The title of this painting is “Chocolate.” Up close and personal, the paint that forms this wispy woman looks like dripped chocolate.
And that gets me thinking about bodies and Valentine’s Day. What a perfect day to celebrate your body. Stretch out. Marvel at your own being.
Thank the feet that take you up the stairs to kiss a child goodnight or down the steps that lead to the surf.
The arms that welcomes someone to your home or carry supper to a sick friend.
Thank the nerves that relish the hot bath or shower or the hot embrace…
The taste buds that say, “Yes! Chocolate.”
The mind that can list a thousand loves, from people to animals to songs to hobbies to heirlooms to causes to everything else you adore in this mighty world.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
The Painting: I found the painting in a gallery and took the photo with permission, but the photo I took of the artist’s name is blurred. Try as I might, I can’t read it. Lesson learned in not rushing my photos. The painting is acrylic on canvas and is four feet long.
Art Class: My friend Gail and I are taking a painting class. Ready to tackle nudes, Gail? (More to come about art class!)