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Sunday, 12 April 2009

May happiness flow to you forever...

... and surround you with the quiet ways of beauty
(Native American)

We must treat the Earth well, it is not ours, only lent to us by our grandchildren (versions of this exist in many cultures- native american, african, aboriginal, celtic...)

Keep your face to the sunshine & you will not see the shadow (Helen Keller)


Do not let yesterday use up too much of today
(sorry can't remember who to credit)


This was the second set of canvasses commissioned along with the 'cappuchino' one posted earlier & each individual canvas measures 48" x 12". These were to hang in the seating area of a large staffroom- somewhere to 'chill-out' & escape from the office hustle, so needed to appear relaxing yet have visual impact. The colours are taken from the carpet sample I was given & immediately suggested 'earthiness'... I wanted that sense of the beauty & peace of the Earth to radiate out through the background.

Although the whole piece, for me is about love of the earth & nature, I wanted to use a variety of quotations so that maybe something would resonate with the many different personalities that would see them. Hopefully over a period of time the subliminal messages of positivity & peace will rub off.

The calligraphy is done with folded ruling pen (pale green at top), drafting ruling pen (brown at bottom) and brush (orange centre). Although there is a contrast of letter-form & weight, the overall effect is harmonious as the letter shapes are similar. I used acrylics throughout.

3 comments:

Mel said...

Geez...I wish we had such a room with such decor where *I* work....

*grin*

Absolutely lovely....ten gold stars to the wise ones that had you provide such beautiful things for their overworked staff...

Mel said...

Me again...thanks so much for stopping by my Clutter to Shine blog..SO nice to *see* you there!!

~much love~

Rose said...

Hey Suzi, love your work sooo much and in appreciation i would like you to accept a little award...

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