She wasn’t looking for a Knight

Sharing today one my latest paintings…


“She wasn’t looking for a Knight”

by ZsaZsa Bellagio


Oil, Acrylic, and Gold Leaf on Canvas



Height: 32″   x   Width: 25″


December 2020, Signed


Inspired by this quote that I absolutely adore.

“She wasn’t looking for a knight, she was looking for a sword.”

– Atticus

Dr. Jill Murray best describes the meaning of this quote:
When you look for a “knight” to be your everything, you will usually find the court jester who has a good game for a short period of time. In the meantime, you’ve invested your heart, soul, body and future in this inadequate person who—in the clear light of day—was never your “knight” to begin with. 
What would happen if you actually looked for a sword? Your sword? Your invincible weapon that makes you impervious to what is thrown at you? Ask yourself: what is YOUR sword? Is it your knowledge? Your compassion? Your ability to foresee situations before they present themselves? Your friendships with other women? Your mothering skills? The way you persevere? How you survived your childhood intact? It’s time to stop waiting for a knight who only exists in fairy tales and pick up your own sword…and use it!
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