Faces and Words: Inspirational Quote Portraits
Who among us hasn’t looked to the sagacity of those who came before us in time of need?
Your girl is no different.
When I feel mentally drained, or the rats of self-doubt gnaw at my heel, I’ll usually head straight to YouTube for a dose of Maya Angelou’s mellifluous voice to lift me out of my mediocrity.
Words have always held immense power in my life. I’ll pin quotes in my study. My eyes will rest on a gold lode of insight and it feels like I’ve been hit by a ray of sunshine.
Faces, you may have guessed, are an eternal source of fascination too.
If you’re anything like me, you might enjoy this series of quotes I’ve added to some of my portraits. Just a few for now – but I would love to hear your all time favourite quotes, if you have some you’d like to share.
I’ll leave you with this.
‘He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.’
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera