What does loving someone mean to you? For many people it can mean the joy and bittersweet sorrow of being a parent. For some, love has brought heartache and tears. Love lifts us up and inspires countless songs and works of art. Wars have been fought and lives have been lost in the name of love.
The writing on this painting says "When you love someone with all your heart, you give it away." So true. We can loose ourselves in love. How many women have lost themselves in a bad relationship – only to rediscover their own essence upon becoming single again. How many mothers have wearily looked up when their toddler turns two and ask themselves in a sleep deprived haze – where did the last two years of my life go? Where did I go?
When we love with the ferocity of a mother, a lover, a friend, or a family… we give our hearts away.
(Mixed media acrylics using a masking tape technique!)