The Peace Initiative

In case you haven’t noticed, I have had a recurring theme in my artwork lately. The peace sign, most well known from the peace and love era in the 60s has been making its way into quite a few of my paintings. Why?

Peaceful Signs © 2014 Aprille Lipton - original whale and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peaceful Signs © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original whale and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

I think my subconscious is getting fed up with the way we are treating the earth, with the ongoing terrorist “war” which has been going on since before my son was born, with the hateful way a lot of people treat each other in social media and everyday life. We need more love and peace… it’s that simple.

Blue Owl with Peace Sign Sunglasses. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original acrylic painting on paper.

Blue Owl with Peace Sign Sunglasses. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original acrylic painting on paper.

We need to love our planet and care for her, as well as each other. Maybe I’m hoping that by hanging a reminder in their home with my art, a person will remember that each day and be a little more cognizant of their actions, slowly helping to make the world a better place.

What themes are making it into your art?

Peace & Dove IV © 2014 Aprille Lipton - original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peace & Dove IV © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peace & Dove III © 2014 Aprille Lipton - original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peace & Dove III © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peace & Dove II © 2014 Aprille Lipton - original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peace & Dove II © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peace of the Sea © 2014 Aprille Lipton - original turtle and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peace of the Sea © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original turtle and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

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10 responses to “The Peace Initiative

  1. I am doing a happy dance over here.. This is perfect 🙂 I’m so glad you are joining us at Artists 4 Peace

    Truly Beautiful!
    Melanie

  2. Peace to you, Aprille. I too am a part of this blog and I am indeed honored. Bless you! Love, Amy

  3. So happy you are joining in and making this blog the best it can be. International artists working for love, understanding and peace, through their art. It’s so exciting. Your work is wonderful. Thank you…Gigi

  4. Just when I was getting ready to toughen up and except the fact that the 60s were over you brought them back.
    A great idea in my opinion. I’m on WordPress under Pendragon’s Poetry
    And generally poor and haven’t been able to afford any professional help to create a logo but I am looking for ideas as to how I might combine a pen and a Dragon without coming off as cartoonish. If you see any stock art that might make a good frame for something or have any general comments I would be grateful for any input. Also I just wanted to tell you I love blue owl ( the old people are my people).
    Alex

    • Alex, I will definitely keep you in mind as I peruse any dragons 🙂

      I think the new term for hippy-ness is Boho or Bohemian and it’s alive and well! I love seeing so many people really trying to make a difference today – love and peace baby! Who says the old ways are all bad, right?

      • Hidden in the mountains, nearest neighbors over a mile away, my roots deep, and my house built in the 18th century; with my antique tools, and a tractor in the barn, I would have to agree.

  5. I forgot to mention I would love to see a collection of your artwork but I’m boycotting Facebook due to the recent experimentation. People keep discussing whether or not what they did was so bad, but putting that aside, for the moment, the fact that they would do it and the implications of what they can do and might are what scare me. if there’s another link that doesn’t involve Facebook and allows me to see more of your work I would be delighted to look at it.
    Alex

    • Hi, Alex! I can completely understand your objection to Facebook – I tend to agree with you, but it is great for me in keeping up with my friends and family, so I bear the evil. This blog and my Pinterest board are the only two other social media networks I currently use. You can find my art on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/paintandpatina/my-art/– although I don’t keep it as up to date as I should.

      • Thank you I will explore your pin interest blog and I’m excited to hear you have it. Many of the people I talk to about Facebook say what you did it works. My problem is not with what Facebook did so much is what it proves there are willing to do and what it indicates they’re capable of doing. When you’re thinking about the fact that Facebook works ask yourself cautiously who is working for the most. Just something to think about, I’m going to Pinterest.

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