All of life is interconnected

Large oil on board…commissioned mural for public building in the States thirty years ago. 1948077_10152288380465396_1904179533_nWhen I was commissioned to paint this mural about thirty years ago….climate change was only talked about by a few people and the concept of all of life being interconnected simply wasn’t understood or recognised by most people

We believed that if we put a border around something, it was contained.    

However, artists have always understood the interconnection principle.   No matter whether painters, writers, dancers, musicians, etc.

I have often written on this blog about how changing one square inch of a huge mural, changes everything – it is the same with life.      

Today we see how one, unseen virus has already changed the world we live in.

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‘None of us is ever creative enough to know how things will actually work out’.….another one of my favourite expressions, and once again this virus is showing us without any equivocation that this is true.

Therefore it is key to remain in the simplicity of the present moment.    

Like everyone else, my ‘plans’ have been changed.

As I will not be giving my course in Portugal next month, I plan to give one week of tutorials on this blog mimicking what a week at the School in Portugal is like….Of course our imaginations will have to come into plan in terms of the atmosphere, food, sunshine, and everything else, but we can do it:)

courtyard steps – School Portugal – http://www.artinthealgarve.com – watercolour74235539_10157674169065396_4511698166164226048_o

And so my friends, keep well, take a daily walk, as I have just done, and make use of this time we have been given to do the things that really matter.

I think we can and will learn a great deal from this.

A bientôt.

 

 

 

19 thoughts on “All of life is interconnected

  1. Jill Chapman

    Great blog Janet. I’m going to look forward to your tutorials. Keep safe xx

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  2. Writing to Freedom

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom and beautiful paintings Janet. I agree that the virus can teach us things and help us slow down. I look forward to the virtual class with you. Hugs….🍊

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  3. snowbird

    Beautifully said, we will learn from this and hopefully be less arrogant and wasteful. It shows how quickly humans can be eradicated from planet Earth who is already recovering. Hopefully more will now work from home and fewer use cars. Love the tutorial idea, looking forward to that. Take good care of you, my friend.xxx

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  4. davidjrogersftw

    Thank you, Janet. Woke up this morning remembering that during the night I dreamed of one of your watercolors with its briliant yellow. A lovely amd satisfying dream and way to wake up. All is well here: the whole family safe so far, but being unable to wor,k some of them are without an income, which is hard on them.

    Even in the midst of this we laugh. We’re battened down, ordered by the governor not to leave the house, but I need a haircut bad, so Diana (my nickname for her all these years has been Don) sent away for haircut shears. She’s afraid she won’t do a flattereing job. And I say, “It’s not as if anyone will see me. Go ahead and cut it.” Now isn’t this what you teach your students: just cut that stuff out and pick up the shears and cut hair,

    Stay safe and healthy dearest friend.. Thank you so much for the kindness you’ve shown our dear grandson Meir, a truly good human being. It means a lot to him to be in conversation with you.

    He told me yesterday that he will love me no matter what I look like, Don tells me the same, of course. So let’s have that haircut,

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Oh this did put a smile on my face….I need those sheers as well:). Somehow we will all get through this together….one day at a time. Sending love to you all and best wishes to Don in her new haircutting venture:) X

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