Sunday, June 03, 2012

Begin to see.


I love writing.
I love painting.
Here I have a bit of my writing and a painting I did.
The painting has underwriting on it and mixed media as usual.
I have used a quote as a jumping board.
So, here is my tiny story.

 Begin to see.


I walked on and on furiously until breathless, racked by sobs, I found a park bench and sat down. 
Tears streamed down my face.

“Why, oh why, do I have to suffer this? Why, oh why, the terrible insults and abuses on me?”
 Blinded by anger and hurt, I sat there for a long time.


I felt something fall lightly on me,
looked to see lovely green leaves and branches full of purple flowers.
The breeze carried a flower down and soon I was lost in wonder.


I realized nothing mattered anymore.


I smiled.



I have used ink, oil pastels, liners, ball point pens.




"In the dark time, the eye begins to see". Roethke.


When do we begin to see?

A window to look out of. See, Smile.
Have a great week!

As always, linking up with lovely bloggers on..
Sunday Sketches, PPF, Balzer Designs, Artists Playroom, 
Show and Tell Saturdays, Sian's Story Telling Sundays
where she welcomes story tellers from far and near.
Join in on all the fun.






55 comments:

  1. Lovely, your art is beautiful!

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  2. I like the story. It makes me see more in the picture. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for coming by and also taking time to comment!

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  3. What a lovely story, and I love the blues in your painting; very evocative both.
    Rinda

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    1. Blue was an instinctive choice. Thank you Maria.

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  4. lovely story and that quote from Roethke is perfectly suited... what a great post... thoroughly enjoyed it...xx

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    1. I am pasting some of my favorite lines here for you, Tracy.
      Thanks for visiting!

      In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
      I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
      I hear my echo in the echoing wood--
      A lord of nature weeping to a tree,
      I live between the heron and the wren,
      Beasts of the hill and serpents of the den.

      What's madness but nobility of soul
      At odds with circumstance?

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    2. That is wonderful .... thanks you for sharing it... it now has a treasured place in my sketchbook next to the Roethke quote...xx

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  5. Great quote and yes - it's good to go from anger/despair to joy and remembering to be grateful.

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    1. That's what I wanted to try to portray. Glad you liked it. Thank you for visiting me.

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  6. Yes, I think the story helps me to see more in the painting!

    Thank you for joining in Storytelling Sunday today. It would be lovely if you added in a quick line explaining to your readers what it's about - maybe they'd like to join in too and I always say - the more the merrier!

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    1. Thank you, Sian.
      I have added an invite to the post. :-)
      I am happy to be part of it.

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  7. Beautiful painting and writing.

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  8. Cool design. I love turquoise.
    Have a wonderful creative sketchy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you Nora. I was so impressed by your paintings.

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  9. a beautiful post filled with great advice. live in the moment - i have been on that bench before too!
    love the blue color tones, here too

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    1. It's a metaphoric bench of self negation. We need to learn to relax and enjoy simple things in life.
      It's a self reminder actually, because I have learn all this too!
      Thank you for commenting!

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  10. beautiful mixed media, in my favourite colour. Nice writing too, inspirational!

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    1. Thank you, Christine for commenting!

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  11. Love how her hair and her lips came out. Love the blue colors you chose, too.

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    1. I was thinking her lips are bit too big, but, you made me happy. Thank you!

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  12. Love the blue in this piece and her lips are divine. :)

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    1. I really feel better that you like those huge lips...I was kind of unsure about it myself. Thank you so much for commenting!

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  13. Such beautiful, raw emotion. The subtle colors are lovely, too.

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    1. I'm happy you visited me and took time to comment. Thank you Molly!

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  14. I love to see stories associated with paintings. This is great.

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    1. I love making up stories! ;-) I love painting. I am trying to combine the two. Thank you for commenting.

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  15. I love the under writing that goes along with your drawing, very nicely done. great quote too, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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    1. hii! thanks for stopping by! I enjoyed writing and painting over it...:-)

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  16. So sad... big hugs, beautiful art!

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    1. Thank you! It's my attempt at writing plus painting. Glad you liked it!

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  17. Lovely story to go along with the beautiful art.

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    1. It was fun getting up the story to go with my painting! Thank you, Gail.

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  18. Una creación con mucha fuerza y energía. Preciosa.
    Saludos

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    1. Rosa, Muchas gracias por tu comentario inspirador!

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  19. interesting combination of writing and art thanks for sharing it

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  20. Life and movement and color all scream ART!

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    1. Lynn, I love your beautiful quilts as much as your insightful comments. Honored to have you visiting me!

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  21. Deeply emotional poetry and painting, so much can be read into both. Thank you.

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    1. I wanted to show it is in dark times we begin to see the beauties of the wold and it transcends our problems. Thank you for reading it! :-)

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  22. Lovely creations ~ contemplative poem and happy painting ~ thanks, ^_^

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate your support.

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  23. Found you through Artist's Play Room - LOVED the words & drawing!- Warmly, Tracy

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    1. I appreciate your visit. Thank you! Enjoyed reading about li'l Gourdess -in- training.

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  24. Lovely combination of words and art!

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    1. Minnie, I am delighted that you visited! I loved your 'elephant paintings'!

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  25. thank you for submitting to APR, your art is lovely.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer for making me part of the play room. I have not done tangles ever and would those circles by any chance be counted as zentangles?
      After linking up and realizing mine is not a 'real' tangle, I did try one. Will post it soon.

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  26. Beautiful story and lovely picture.
    Von

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  27. Reminds me of the bougainvillea flowers falling, cool!♥

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  28. Great sentiments. It is funny how hard just "Be"ing can be! I love the image of the flowers floating down and changing her outlook.

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I am always happy when you comment. It gives me the push to go on painting, writing. Thank you so much!