☽ ⋆ △ A Special Tribute Balancing Softness and Strength △ ⋆ ☽
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“African Violets” in tribute to Elsie Jackson - 16X20 inch alcohol ink and acrylic painting on yupo paper
She Radiated Love and Positivity Despite Her Circumstances
My granny passed at 97 years old with my parents by her bedside. What I find most amazing is how her positive spirit always prevailed. She had many reasons to be ill or grumpy, curt or cold. A German lady who in her lifetime faced, poverty, abandonment, and Alzheimer's. But never was she unkind. She was a quiet and strong lady with a consistent smile and gratitude. Even if she didn't know who the hell you were at 97 she'd give you a smile and thank you over and over for a hug. She raised 4 kids alone and walked 5 miles to work to put food on the table. “You do what you have to do” she would say. I watched my parents care for Granny for 17 years in our home. She taught her son, my dad, unconditional love. She never got bitter as she developed Alzheimer's disease. She was the sweetest lady ever. She was incredible.
☽ ⋆ △ THE INSPIRATION △ ⋆ ☽
COLOR THEORY AND CRYSTALS
I wanted to capture my Granny’s essence in this alcohol ink painting through a balance of softness and strength through color, contrast and crystal energy.
My creative process is intuitive so the most planning I do is color selection. The crystals were there to guide my intuition (especially amethyst) and channel my Granny's beautiful spirit as I painted and flowed. Behind my color choices:
VIOLET: her vibrant & resilient spirit
SKY BLUES and SOFT PINKS: her gentle heart
METALLIC GOLD: Granny’s ability to see the gold shimmer lining in any situation
I channeled the energy of R O S E Q U A R T Z for love and A M E T H Y S T for positive energy.
Amethyst: the crystal connection to the African Violet, her favorite flower.
Rose Quartz: promotes self love and compassion, opens the heart chakra.
Soft Pink: encourages friendliness, calm, tranquility
Sky Blue: calms and sedates, evokes rest
Purple: uplifts, offers a sense of spirituality
Gold: generosity. compassion, optimism and positivity.
Thanks for letting me share this special painting meditation with you! I hope it made you think of someone SOFT and STRONG in your life.
Love and Positive Vibes,
HONOR SOMEONE YOU LOVE
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