Friday, January 23, 2015

hindsight

"In nature nothing exists alone."
― Rachel Carson

"By acquiescing in an act that causes such suffering to a living creature,
 who among us is not diminished?"
― Rachel Carson
"The question is whether any civilization 
can wage relentless war on life 
without destroying itself, 
and without losing the right to be called civilized." 
― Rachel Carson
"Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is 
-- whether its victim is human or animal -- 
we cannot expect things to be much better in this world. 
We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. 
By every act that glorifies 
or even tolerates 
such moronic delight in killing, 
we set back the progress of humanity."
 Rachel Carson
watercolor

sharing at paintpartyfriday 

24 comments:

  1. Wonderful! I feel like I am joining them on their journey. So meaningful in such a tangible way. Love your perspective and message. xo.M

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  2. POWERFUL post...really well done!! So true...love the backsides of those animals!! Wonderful job!

    Hugs Giggles

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  3. That is just so powerful, minnimie.
    Your beautiful paintings perfectly illustrate the vulnerability of these lovely animals.

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  4. Great post, love the paintings, and the wonderful quotes from Rachel Carson. Valerie

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  5. Great painted sketches. You chose an interesting way to look at these animals.

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  6. These are beautiful - I love that they are all walking away from the viewer which ties in so perfectly with those wonderful quotes by Rachel Carson with which I agree wholeheartedly. I honestly believe mankind is the only species whose disappearance from the planet would benefit every other living creature and someday we will destroy ourselves but unfortunately not until we've destroyed everything else first.

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  7. This is absolutely marvelous!

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  8. Beautiful words and gorgeous watercolor!!!!

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  9. Beautiful images and words to accompany them.

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  10. Wonderful post. Beautiful creatures that go very well with Carson's words. I applaud your work and post.

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  11. Such true statements. Beautiful watercolors!

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  12. beautiful work! I'm loving loose, sketchy watercolors lately

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  13. Wow. With your images and words it is as if they are turning their backs on us in disgust and walking away...

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  14. Wow! Amazing painting! Love it!!!!

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  15. What a fantastic and lovely collection of beastly backsides! Beautifully rendered!

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  16. I love the way that you lay down the colour in lines and capture the solidity of them... I always find myself studying how you have laid down the paint... awesome...xx

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  17. Gorgeous piece!The quote is s sad but so true!

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  18. An incredibly thought provoking post accompanied by amazing artwork.
    Brilliant! xoxo

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  19. Wonderful pictures and quotes. Thank you. Blessings, Janet, PPF

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  20. Wow, such a beautiful post and gorgeous paintings!

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  21. Beautyful animals you´ve painted. I enjoyed them much. Thank you!

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