It was the most time I've spent looking at art. Mostly I'm hurried, rushed, feeling the pressures of whomever I'm with to move along. Creating art is something I admire, the ability and the patience. I'm lacking in both categories.
I'd like to find some creative art piece if I ever get another tattoo. I want it to be artful, clever and beautiful. I want to be moved by it. Body art is interesting to me because there are so many variables. I love the idea of using the turns and curves of the body to play off the piece, that's really what I am looking for.
There are a few art pieces that I've stumbled onto recently that I felt connected to. This one is part of a greater piece, but really I like it on it's own. I can feel the love, the closeness, the pure joy of being a child's mother. I can actually feel the weight of my sleeping baby's body across my chest and the tickle of her hair on my cheek, from looking at that painting. I am totally wrapped in the joy I get from hearing her call me "Momma" and her confident knowledge that I am safe place, from looking at that painting. I love it.
Gustav Klimt Mother and Child detail from The Three Ages of Woman