Hatton House Diaries

One day, we decided to buy a 125 year old Victorian House in Des Moines, Iowa…….

Overtasked, Seeking Peace – Hatton House Artist Tanya Keith March 18, 2013

Filed under: Hatton House Studios — hattonhousedsm @ 4:33 pm

Overtasked, Seeking PeaceWe’ve been working on Hebrew study for my Bat Mitzvah, which I promised to accomplish before Aviva’s on August 15, 2015 (tick tock, tick tock, tick tock) and I’ve been working on incorporating some Hebrew into my work. I love the connection to my ancestors that I feel when I’m studying this ancient language. This canvas was about Shalom (which is what the white letters spell), or peace, and started with the bird that I found in my scraps from when I used to design kids rooms. I was thinking about how hard I used to work at my company, and how sad it made me to be away from my kids. I went through my antique photo file looking for a photo that would fit the painting. I found this lovely bit of a woman, slaving away at the books, and it captured my mood perfectly. Then I flipped it over, and the photo was titled “Overtasked,” I word I just love! It was Beshert…”meant to be” which is my next word to incorporate!

Acrylic and mixed media on 12×12″ canvas, $90 (quintuple chai)


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