‘Be Your Luminescence’ – Day 353/365 – NFS

‘Be Your Luminescence’ – Day 353/365 – NFS

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Did you know some jellyfish can glow in the dark?⁠
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They have bioluminescent organs that emit light. ⁠
If I took one skill from a jellyfish, it wouldn’t be the ability to propel at speed or clone myself, it would be the glow in the dark thing.⁠
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Just think how amazing it would be if we had the ability to produce our own light from within…If we could have a way of knowing where we’re going even if the environment was uncertain and we had no way of knowing which way was what.🤷🏻‍♀️⁠
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Well, the jellyfish may be brainless, heartless and spineless, but lucky for you – you have all three of those. You can harness your mind, you can listen to your heart and you can stand firm in your courage.⁠
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You might not have bioluminescence. ⁠
But you can be your luminescence😛⁠
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Make your own damn light – you magnificent creature!⁠
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📸 another lovely inspiration found on the feed of @fainepearl 💙⁠
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‘Call From The Deep’ – Day 351/365 – NFS

‘Call From The Deep’ – Day 351/365 – NFS

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“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.”⁠
― Kahlil Gibrán, Sand and Foam⁠
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The cries of whales mingled in my mind last night with my own deep calls of release. Releasing what I don’t know, but it felt good to let it all go.⁠
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The more I let go of, the less I feel I know how to paint. And then on some days, (good days often involve nature, meditation, movement and quiet time) the brush, the music, the light and the intuition show me that painting never was a knowing at all. Instead, way down in the deep I discover, it’s been pure feeling all along.⁠
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📸 inspired by a lovely @fainepearl underwater moment⁠

‘What the Fox?!’ – Day 161/365 – NFS

‘What the Fox?!’ – Day 161/365 – NFS

Artist study. Not currently for sale.


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Ai, not super happy with how this one came out. One minute the muse is with you and the next you are on your ace – encountering ‘Lady Resistance’ in all her devilish, egoic glory.
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So. As it stands: Fox 1: Andrea: One-hundred-and-somethingest or other. Tomorrow’s another day, another chance to dance with the muse. Whatever you do, don’t lose your sense of humour. 🦊
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Inspiration from the photography of @kpunkka

‘Shadow or Shade?’ – Day 85/365 – R2335

‘Shadow or Shade?’ – Day 85/365 – R2335

Sale Price of Original: R2335

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Derivative work created with permission from the photographer


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I find it fascinating how shadow has a sinister connotation and shade inspires notions of rest. Yet, when it comes down to it, they’re essentially the same thing.
Casting shadow patterns can inspire such beauty, and yet when someone feels dubious, we say they’re shady.
The duality is in everything. The light, the dark and the many shades of grey.
And anyone who doesn’t believe they can co-exist, should take a look at an Oryx! (Which btw is the answer to the Q in the first of these 3 Namibian paintings).

‘Long Strides’ – Day 84/365 – R2335

‘Long Strides’ – Day 84/365 – R2335

Why do we actively condone the domestication of everything around us (often for convenience and consumption) and then proclaim our longing for ‘the wild’?

Sale Price of Original: R2335

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Derivative work created with permission from the photographer


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Beautiful, strange creatures – ostriches. I visited a farm in the Karoo many, many years ago before I became aware of meat consumption impact on the planet, plastic waste and generally living with ethical intention. We rode ostriches at that farm. Cheap thrills and cruel entertainment – all for a quick buck. I feel bad about that every time I look at these birds across a farm stall fence, and, ironically, how deep my head was in the sand. Here’s to knowing better.
But it does make me wonder why we humans, keep domesticating everything around us and then proclaim our longing for the wild.

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