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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Thirsty














I have recently acquired a thirst that, to my surprise, not even my overindulgent caffeine addiction can quench!
The thirst exists not in my mouth but in my very soul, seeking a first hand knowledge of the world around me, driving me to see and log my visions as a constant growing archive within my new sketchbooks.

Starting the sketchbooks was a conscious decision but the infatuation that has arisen from their birth has been a surprise even to me. How ridiculous, that one can surprise oneself this way, surely, of all people, I would know my next thought, action, emotion before it consumed me?
Although their origins escape me, I remain grateful for surprises such as these and the knowledge they present to me about myself. Like an adventure they lay a path before me, an unknown destination. To turn away would be to deprive oneself of oneself and to pass through life never having ventured would surely dehydrate the mind, body and soul.

And so, like a sponge, I patiently await my next drink...I must be ready to absorb it when it comes and my eyes must be open so I may recognise it's arrival!


"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get." - Forrest Gump

14 comments:

Caren said...

I like this painting and i love the way you have captured the different swirls and shines that you get from a very sparkley glass

Anita said...

Thankyou Caren. I painted this for a themed exhibition entitled "Water", hence the ice cubes, and mine was the only entry that didn't include some kind of land or seascape which I was quite pleased about.

Mary said...

Lovely drawing Anita! The realism of the water and ice cubes is terrific.

Anita said...

Thankyou Mary!

Deadsam said...

excellent painting and excellent writting also :)

aquamarine said...

Stunning, painting and post!

Anita said...

Glad you enjoyed your visit Deadsam, thankyou!

Anita said...

Mama thankyou for taking the time to return and leave your kind comments. So pleased you enjoyed your time here.

Sian said...

Yes I love this piece, a nice cold beer would be lovely in this heat.

Anita said...

Thankyou Sian!

Anonymous said...

your writing is fantastic - so evocative, it's making me nostalgic for England - love the beautiful works you are posting too, Ruth

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Ruth, I am pleased to be awakening some memories of England for you.

Marie-Dom said...

Hi Anita.
MD-Fleur from Wet canvas here. This is utterly fabulous. I really do enjoy your work and admire your talent. You are very gifted...and I am tremendously envious. I have enjoyed looking through your blog and reading your writings.
MD

Anita said...

Hello Fleur, What a flattering comment, such kind words!
Thankyou for popping over to browse my blog, so pleased you enjoyed your visit here.