anonyrrie: Moving Forward

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Moving Forward

This is a detail from a large painting (24" x 36") I've been working on. I've decided to do another tattoo painting, loosely based upon a drawing I did over a year ago. It will look something like this sketch:

The tattoos will include the koi fish, which symbolizes "courage, the ability to attain high goals, and overcoming life's difficulties" (tattoo symbol), cherry blossoms to symbolize both the beauty and fragility of human existence, and swallows to symbolize homecoming and rebirth... all concepts that have a great deal of meaning for me at this point in time.

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope today - and every day - brings you the opportunity to give and receive love.


Blogger Ro Bruhn said...

Hi Carla
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comment. I've just discovered your site and love your drawings, they are fabulous, I especially love the koi fish and the colours.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous cat said...

i love the silver embossed detail of the scaling. beautiful.

1:07 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

That koi fish almost looks alive - the colours are so bright!

3:33 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

carla, how are you? this is beautiful, looking forward to seeing the finished piece. i use symbolism in my drawings too (i'm working my way up to paintings =) thanks for stopping by for my first IMT entry and your lovely comment

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Natalie said...

definitely a beautiful beginning!

10:27 PM  
Anonymous get zapped said...

It's stunning at this stage! You've captured the feel and elegance of your symbols. I can't wait to see it completed. Keep at it!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Oh what a beautiful koi fish and the sketch and explanation is divine also.

I had the strongest desire to put the fish in a pendant for you.

If you are interested in doing a trade let me know.


12:45 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

Beautiful painting, beautiful meaning, beautiful sentiments. I hope your days are filled with love as well.

7:04 PM  
Blogger Momma Pajama said...

Carla, this is extraordinary! I can't wait to see it completed! I love how your style is developing!

10:12 PM  
Blogger Liz Jones said...

OOh! Gorgeous-- can't wait to see the finish!!

10:19 PM  
Blogger String said...

Ohhhh no kidding, this one is going to be great!

12:56 PM  
Anonymous AscenderRisesAbove said...

beautiful; you can feel the texture through the screen

8:49 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Hi Carla,

I'm so sorry i have had my head buried and not had a chance to get around. What beautiful start to a beautiful painting. But for me what is really beautiful is the symbolism and meanings of the tattoos. I believe these symbols come to us when we need them the most. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

8:20 AM  
Blogger megan said...

this fish is fabulously beautiful

8:47 AM  
Blogger md said...

i remember ur last one so i cant wait to see this all finished. so far it looks wonderful. nice sketch to work from too

12:33 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Lovely detail!

7:04 PM  
Blogger Shano said...

I can only image how vibrant and colorful this piece will end up being. Looking forward to taking a peek when it's completed!

12:44 AM  

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