*I won a free copy of this e-book in a LibraryThing Member Giveaway*
it's really a touching book-touching in a way that it could shake your soul down to the core...
stories are really fascinating and would make you appreciate life even
more.. and make you see art as it should be..-or beyond your eyes..
stories which are associated with arts are really wonderful..some of it
made me cry! remarkable and unforgettable..Good job Karen
Life Paintings is a collection of three short stories, thematically
linked by painting. This collection is 10,000 words in length and
contains bonus material in the form of an an essay excerpt from the book
Reflections on Motherhood as well.
In the first story, Abstract
Remembrances, a young mother has a mental breakdown after a tragic
event. She paints the same image day after day only she can't actually
"see" the image she repeatedly paints. Will art therapy be her
salvation, or her final undoing?
In the second story, Different
Strokes, a harried mother tries to teach her children a lesson in
individuality and tolerance by introducing them to Art History Masters
and the different methods of painter each used. In the end, she teaches
her self an important lesson as well.
In the third story, Still
Life Paintings, a woman is forced to attend a gallery premiere
spotlighting her ex-boyfriend. The painful business event takes an
abrupt turn, as she sees that each canvas holds a message just for her.
In the end, she must read the paintings as a whole and decide what the
message means for her future.