so as you know….I’ve entered an art competition – see here.
Last night the ‘winners’ were announced and here they are:
“for the love of art” competition winners
I am really happy for these artists!
“Which brings me back to happiness, and a quick look at the word.
Our primary meaning now is the feeling of pleasure and contentment’ a buzz, a zestiness, the tummy upwards feel of good and right and relaxed and alive…you know….
But earlier meanings build in the hap – in Middle English, that is ‘happ‘, in Old English, ‘gehapp’ – the chance or fortune, good or bad, that falls to you. Hap is your lot in life, the hand you are given to play. How you meet your ‘hap’ will determine whether or not you can be ‘happy’.
What the Americans, in their constitution, call ‘the right to the pursuit of happiness’ (please note, not ‘the right to happiness’), is the right to swim upstream, salmon-wise.” pg 24 from the book: Why be happy when you could be normal? by Jeanette Winterson
Work by Diane Victor “Grater” Charcoal on board. Part of The truth of Valentine exhibition currently at Longstreet Art Lovers 1932
I am a terrible romantic but the hype around Valentines day can get a bit much at times. So when I saw this work by Diane Victor which is part of the “Truth of Valentine” exhibition currently at Longstreet Art Lovers 1932– something in me just resonated with this. Probably because I tend to love so much and so deeply that it hurts.
Talking about hearts and emotions= I found this lovely quote in one of my Journals: (I think its written by Paul Zindell- but not 100% sure)
“Another peculiar misconception is that the heart is the seat of all emotions. If a sapiens is cruel he is called ‘heartless‘. They often love someone with ‘all their heart’. They know things ‘by heart’, they ‘lose heart’, and buy whatever ‘their heart desires’. One wonders what happens to these feelings, no matter how ‘heartfelt‘ when a transplant occurs.”
For more info about the ‘Truth of Valentines” exhibition visit Longstreet Art Lovers 1932 facebook page here