Inspirational Painted Gemstone Specimens (continued)
I find the physical and verbal hate and violence of todays world overwhelming. What could I do to help myself turn toward the positive? How, with my art, could I focus on something good and uplifting? Both for myself and others.
Wisdom? Words of inspiration from different Religions, Cultures, Philosophies and time periods. People can be dismissive of words of wisdom from ages gone by. However, when you take the time to read and meditate on just a few sentences of depth, you know in your heart that the meanings are as real today as they were all those years ago. Basic human nature never changes much.
I decided to add a third dimension to my painted gemstones. Taking the natural beauty, partially painted stone canvas, and painting words of inspiration one side and coupling the words and stone with my painted visual interpretation.
I began reading “Inspirational Quotations” from Holy People, Philosophers, Musicians, Poets and Authors and wrote a list of words that were personally touching, and started to paint. I have read hundreds of quotes and created a list along with image ideas that will keep me busy for a time. Finding the right stone for the right image for the right quote is not as easy as I had imagined.
Every now and then, you can turn the piece around and read the quote and after a few weeks turn it back to the painting. I do this, and each time I turn the piece around I take a moment to think about the meaning. Hopefully you will have many positive and uplifting moments with a piece that touches you.