samedi, novembre 12, 2005

ILLUSTRATIONFRIDAY: STRENGTH


La force est intérieure. Strength is inside us.

Avoir la force, c'est avoir la vie.
La force de combattre.
La force de défier nos démons intérieurs.
La force d'aimer malgré la haine.
La force de pardonner malgré la peur.
La force de continuer sans la présence de l'Autre.
Et à la fin, la force de renoncer à tout, à la vie même.

To have strength is to live.
The strength to fight.
The strength to defy our own demons.
The strength to love in spite of hatred.
The strength to forgive in spite of fear.
The strength to go on without the presence of the Other.
And at the End, the strength to give up.
Give up Life itself.

17 commentaires:

Catnapping a dit…

sometimes i think forgiveness is the hardest.

great entry.

Marion a dit…

Nice, I even like the poem the most..

Roshnii a dit…

Yes, strength is inside of us, Everything is inside of us.

Holly a dit…

I really like this a lot. Well done. Cheers!

carla a dit…

Those are very meaningful words, and your image goes so well with them. I love the combination of line and color here...you have a great way of creating a surface pattern that enhances the form within. Lovely work:>

Tiffy a dit…

cool shapes, very nice.

Anonymous a dit…

This is a very creative submission! I love the randomness of the painted background with the strong face peeping through!

Mei Shile a dit…

Le fond me fait penser à une fractale. Bô set de couleurs.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Merci à vous toutes. Thanks to all of you girls. In fact, this is not a painting. It is a collage made with different colored silk paper. I drew the face with a black pen and made the kind of arrows with acrylic paint. The original colours were yellow, red and black. I scanned the collage and transformed it with photoshop. Old and new techniques as you can see. But really, as MARION said, I prefer the poem... Kinda.....

Ginnie a dit…

I really like this, MP: the colors, the feeling of struggle midst finding strength. And the poem is wonderful! Thanks.

Tony LaRocca a dit…

There's lot of power in the mixture of colors- and a good poem as well. The most powerfull strength in the world is the ability to say "no" and not worry about the consequences.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Ginnie: Merci! I've taken a look at your blog and love it. And the wolf is one of my totem animal...
Tony: You are right. And wrong. Say no is hard but sometimes we have to. But I think we always have to worry about the consequences of our actions... At least to be aware of...

Paula a dit…

The strength of colors, of fighting for waht you believ in. Really fine work.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Paula: Very true, fighting for what you believe is sometimes very difficult! And thanks for the compliment.

JM Domel a dit…

Did you do this picture?

JM Domel a dit…

not the photo but the artwork. Not that photos arent art work but you know what I mean.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Yep Jean, My first love was drawing.I began at 3. And my second love was photography. I began at 10. SOOOO. I like to mix both in collages, drawings on pics, or Photoshopping drawings and pics.