Brîndușa Art

Wood Painting

Brîndușa Art - Wood Painting

Be yourself

Original size: 2192 × 1953 in Gallery

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – a quote often attributed to Oscar Wilde, but which probably didn’t belong to him after all. The words of the quote appealed to me, and I just love owls, with their funny expressions, so the result was this acrylic painting on wood – one of a kind. The plaque is rather large: 14 x 12.5 inches (36 x 32 cm). I painted the inscription by hand (no stencils).

  • Brindusa says:

    Why did I like the quote? Could you be anyone but yourself anyway? Then what’s the point? Here is what I see in these words…

    Be the best version of yourself that you can be! No, of course you are not perfect. You don’t know everything there is to know, you are not good at everything, and you still have things in your life that you need to change. There are things worth learning yet, there are ways in which it’s normal to want to keep growing, there are perhaps habits that should be abandoned, things that need to be corrected, and actions or traits belonging to others, which are worth admiring and imitating. It would be such a loss to have an unteachable spirit and to imagine that you don’t need to ever change in any respect at all. But as you do all that, as you try to learn and improve and grow, and follow the example of people who truly deserve to be your models, do not try to pour yourself into a mold that you were never made for. Be content to be who you are – just don’t stop growing, so you can be the best version of yourself that you can be. Each of us is one of a kind. Wouldn’t it be sad if you were content to be a mere copy of another imperfect human being? You were made for higher things than that!

    As I write all that, I am not thinking of the person who seeks to justify his/her vices or defects, by saying that such is their nature. Rather, I am addressing the person who yearns for that which is noble, beautiful and true, who feels burdened because s/he cannot have the personality, or the temper, or the body of someone else… With your exact combination of traits, you have worth and you are precious in God’s eyes! So be yourself!

    August 27, 2018 at

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