Sunday, January 3, 2010

Twenty Ten

I love water as an analogy to life...can you tell? The idea of taking a deep breath, diving, submersing oneself, drowning out the noise and feeling weightless. The paintings by Eric Zener illustrate the joy of water and the desire to incorporate those blissful feelings into daily life. If we are willing to happily dive into a body of water, then why not into a big project or life change? We don't question the fear or dissect the outcome of a dive...we just do it (with a big smile no less). Why can't life be as simple as a summer's dive?


This particular painting, titled safety net, resonates with my thoughts for the new year. Big leaps or small jumps...successful or failed...will still end with you being ok. Let's take a dive in 2010...or if you're clumsy like me...a damn good cannonball.

Link - Eric Zener

18 comments:

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Hahahaha...yes; I'll be cannonballing into 2010 for sure. ;-)

The Lil Bee said...

Are you kidding me that that's a painting? I literally just put my nose thisclose to the screen to verify that it wasn't a photograph. Absolutely amazing!! Happy new year to you, sweet Diana:) xo

Rock N Revolution said...

Amazing!

Michelle | Cicada Studio said...

*SPLASH!* that's me joining you.

Rachel said...

This is always a struggle for me. I've never been very good at taking leaps - just too practical for my own good sometimes. Last year was the year of the leap and it did me good. I'm trying to continue on this year.

Jane Flanagan said...

Me too! I'm such a water baby and understanding myself as having water-like properties and water being a metaphor for life comes very naturally (I'm also a Cancerian so it makes sense that I'm this way). I made some major dives in the last decade, but now I want to work on my stroke... going steady and consistent and not just making big splashes and then recovering from them.

please sir said...

Love all your feedback - and yes, I agree...strong strokes are just as important!

Fifi Flowers said...

That is an AMAZING painting!
Happy New Year my friend!
ENJOY!
Fifi

courtney said...

i totally didn't believe that was a painting either - great analogy. happy new years, diana!

katy elliott said...

Happy New Year. This is going to be a good for all of us!

karey m. said...

my stomach dropped. seriously some excellent photography!

xoxo.

Meghan said...

Beautifully said. Happy New Year!

aimee said...

i've fallen totally out of touch with you my dear! super best wishes for 2010 - i will put on my hiking boots and get back over here more often this year!

Vanilla Press said...

what an amazing painting!

Laurel said...

this is a good way to think about it!

Victoria said...

Great analogy, and an amazing painting!

knack said...

awesome ....

all the best to you in the new year......I'm taking the plunge with you....cannon ball style :)

Anonymous said...

Because a life changing or a project building doesn't always work the weightlessness, it doesn't always feel smooth to the touch, and the noise is sometimes so loud your head explodes. If only we could find a way for everything to feel as awesome as a tea party at the bottom of the deep end. Maybe you have? If you have indeed found the way to endless summer skinny dippin you are better than I.

great painting

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