When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”~ Paul Coelho

"Some Mad Hope..."
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Jane Harrison

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator
My art is a reflection of my effort to recognize and embrace the beauty in the world around me, even when it seems most difficult to find. Contact me at judiharz@aol.com or visit my website at http://www.judeharzerfineart.com

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"Most of us have two lives- the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance."Steven Pressfield

"The greatest freedoms are freedom from regret, freedom from fear, freedom from anxiety, and freedom from sorrow."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Friday, June 11, 2010

For Jane: Creating a Commission

My recent commission was thankfully well received! It was a gift for a friend, requested by her husband in celebration of their wedding anniversary. The text, numbers and motifs are symbolic elements that reflect Jane's life and the lives of those she loves most! The concept was inspired by my former "Fly" paintings that always feature a child, blowing a breath of inspiration.These works are about the value of love and care throughout our lives and the role they play on directing our path to self discovery . When inspired with love and compassion, we are gifted with the unwaivering belief that failure is not an option as we confidently pursue our dreams. It was a rewarding experience to successfully capture the very personal and intimate vision of someone elses life story. Jane cried. That was a beautiful and heartfelt compliment!
Happy Anniversary Jane!

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