“I stand here on the summit of the mountain. I lift my head and I spread my arms. This, my body and spirit, this is the end of the quest. I wished to know the meaning of all things. I am the meaning. I wished to find a warrant for being. I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction. Neither am I the means to any end others may wish to accomplish. I am not a tool for their use. I am not a servant of their needs. I am not a sacrifice on their alters.”
― Ayn Rand
Stunning, Verona is inspiring you huh? Almond tree?
Thank you 🙂 Daphne became a Laurel tree.
I’m just popping off to a yoga class and I know I shall think of this image – it’s so full of strength and freedom!
And although Daphne was made a tree, she found freedom…interesting. May your Vriksasana take on a whole new meaning today!
Very inspiring words that now leaves its life’s essence on my day happily…thanks for sharing, you are well I hope?
Thank you Wendell. Ayn Rand was quite a woman indeed and although provocative, her words know how to cut to the depths. I thought about you this morning as my father sent me a poem I think you’ll enjoy as it is about God. I’ll send it along when he is finished. All is well and in love with Verona, which will indeed become my future home. 🙂
Don’t you ever color your drawings Jennifer? Or maybe you do, but don’t post those here. 🙂
I do, however have only posted one here I think. Woman Girl was done in colored charcoal. I also dabble in watercolors and in fact, this piece I am recreating in watercolor. You’ve asked this before, no? You must look for color. I think I look for lines. Charcoal is my first artistic love.
I asked out of curiosity. I like them the way they are. Black is probably my favorite color.
My friend Oliver Colors paints with egg tempera. Have you tried egg tempera on poplar wood panel?
No, I haven’t. But it sounds fascinating…and temperamental
The hens whose eggs are stolen don’t like it though. 🙂
loved this portrayal of woman.
Thank you. It is indeed for ALL woman
Ayn Rand is a Powerful Lady
Nice Drawing too
Thanks DJ. 🙂
Loved this, Jennifer. You are coming into your own in a new way, I see. Congratulations. It is all beautiful.
It was a picture that drew me….not the other way around. I am sure you understand. Thank you so much for your kind words and for supporting my art and writing.