She Danced by the Light of the Moon -- Start Your Week with Steve
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November 25, 2014
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She Danced by the Light of the Moon: The Story of this Painting

She Danced by the Light of the Moon -- Original Oil Painting -- 30 x 40 on canvas.

Licensed open edition prints at Great Big, Framed Canvas Art and 


Individuality is something we like to pride ourselves on, and to this extent we seek out ways to express how different we are, without being too different, that is.


One is reminded of middle school, in which everyone dressed a particular, outstanding way, in order to stand out, while fitting in.


Other people truly do stand out -- recognizing that they are outside conventional norms indeed, they go the whole way with body piercings, tattoos, distinctive hair styles, unusual clothing -- and there would be nothing wrong with this at all if the continued sensitivity to being different weren't heightened by the additional attention they attract.


An older woman we know told us once of waiting in line, and absentmindedly looking at the man ahead of her, whose body art made him look very different indeed.


"Are you staring at me, Lady?" he demanded, surprising her more by his rudeness than his choice of attire and decoration.


"Actually, I wasn't," she replied. "But don't you expect me to?"


So it's a fine line, being different, and the happiest people are those who recognize that we are all unique in some ways, and the same in others -- and the fastest way to dissatisfaction is constantly trying to fit our feet into shoes that are too small for them.


The exuberant woman  in She Danced by the Light of the Moon is absorbed in her nighttime, canyon dance, focusing on the elements around her, the fabric embracing her, the movement of her steps, the thoughts and meditations driving her action. And while she would garner a look, or two, were she doing this on a city sidewalk, she is celebrating a moment of solitude, free from the eyes and critiques of others.


We all need these moments of solitude, this time of dancing by the light of the moon with only the stars for company, so that when day comes, and we walk out on the streets looking purposeful and socially normal, we retain within a strong sense of our individuality, which just can't help peeking through.


She Danced by the Light of the Moon is available as an original oil painting, 30 x 40, through Steve Henderson Fine Art.


She Danced by the Light of the Moon is also available as a 

Licensed open edition prints at Great Big CanvasArt.comFramed Canvas Art and 


As always, feel free to contact Steve Henderson Fine Art directly by e-mailing [email protected] with questions or comments about Steve's original oil and watercolor paintings or licensed open edition prints.


Christmas Cards at Give Write


Tea for Two -- Original Oil Painting 24 x 24 on panel. Available as a Christmas card at Give Write Greeting Cards.


Celebrate the Christmas season with Steve's artwork on holiday cards. Give Write Greeting Cards carries all 12 of Steve's Santa paintings, with the added bonus that you can support a worthwhile charity with your purchase.


A Cheery Santa Flag

The Christmas List -- original oil painting, 24 x 24 on panel. Also available as a licensed print at iCanvasART and a holiday flag at Discount Decorative Flags.

While we're on the subject of Christmas. add to your holiday decor this year with Steve's painting, The Christmas List, available as a 28 x 40 House Decorative Flag and 12 x 18 Garden Decorative Flag at Discount Decorative Flags.


Steve's favorite part of this happy painting is the reindeer, peeking through the window, at the cookie, in the top right corner.



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