Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Kite Flite

Acrylic on canvas

16" x 19"

Kite Flite


I am so excited about these new abstracts that are beginning to emerge!  This one was the first one that I did this week.  My husband, who is very good at and often titles works, named it "Kite Flite".  He said it reminded him of flying kites.  I loved the title and thought it was appropriate as well since spring is just around the corner.

Also, this one reminds me of my favorite childhood movie, Mary Poppins!  As the winds are changing, Mary arrives flying with her parrot umbrella to take her job as a nannie.  She totally changes the formality of this household into a fun and loving environment.   In so doing, she helps the parents of these children she's been hired to watch over understand the importance of their relationships.  In the end, as the winds are changing again, she fly's off once again with her parrot umbrella, as the family is now together having fun flying kites and singing "lets go fly a kite"!  If you've never seen this movie, it's a classic and a must see!

This also made me think about the importance of the images that we view.  I have heard said that those first images have the greatest impression on your mind and are with you for the rest of a life time.   As I was growing up we didn't have a television in our house until we moved to Missouri when I was nine years old.  I knew what a television was because I would watch when I visited my grandmother in Caracas, Venezuela or when we came to my other grandmother's house in the states in the summer time.   The first movie I remember watching was Mary Poppins.  My mother took me to the movie theater, and it soooooo stirred my imagination.  I begged her to take me again, and then again, and then again.  I think she took me about seven times.  I had the parrot umbrella and the Mary Poppins bag.  I would even stick my umbrella out the back window in the car as we were driving, because it made me think I could fly!

The other movie I saw about the same amount of times, was another Julie Andrews movie, "The Sound of Music". Another movie, about the importance of family.   I imagine it was because we didn't have a T.V. that I asked to see these so many times.  Both of these movies had such a profound effect on my mind and I believe they helped in part to shape the values that would form who I am.  

I believe that I learned to have fun in life and enjoy the journey.  Have fun and laugh a lot!  Make the best of every situation that you are in and be content.  The most important relationships are those of your family, take care to nurture and enjoy these. and... A spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down!

We hear a lot about how to take care of our bodies with diet and exercise, but I don't feel as if we hear much about taking care of our minds.  It's been said that you are what you eat, but what about what is taken into your mind in the form of images or in what is heard.  Do these not also shape who we are?

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing.  Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.  Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.       Phillipians 4:8



Anonymous said...


Liz V. said...

that is such a wonderful story of your childhood.

and how true, that the images you see really shape a lot of who you are as a person. thank you for sharing this!

Kendra Moberly said...

this painting belongs in my living room. i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.

elizabeth said...

It's for sale!!

kendra moberly said...

oh yeah? how much are you selling it for?

elizabeth said...

Sorry I missed your comment. I was just looking over these and found this. E-mail me if you would like.