Monday, April 20, 2009

Flying Girl Between Heaven and Earth, or (Im)Possible

Flying Girl Between Heaven and Earth, or (Im)Possible
4/20/09
Golden Fluid Acrylics on Paper 7"x10"

Here is my question here: in going for our dreams, do we sometimes fail to realize that we already have happiness right where we are?

While shooting for the moon, do we not recognize the day to day, the wonder, the fulfillment, the joy?

Maybe the moon really is impossible. Maybe it is just impossible right now in this moment. Maybe if we climb some trees, glowing with the blossoms of new Spring, we will find our path to the moon.

I mean, it is already a miracle to be able to fly. Should we revel in that miracle, instead of ignoring it for the dream of space flight?

Oh yeah, this is a prompt for Illustration Friday (Impossible)

Speaking of Possible/Impossible and Illustration Friday, they made me Pick of the Week this week, so Moon Rabbit is up there all week. Wow. I never thought that would happen. Thank you Penelope and Brianna.

11 comments:

Valerie Lorimer said...

I think your piece is really lovely! And I love what you wrote.

Genie Sea said...

I love how the trees and the moon are bubbles of green light! Dreamy :)

And yes, lets glory in our ability to fly at all :)

jess gonacha said...

ok, first off, huge congrats on being the pick of the week-- that's amazing! you deserve it. ;) and second, yes, i think sometimes we get so wrapped up in the future and our goals that we forget our life is happening right now. thank you for the reminder!

Kelly (conversemomma) said...

I think it is easy to get caught up in the want that we forget the now. I watched my children at the park the other day. They stood side by side and mastered the social scene, 2 and 3, they supported each other's digging in the dirt, were brave when the big boys tried to take their shovels away. In that moment, it all fell away. I leaned into my husband and whispered, I'm happy.

septembermom said...

Another lovely one! Bravo!
You're so right that we may be missing our daily rewards by stretching to reach the possibly unattainable.

aleciagoodman said...

Congratulations for pick of the week. On Impossibility, I love your colors and tonality. Movement is wonderful.

ina said...

the colors in this one are really the colors of early spring for me: the way the water in streams in the woods looks as it thaws. magic & beautiful.

tanaudel said...

Really beautiful colours in this - soft and cool but luminous.

tanaudel said...

Really beautiful colours in this - soft and cool but luminous.

Loni Edwards said...

This is so beautiful! I love your style!

Coreopsis said...

I haven't looked at these in awhile--this is absolutely lovely. It so conveys her sense of longing. The muted colors are perfect...

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