It's been really interesting to see how series develop for me. I started this one in response to posting all the blue and gray pieces of my "Breathing Space" series. All I knew in the beginning was that I wanted some fresh, cheerful colors and wanted to set them against gray or black.
I was in my Nia dance class one day and heard a happy song that seemed to fit the mood of my painting. After that I started to pay attention to the lyrics in class, and a phrase would jump out at me that fit a painting perfectly. This series is very much about those cheerful moments that rise up out of the bleaker times. When I'm in a dark mood, I almost always get pulled out of it instantly when I start dancing in Nia.
One of my favorite, and one of the most uplifting songs we dance to, has these lyrics:
"Everything's gonna be all right now
How do I know?
Because that's the seed I sow." (It sounds much better set to music!)
There's my title.
|"That's the Seed I Sow", acrylic on paper, 11x14"|