Rainy Day Blues

This week has been nothing but rain. Somehow it’s making everyone cranky. Like, my whole art class 😉

A new study says eating more fruits and veggies can improve mood.  It is no surprise that the magic number of servings is 7.

But what about simply seeing paintings of them?  Let’s test it out.  Here’s some fruit for thought!

watercolor

watercolor

Feel any better yet?  An apple a day keeps the bad mood away 😉

Here are some quotes to get you through!

“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward.”  — Ernest Hemingway

“When trust improves, the mood improves.”  — Fernando Flores

If all else fails, call the doctor!  Dr. Seuss that is 😉  Read My Many Colored Days

“But it all turns out all right, you see.  And I go back to being me.”

The Fruit of Knowledge

brain series; acrylic

This piece is very special to me, partly because it took awhile to complete.  I had a struggle with it.  It is a reminder to the human spirit.  How we want to give up on something.  But to give up on it would be like giving up on ourselves, so we persist.  That is when the magic happens.

This piece has a lot of layers.  I’m always drawn to the story of Adam and Eve and particularly the garden.  The idea of knowledge.  The moment we received it.

I’ll let you draw your own conclusions as to who is holding the apple and who is receiving it.

If you look closely, you might see another image in the painting.  The eye of the serpent.

The ultimate question: Is this knowledge a gift or a burden?