Thursday, May 9, 2013

reflections on life

watercolor
Invisible (study#4)
For Joss

“I've learned that no matter what happens, 
or how bad it seems today, 
life does go on,
and it will be better tomorrow...
I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life"...
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance...
I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.
People love a warm hug,
or just a friendly pat on the back.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

― Maya Angelou

Linking to PaintPartyFriday

42 comments:

  1. I love this poem from Maya Angelou! And your painting is beautiful!!! Happy PPF!

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  2. This is beautiful. Many beggars here in the Philippines. Many miserable people every where. Yes we should reach out every day. :^)

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  3. Wow, so beautiful. I love all those colors and that rich texture. I especially love Maya Angelou.

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  4. Beautiful painting and a very inspirational quote! Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF

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  5. What a heartfelt post...she brings tears to my eyes...I do agree its what we do to people and how we make them feel that matters...and the same comes back to us ...one day or the other !

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  6. Fantastic painting - very moving and evocative.
    Happy PPF :-D
    IKE xxxx
    #24

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  7. Beautiful and touching painting. Valerie

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  8. Powerful painting!! Love it! They are never invisible to me, or my family!!
    Fabulous work!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. Such a moving image, beautifully painted.

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  10. Wonderful quote, wise and good to reflect upon

    and stunning art to go with it

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  11. Such a wonderful post for the beautiful artwork and for the thought provoking poem. Sometimes its good to reflect. It helps to remind ourselves what matters most.

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  12. OOOHHHHH I cannot believe this is mine, I absolutely and completely love it-it touches my heart very very deeply- will email you right now.Baie baie dankie- ek weet nie wat om te se nie- my hart is te vol. Happy PPF.

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  14. Oh my goodness! This is the best painting I've seen all week! I love this! It just speaks such a poignant message, and the colors and composition are exquisite! And I also love the poem. The last words there were my motto for 30 years in my classroom: "They may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel". I didn't know Maya Angelou said that!

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  15. Thanks for your comment, minnieme. I check in on you when you post but have neglected to put down comments. Bad me. Your work is always excellent.

    I think maybe I have seen this one before, but without the Angelou quote. Wonderful, as always.

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  16. Beautiful words for an extraordinary fabulous painting. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. This is an amazingly powerful and beautiful piece of art. I love Maya Angelou too, and had the pleasure of hearing her speak at a conference I attended several years ago. Blessings!

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  18. This is so heartbreakingly beautiful...

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  19. wow, this is beautiful - you always create such evocative pieces that really make the viewer think about the uncomfortable things we probably sooner choose to forget. The quote with this is wonderful and as always it works perfectly with your painting (although I found myself replacing the human at the receiving end with an animal which works equally well in my mind!)

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  20. beautiful piece and words by Maya Angelou. Inspiration for today, thank you!

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  21. i am speechless...i adore this incredible piece of work...nice to meet you, i'm visiting from PPF...wow...all those boys have given you an incredible eye...

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  22. Your work is beautiful. So glad I found your blog today. New follower!

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  23. So beautiful, I just love the painting and the words by Maya Angelou. Wonderful post! HPPF!

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  24. So much emotion here, yes, a kind word, an acknowledgement of humanity. Lovely work. Happy PPF. xox

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  25. Very touching and humane, beautiful painting and beautiful poem! <3 The painting has some very interesting effects and techniques!

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  26. Really poignant. So well executed, that hand is so well drawn and the folds in her headscarf are beautiful. Love the title.

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  27. Fabulous... your line, tone and composition freak the you know what out of me... you rock...
    and I loved the peas poem. Was great fun to share with the troops...xx

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  28. You are such a talented artist. I love this piece of work.

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  29. I adore Maya Angelou's words...such wisedom!
    Your painting always moves me.
    Much food for thought today.
    xoxo

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  30. What a lovely, thought-provoking post!

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  31. The gesture and the color patterns really give this piece impact. It's very moving. The fact that the road shows through her makes it seem ethereal and spirit-like. Amazing!

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  32. Exquisite words and thoughts to an exquisite painting. This is so very lovely and touching, almost as if she is here in front of me. We have much to be thankful for, I never overlook that fact; this really belongs in an art gallery!

    Thanks for sharing.
    Annabelle O,O

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  33. Beautiful painting and beautiful quote.

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  34. Your painting is wonderful! Such depth of soul!

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  35. What a beautiful poem to go with a beautiful painting. HPPF

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  36. This painting really moves me. It is terrible that there are people that are in this reality. That are having huge problems just to stay alive. Their invisibility are heartbreaking.

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  37. Wow! A powerful and beautiful painting and the words are so touching, Minnemie!!

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  38. One picture is worth 10,000 words. But a painting such as this, speaks on for ever.

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  39. I see so many different things in this painting. You are a remarkable artist. Blessings, Janet PPF

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