Thursday, April 13, 2017

Celebrating Life and Offering Condolences

I took one piece of yesterday's playboard and developed it, using acrylic paint, tissue paper collage, gesso, pencil, metal stylus, gel pen, stencil, house paint, krink ink, and oil pastels.

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Today was [her] funeral. 
I can’t imagine life without her. 
I suppose I should be grateful 
that she lived as long as she did 
but I’m not 
because it wasn’t long enough.
I can’t stop crying.

Jules Hardy, Altered Land 


It Wasn't Long Enough
2.75x4"; paint, ink, pencil, oil pastels, and collage on paper,
mounted on white paper and card stock
abstract
2017
[gifted]

10 comments:

  1. The passing on of a good friend is always so sad,filled with an emptiness that can't be filled. I feel the turbulence but also the peace.

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    1. Carol, thank you. I painted this for a friend, with the recent death of her mother in mind, letting the painting take me wherever it needed to go.

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  2. The turbulent sea in this reminds me of a poem I have found comforting. Hope youdo too, https://allpoetry.com/Gone-From-My-Sight

    This is wonderful. The shore line, the glorious, layered, warming sky. Hugs to you Dear Dotty. May peace find you, and hold you tight.

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    1. Sheila, thanks for sharing the poem. As I mentioned to Carol above, I painted it for a friend whose mom died a few weeks ago. As I painted, I was aware of the small metaphorical deaths and rebirths involved in painting, of having layers and brush strokes be 'gone from my sight' as I worked but still ' just as large in mast, hull and spar,' and of sending my painting on its way 'to her destined port.'

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  3. Thanks Dotty, for this beautiful poem and painting.

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by : )

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  4. Incredible...the painting, the prose. A perfect tribute.

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  5. So sorry for your loss. xo The card is beautiful.

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