Absorbed in a world of her own, a dancer flows with beauty and grace.
The deep, vivid red of her dress catches our eye. The abstract background against which she is set imparts a sense of movement and fluidity. The very stance of the dancer gives us a sense of strength within the grace.
Not all of us are dancers – on the outside. But all of us, because we are individual, unique beings created by a brilliant Creator, have the ability to be dancers on the inside, as we think, ponder, pray, wonder, meditate. In doing these great, uniquely human things, we are able to transcend the plodding, clumsy movements of worry, anxiety, stress, and always feeling that we’re behind on things that we need to get done.
This ability to transcend the worry that we call normal is an important part of being a dancer on the inside. In “dancing” like this, in thinking with grace and beauty and elegance, we may find that physically we benefit, standing straighter and taller like a dancer in real life, not bowed down by the many burdens that life, especially what we call modern life, puts upon us.
Dancer, the artwork, invites us to step into the shoes of the dancer and pirouette with her – arms gracefully out like wings, eyes gently closed, feet firmly on the ground but simultaneously hovering above it. Dancer reminds us that we have great strength and skill, great imagination and creativity, great abilities that were given to us to do good for others.
We were not put upon this earth to worry, all the time, about how we will pay the electric bill, or whether or not we look as smart or wealthy or popular as the person next to us, or worse, the illusions of people that we see on TV or read about in newspapers. We were put on this earth to use our abilities to dance with grace and confidence.
(A companion piece to Dancer is the artwork, Magenta.)
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Artist Salon 1 — August 20, 2017
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Your Story of Art -- February 8, 2019
Art Submissions to PKA -- February 8, 2019
1000 Views on One Image -- February 8, 2019
Painting Cafe -- February 8, 2019
Beauty in Art -- February 9, 2019
Roar -- February 9, 2019
Daily Promotion -- February 9, 2019
Impressionists of the 21st Century -- February 9, 2019
Artists Art -- February 9, 2019
Art Is Art -- February 10, 2019
Positive -- February 10, 2010
Skytwitter Art Gallery -- February 10, 2019
Arts Fantastic World -- February 10, 2019
Comment for Comment -- February 11, 2019
Out of the Ordinary -- February 11, 2019
Impressionism — February 12, 2019
Traditional Artwork — February 13, 2019
Everyday Wonder — February 14, 2019
500 Views on One Image -- February 17, 2019
Bedroom Art Gallery -- February 19, 2019
Over 2000 Views -- February 20, 2019
Ten Plus -- February 21, 2019
Worth 1000 Words -- March 9, 2019
Pacific Northwest Artists -- March 16, 2019
Exclusively Drawings and Paintings -- March 18, 2019
Art Impressionism and Feelings -- April 1, 2019
Fine Art Apparel -- May 12, 2019
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March 17th, 2017
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