“It is your duty in life to save your dream.” Amedeo ModiglianiAmedeo Modigliani
The Woman with Red Hair 1917
I purchased my first Art Calendar back in 2008 when I came across it quite by accident when meandering through the aisles of my favourite book store. The kind of book store that has big comfy chairs that entice browsers to sit for a few minutes and savour the smell and sight of books.
That afternoon I left with a calendar under my arm, confident that I had fulfilled a personal promise to myself. For several weeks I had been considering ways in which to introduce art into my daily routine. What better way than to start the morning with a new art piece to reflect upon for the rest of the day.
The Woman with the Red Hair was on featured on the art calendar’s front cover. The darkened eyes, the tilt of her head, the elongated head, the small red lips – spoke of a gentle, yet resilient voice. Who was the artist who captured this exquisite face?
My gratitude goes to Amedeo Modigliani and the Woman with the Red Hair. They were my first introduction to the many artistic adventures that were to follow. It has been 14 years of art calendars. Each calendar year has been kept safely behind glass doors waiting for me to reopen the stories held in each unfolding day.
“When I know your soul, I will paint your eyes”Amedeo Modigliani