1.15.2008

felicidade das cores

{cores do silencio ~ colors of silence}


{sonho ~ dream}

{busca ~ the search}

the happiness of color was in my inbox this morning and it just felt right to share it here. it was a very nice wake-up call. i've been away visiting my family in arkansas for the last 5 days, on a bittersweet trip to say goodbye to my grandma who is on the verge of passing away. seeing these paintings somehow brightened my outlook. they are by brazilian artisit jucivaldo tavares ~ an emerging talent from salvador, bahia. these images were sent by a friend who has them on display at his studio, la pista, in san francisco. jucivaldo tavares' colorful, sensuous, warm, rhythmic, abstract oil paintings overflow with life.
vida. it is a mystery, filled with constrasts, and most appreciated at the beginning & the end.
here's to finding more happiness, more simple pleasures, where ever we can along the way. today i am finding mine in color. just the enticing experience of seeing a color and observing my internal reaction to it. simple, honest, happy, real. it doesn't get much better than that.

5 comments:

Calie Anderson, C.I.D. said...

These are beautiful paintings Anjie. The passing of loved ones can be hard. I wish you and your family the best as you go through these bittersweet times. XOXO Calie

acaligurl said...

i really like the yellow painting. it cheerful.
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glad you could say goodbye to your grandma.
my great grandma was my favorite person in the whole world!
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studio wellspring said...

thanks for the kind words ladies ~ it is very hard to say goodbye, but i'm very glad i got the opportunity because i know so many don't get that blessing.

paris parfait said...

So terribly sorry about your grandmother. It's difficult saying goodbye to a loved one. My own grandmother (in Arkansas!) was very special and I miss her still. Beautiful, cheery, happy art. xo

studio wellspring said...

tara yet another reason we were destined to be friends ~ arkansas roots! how wonderfully uplifting to find more connections across the miles.