Expensive: Are the keys to the heart of Solomon.
(For those that do not know Alicia Keys, she is the woman dancing in front of the pyramids, I imagine that is what the Queen of Sheba looked like when she danced for Solomon.) https://twitter.com/aliciakeys I suppose I should read her new book, "Tears For Water," to see what she is talking about.
I spent nearly a hundred dollars on a piece of “Big Eye,” art, devised by a close friend of mine. Why?
Because I believe in supporting my local artists, those close to me.
Many of my closet’s friends share in my pain and happiness. They read my journals and are always good for advice. The thing is, if I don’t do my part, if I don’t give as much as I can, why would I expect them to give to me in return? Charity?
That’s not what this guild is about. It is expensive and well worth the effort.
Every pen stroke, every paint mark, every graphite trail, presents a view of the world that would have been lost. Before the digital advancements we have today, this skill was passed onto me by a “father figure,” who wanted noting but “perfection,” from me.
Never was my art good enough because it didn’t look exactly like the muse I was setting to canvas. I was five when He first set me down in front of an easel and in the distance placed a picture of a lion. He asked me to draw the lion just as I see it. I was not to move until my sketch was exactly as the original image. He taught me how to not look at the image and allow my hand to recreate what my mind sees.
This was an expensive venture, expensive and exasperating on the mind.
I have always been a fan of “Big Eye,” art and when I see it I like to commend the artist for achieving in a venture, I have yet to attempt but desire to do so immensely. I never thought I’d be someone’s muse of the very medium of art that brings me joy.