Duet – The Real Dance

Illustration Friday is a wonderful outlet to get artists creating on a weekly basis. It gives a word prompt, every week. This week the word is “duet.”

Hmmm…I’m sure that word does bring about songs, music, dances, couples and possibly love.  It does for me, too!

But, I took a little detour from the traditional visual. What comes to my mind is the “duet” of our inner and outer selves.

You, know that duet, that dance!  It’s the duet we do when we  present one self to the world and keep that protected, vulnerable, beautiful self, well hidden. We all dance this duet with ourselves moment-to-moment.

Now take a breath, slow and deep…I would like to invite you to show that beautiful self that you keep hidden, that perhaps only your family sees, or your friends see or maybe only your God sees.

Maybe you can only show it for a moment, that’s okay, you get braver each time you show your true self.  Peel back your winter defenses and let your spring shine!

We are all deserving of our true self, to share with others…so that our duet of self can become one beautiful dance that we can all participate in.

Peace to you and yours.

Title: “Dream Sequence 12”

9″ x 5.75″ – Mixed Media On Paper

(Acrylic/Graphite/Watercolor – ($150)

  1. That 'duet' interpretation I haven't seen yet on Illustration Friday.
    And it is exactly that type of duet that we need to make nice drawings and great paintings.
    Well done!

    Comment by Mindful Drawing — April 5, 2011 @ 5:05 am

  2. I love your work, and I love your words even more. Thanks for the encouragement to be brave in duality!

    Comment by Lynette — April 5, 2011 @ 7:23 am

  3. Great interpretation of the theme Indigene…. thought inspiring!

    Comment by Roberta — April 5, 2011 @ 8:09 am

  4. Ingenious and lovely. I love how you've interpreted this idea. You should check out the work of Aaron Paquette: http://aaronpaquette.blogspot.com/

    Comment by andrea — April 5, 2011 @ 10:28 am

  5. Couldn't agree with you more. Looking at your painting is like looking at a dream. I have to wonder about your symbology that you include. Always interesting!

    Comment by Linda Hensley — April 6, 2011 @ 7:09 am

  6. I like the idea of your duet, something to think about!

    Comment by Cathy Holtom — April 6, 2011 @ 8:17 am

  7. wonderful post
    i love this illustration

    Comment by Amanda Mills — April 6, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

  8. Indigene, this is a wonderful take on Duet! There is so much truth to your words and strength in your painting. Coming here always makes me catch my breath and reflect a little deeper. Thank you!

    Comment by bella sinclair — April 9, 2011 @ 6:28 pm

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