Come sit and tell me your story
Tell me your dreams.
What makes you happy?
What makes your heart sing?
Come sit beside me in this chair.
Tell me your happiness.
Tell me your sorrows.
Come and sit.
This is an invitation to
speak from your heart.
Come and sit in this chair.
I usually put words in my paintings. For some reason I feel compelled to do that. Words can hold such meaning and double meanings and innuendos. They can evoke power, love, and thoughtfulness. They can make you stop and think a bit. They are an art form in and of themselves. However, sometimes they don't look right to have them on the front of the painting.
I paint on cradled panels, so the painting itself stands out from the wall by 1.5 inches. It came to me, that really the words don't need to sit on the surface of the painting.. What if they were around the edge? In this painting above, the words circle around the edge of the painting. They are written in pencil and and then covered with clear wax.
In the Pink Chair, the words are a dictionary page. They start with mess and message end with messenger. Doesn't sitting in a chair and resting quietly allow you to put the mess aside and take in the messages that clear your head. It works for me.
Today, I am linking up with Paint Party Friday for the first time.