/09/26/once/ ,re-blogged this post and I too am doing it as well. There must be a word for re-blogging a re-blog, but I don’t know it

Washing Day, Wondering

This painting takes me back to my time in Thailand–even though it comes from a photo taken in India. It truly speaks to me of what I miss. I hope you’ll enjoy this art by Laurie Bostian which is inspired by John Grant– a very talented fellow in Ireland. Visit them and enjoy.

Personal Artist, Laurie Bostian

Many thanks to John Grant for allowing me to paint this using his brilliant photography! Many thanks to John Grant for allowing me to paint this using his brilliant photography!

The original photo use for this piece can be found here: http://meticulousmick.wordpress.com/2014/03/#jp-carousel-3295
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John Grant’s work inspires me. Takes me places. It makes me laugh and hope and wonder. During the creation of this piece, I wondered about the conversations they might be having out there. I wondered what quiet thoughts were going through their minds. I wondered if they were running down a checklist of things to do after that task was done. I wondered what the temperature of that water was. I wondered what their personal struggles were. I wondered what they looked forward to.

The beautiful thing about painting figures is the opportunity it affords me to put myself in the place of another for just a short time.

Thanks again, John Grant. It was a pleasure.

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