Inspiration Avenue Challenge
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This week’s challenge theme is hands. Hands. I can’t believe all the paths this took me down. I started by following the prompt and looked at my own hands. They were just hands to me and I didn’t get far with these thoughts. I noticed my ring finger and the fading mark of my wedding ring, now off for almost three months in my newly-single life. I remembered an episode of Lie To Me where someone noted that the faded ring mark takes about three months to disappear and the person was about 2/3 of the way. I wondered how many people know this and if mine would actually be gone in a couple of weeks…I don’t think completely…
Next, I thought about all the lovely things hands are for. Hugging someone…rubbing someone’s back…holding their hand…caressing their face…giving someone the “thumbs up”…
BUT then I started to think about all the negative things they can be used for. Hands can also hurt. They can be used to hit…slap…grab…show anger…they can leave bruises.
I thought about doing a piece that showed both the great things and the not-so-great things because I’m really working on being open to sharing a piece of art I create that may not be beautiful or cute or pretty. Life isn’t always beautiful, cute or pretty so why should artwork be?
When I saw the image of the “shhhhh”, it struck a cord with me. I really value the ability to express fully. Being hushed is incredibly painful to me. The quote is one William wrote after the death of his sister-in-law and it just spoke to me.
One of the things I love about art is how it can take on many different shapes before it’s complete. This is not where I expected to land but landing I did. Thanks for letting me share.