Friday, December 11, 2015

BUTTERFLY - FLUTTERBY


 

Butterfly - 40x60cm - acrylic on stretched canvas - 2014

This is a spirituell painting. The circles, mandalas, symbolize harmony, wholeness, perfection, and completeness. The moon, the sun, the earth are mandalas of infinity, presenting us with unity, and teaching us cosmic order. The circular design is avoid of beginning and ending, like life itself.

I painted many eyes for protection. The ancient superstition of the evil eye is very much alive in modern life too. A look of the evil eye may cause harm, bring bad luck, inflict suffering. Do I believe in this myth? Better to be on the safe side, so here are the symbolic eyes against the malicious stare. 

Fish is a general good luck symbol. It has various meanings in different cultures. In Buddhism the fish stands for happiness and freedom, these characters I have given to my fish images.

The Hamsa Hand brings great fortune and happiness. It is a Middle Eastern amulet causing good luck and health. Hamsa in Hebrew comes from the word hamesh, witch means five. Five is considered to be a lucky number. Five senses are the treasure of human beings.

The Hamsa Hand often includes the icon of an eye for added strength. I chose strong and pure hearts instead for love and joy, for emotion and compassion. 

Blue and purple are royal colors, and my butterfly is set into the night sky of endless stars.

The figures of yin and yang add harmony and balance to the painting.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

MISSIS GAZAWAY - going for a walk in the meadow, all dressed up and not missing a thing


More than 25 years ago we lived in the United States, and our son was enrolled in public school for his first class. He had classmates from around the world. Their English language teacher was Missis Gazaway, a gorgeous strong woman, full of positive life energies, and love for all these little kids, who spoke many languages except English. She was a wonderful teacher, very watchful, caring, funny, and smart. The children adored her, and the parents as well.


Missis Gazaway - 30x40cm - acrylic on canvas board - 2013

Monday, November 9, 2015

OOPS :-)



Standing in Line - 25x35cm - acrylic on canvas board - 2013


Saturday, October 17, 2015

MEASLES IN TOWN


 
Measles in Town - 25x35cm - 2013 - acrylic on canvas board

Measles remains a common disease in many parts of the world. Anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk of getting infected when they travel internationally. Make sure you and your family are up to date on measles vaccination.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

THE MEETING



The Meeting - 50x50cm - 2014 - acrylic on stretched canvas

Serious things may be discussed, or gossip may bloom... :-)

meet·ing
 (mē′tĭng)
n.
1. The act or process or an instance of coming together; an encounter.
2. An assembly or gathering of people, as for a business, social, or religious purpose.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

POMEGRANATE LADIES - at the end of their journey their bellies are full






Pomegranate Ladies - 50x70cm - 2014 - acrylic on stretched canvas

Once when I was living in the heart of a pomegranate, I heard a seed saying, “Someday I shall become a tree, and the wind will sing in my branches, and the sun will dance on my leaves, and I shall be strong and beautiful through all the seasons.”
Then another seed spoke and said, “When I was as young as you, I too held such views; but now that I can weigh and measure things, I see that my hopes were vain.”
And a third seed spoke also, “I see in us nothing that promises so great a future.”
And a fourth said, “But what a mockery our life would be, without a greater future!”
Said a fifth, “Why dispute what we shall be, when we know not even what we are.”
But a sixth replied, “Whatever we are, that we shall continue to be.”
And a seventh said, “I have such a clear idea how everything will be, but I cannot put it into words.”
Then an eighth spoke, and a ninth, and a tenth, and then many–until all were speaking, and I could distinguish nothing for the many voices.
And so I moved that very day into the heart of a quince, where the seeds are few and almost silent.

The Madman by Khalil Gubran
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BIG GUY



Big Guy - 80x60cm - 2014 - acrylic on stretched canvas

He is not dangerous, just showing off...

Saturday, August 29, 2015

MAN WITH NO NAME


Man with no Name - 40x30cm - 2013 - acrylic on canvas board

Not related to a book or a movie or a trance musician - he just has no name...   :-)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

AQUARIUM


                       Aquarium - 35x50cm - 2013

Thursday, August 6, 2015

RAM


Ram - 40x30cm - 2013

I find my own painted rams head, so not physically correct at all, the nicest and friendliest, and while creating it I only cared for the shapes and colors and for the humor of the image. I did not have any symbolism in my mind.

But as it turns out after some research at the Internet, a rams head stands for many things. The similarity of the female reproduction system - the anatomy of the uterus and the fallopian tubes - to the outline of a rams head is quite obvious, but using this originally pagan symbol in occult satanism is a very negative way to belittle and ridicule women's sacred cycle. 
In many ancient civilizations the sheep played an enormous and important role in the daily life of the people, delivering milk, meat and wool. Sheep gods have been worshiped in their cultures, and rams heads were often used in their rituals. Khnum, was the Egyptian god of rebirth, depicted with the head of a ram. In many societies from far back in time till today the rams head stands for power and energy, for leadership and fearlessness. Antlers and horns are associated with male power. The god Ammon, the Greek rendering of Amun, is often shown with horns of a ram.
   

There are properties contributed  to the symbol of the Ram, which are spiritual in a bad sense, mysterious, sinister and eerie. I do not want to touch upon them.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

TRIPTYCH - BUTTERFLIY



Butterfly - 40x60cm - 2014

Good read: The Yin-Yang Butterfly, by Valentin Chu

Friday, July 10, 2015

DANCE WITH ME



Dance with Me - 50x70cm - 2014

...Dance with me, I want to be your partner
Can't you see the music is just starting?
Night is falling, and I am falling
Dance with me
Let it lift you off the ground
Starry eyes, and love is all around us
I can take you where you want to go
Dance with me, I want to be your partner
Can't you see the music is just starting?
Night is falling, and I am falling
Dance with me...

Orleans - Dance With Me - Lyrics

Friday, July 3, 2015

TREE VILLAGE


Tree Village - 40x30cm - 2013

For rent:
Enchanted rooms
Touching the sky
High in the tree crown
Magic view
Squirrel and woodpecker neighbors
Free bird songs 

Who is interested? :-)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

THE TULIPS OF HA BONIM BEACH



This is my finished painting (60x60cm). I was trying to recall and put on canvas that wonderful day in spring when we visited the wild tulips on the sea shore at HaBonim Beach in the north of Israel. You can read about it here.
Many small flowers bloomed low on the ground among them, those of blue, yellow and white were dominant. That spring outing with my husband is engraved deeply in my memory, I am a collector of happy days. :-)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

GOING TO THE GAME



                      Going to the Game - 35cm x 50cm - 2013

If you are going to the game: Enjoy the game and avoid trouble!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

GREEN FACED MEN WITH PINK HATS



They came to visit me.
Out of the Blue.
Where did the come from?
I have no clue!

I love the green faces.
What do they mean?
It is quite a naughty green.
And these outfits - outrageous really! 

But the men smile kindly 
And have sexy noses.
They brought me roses.
So I invited them to stay for a while.


Friday, June 5, 2015

NIQABI



Niqabi - 40cm x 30cm - 2013

The niqab (Arabic) is a face veil worn by Muslim women. It comes originally from Bedouin culture in the Arabian Peninsula and has been already used in pre-Islamic time by men and women in order to protect the face from sun and sand.

Usually it is worn in conjunction with a black robe, the chador. The smaller the field of visible skin around the eyes, the more similar the niqab is to a burka, which is a garment that covers body and face completely.

Women wearing the niqab are called "niqabi".   

Monday, June 1, 2015

GEISHA



                                 Geisha - 40x40cm - 2014

“What a lovely place this world would be if only people would feel affection for everyone else, and all the ugliness of the human heart were to vanish - our envy of those better off than ourselves and our scorn for those worse off.” 

Autobiography of a Geisha - Sayo Masuda

Thursday, May 14, 2015

ENCOUNTER



 Encounter - 60x60cm - 2015


"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."    Albert Schweitzer

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FERTILITY



Fertility - 60x50cm - 2015

"Fertility - The ability of organisms to reproduce - the natural capability to produce offspring."

Sunday, May 10, 2015

GODDESS



My newest painting - Goddess - 60x80cm - 2015

"I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose." Charlie Chaplin