Autumn Inspired

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ~Nelson Mandela

 When you find joy and passion in the work that you do, it longer becomes a daily task or job, but a duty, a calling. For some it may be volunteering or having a trade that helps bring happiness to others. I love the art I create because it brings joy to those I paint for, and even myself…

This painting was a wedding gift to a dear friend who is a therapeutic horseback riding teacher. Knowing a person only helps convey the thought and passion that is being put into the art. She finds joy in helping her students through her passion; horseback riding…

Inspired by her passion to help others, and knowing her taste in colors, I was able to incorporate the feeling of the autumn season and earthy textures…

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Why Zuri???

Zuri?? Lolz why “Zuri” ART??

Zuri:

The Meaning: Beautiful, Gorgeous (Swahili, Kenya-Tanzania, East Africa).

The Soul Urge: People with the name Zuri have a deep inner desire to create and express themselves, often in public speaking, acting, writing or singing. They also yearn to have beauty around them in their home and  work environment.

The Expression: People with the name Zuri tend to be idealistic, highly imaginative, intuitive, and spiritual. They seek after spiritual truth and often find it. They tend to be visionary and may inspire others. If they fail to develop their potential, they may become dreamers, or misuse power.

The name in itself has such powerful meaning… It is the perfect way to describe my art. Its vivid, vibrant and unique. I don’t follow a conventional way of painting I just go with what I feel, which is why I prefer abstract art. I am able to use color and texture to express my emotions onto canvas that can inspire those who yearn for something out of the ordinary…

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In the Beginning…

From small beginnings come great things. ~ Proverbs

ZuriART in its early stages… These few painting I’ve had with me for a lil over 2yrs now… My 1st edition painting… I look at these and see how I have evolved as a painter, an abstract artist… These take me back to a time where it was new, the beginning…

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Beautiful Flower ~ India Arie

Artist: India Arie
Song: Beautiful Flower

Now we’re moving from the darkness into the light
This is the defining
moment of our lives

‘Cause you’re beautiful like a flower
More valuable than a diamond
You
are powerful like a fire
You can heal the world with your mind

There is nothing in the world that you cannot do
When you believe in you,
who are beautiful
Yeah, you, who are brilliant
Yeah, you, who are
powerful
Yeah, you, who are resilient

Photography: By Alicia Adanna

It’s all in how you view it…

You can spend a lifetime studying the interaction of colours, and painting how red can dance, so when the viewer ‘gets it’ and says ‘Aha!’ their way of seeing is transformed.” ~ Gayle Konantz

These few paintings were all made using the same techinque.. I used very fluid paints to create shapes and designs that were vivid and had a lot of character.. Enjoy!!

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I Get Out Lyrics Lauryn Hill

That’s how I choose to live… No more compromises, I see past your disguises…

“I Get Out”

[Singing Chorus]
I get out, I get out of all your boxes, I get out, you can’t hold me in these chains  I’ll get out
Father free me from this bondage, Knowin’ my condition, Is the reason I must change

[Verse 1]
Your stinkin’ resolution, Is no type of solution, Preventin’ me from freedom, Maintainin’ your pollution I won’t support your lie no more I won’t even try no more,If I have to die, oh Lord That’s how I choose to live I won’t be compromised no more, I can’t be victimised no more I just don’t sympathize no more Cause now I understand, You just wanna use me, You say “love” then abuse me, You never thought you’d loose me, But how quickly we forget, That nothin’ is for certain, You thought I’d stay here hurtin’
Your guilt trip’s just not workin’, Repressin’ me to death, Cause now I’m choosin’ life, yo, I take the sacrifice, yo, If everything must go, then go, That’s how I choose to live

[Pause]

[Singing rest of Verse 1]
That’s how I choose to live… Hehehehe, awhh, No more compromises, I see past your disguises, Blindin’ through mind control, Stealin’ my eternal soul, Appealin’ through material, To keep me as your slave

[Singing Chorus]
But I get out, Oh, I get out of all your boxes
I get out, Oh, you can’t hold me in these chains
I’ll get out, Oh, I want out of social bondage
Knowin’ my condition Oh, is the reason I must change

[Singing Verse 2]
See, what you see is what you get, Oh, and you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, Oh, I don’t care if you’re upset
I could care less if you’re upset, See it don’t change the truth, And your hurt feeling’s no excuse, To keep me in this box, Psychological locks, Repressin’ true expression, Cementin’ this repression, Promotin’ mass deception, So that no one can be healed, I don’t respect your system, I won’t protect your system, When you talk I don’t listen, Oh, let my Father’s will be done

[Singing Chorus]
And just get out, Oh, just get out of all these bondage
Just get out, Oh, you can’t hold me in chains
Just get out, All these traditions killin’ freedom
Knowin’ my condition, Is the reason I must change

[Singing Verse 3]
I’ve just accepted what you said, Keepin’ me among the dead. The only way to know, Is to walk then learn and grow, But faith is not your speed, Oh, you’ve had everyone believe That you’re the sole authority, Just follow the majority, Afraid to face reality, The system is a joke, Oh, you’d be smart to save your soul, Oh, when escape is mind control, You spent your life in sacrifice, To a system for the dead, Oh, are you sure… Where is the passion in this living, Are you sure it’s God you servin’, Obligated to a system, Getting less then you’re deserving, Who made up these schools, I say, Who made up these rules, I say, Animal conditioning, Oh, just to keep us as a slave

[Singing Chorus]
Oh, just get out, Of this social purgatory
Just get out, All these traditions are a lie
Just get out, Superstition killing freedom
Knowin’ my condition, Is the reason I must die
Just get out, Just get out, Just get out
Let’s get out, Let’s get out
Knowin’ my condition, Is the reason I must die
Just get out

I Get Out ~Lauryn Hill