Monday, June 2, 2014

In the Moment and in Retrospect

Watercolor of Keenan at La pointe à David 
Artist: Cindi Moynahan-Foreman
'We write to taste life twice
in the moment and in retrospect.'
Anais Nin ~

I believe that we could take this famous quote and rewrite it to say, "We paint to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect"

Making art about the folks I love is so therapeutic for me. The process involves me sitting silently, and regarding them with fresh eyes. The less words floating around me and in my head the better. Intrusive thoughts are unwelcomed and forced to leave by shifting my thoughts back to the reverence and love that inspired me to choose the subject in the first place.

Feelings of love, joy and happiness flow through my eyes, through my heart, through my hands and pour on to the page where I enjoy them twice: in the moment and again in retrospect.

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