Thursday, February 07, 2013
Look Out Now or Flying Girl Makes It Through The Storm
Pencil, Ink and Acrylic paint on vintage Alice in Wonderland book page
7 1/4" x 4 3/4" on 8 1/2"x 11"
This is my first flying girl in quite some time.
I'm not sure what the lesson here is, unless it's about learning how to breathe again after being buffeted about by the winds of fate.
Or perhaps remembering the lessons that I have already learned.
Or perhaps life is guaranteed to knock you around a bit, but if you manage to come out the other side, it is a lesson, not the doom that it felt like when you were caught in the middle of it.
That sounds suspiciously like "this too shall pass," but that's ok since that's one of my favorite old sayings.
Maybe the wisdom of getting older is learning to hunker down and wait it out, and understanding that there is always going to be something better on the other side. Time goes faster than we think and we are stronger than we know.
Maybe this is just a reminder. It gets better. We get stronger.
Prints of this painting is for sale here: