Be the change you want to see...
I am involved in a painting challenge. The challenge is 30 paintings in 30 days! I will be travelling and I just didn't feel that at this time that was a realistic challenge. Working full time as a family doctor, I felt that agreeing to 30 paintings in 30 days was more than i could handle and would set me up for certain disappointment and a sense of failure. So what i decided was to commit to 7 paintings in 7 days. Today is day 2 and i will share what i have come up with so far. I am not certain that the second is quite done but I'm supposed to "finish it" by the end of the day. I am so tired as after a very full day at work, I have been painting for 3 hours.
The first is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's quote "Be the change you want to see in the world". This actually was paraphrased from his many writings. He wrote, "We but mirror the world. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him"
This writing was published in 1913. In honor of that sentiment I painted this very small painting only measuring 12 inches by 12 inches.
Lit from Within. 24 x 30 inches. Acrylic on canvas
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Day 2 of painting challenge
9/10/2014 01:13:24 am
Great job! Especially after a full day of work. It's a clever piece. Makes you think.
9/11/2014 01:38:28 am
I don't know how you do it, but I'm glad you can. They're beautiful.
9/11/2014 05:46:44 am
Sometimes I find it very difficult to be the change I want to see. I know what it is I want and how to make some of the changes, but I often find myself bogged down by all the bs in life and I began to feel the changes will never happen and it is no longer worth the effort. How does one get past all of that and continue to be the change when it no longer seems possible?
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