Saturday, June 9, 2012

Still here...

Yes...it's been a while I know.  There isn't really a good reason, just lots of silly small ones I guess, you know, busy with things that often aren't really important but they take up time and more importantly, energy.  Boring life stuff.  Mojo a bit low too, and feeling that I haven't really got anything particularly interesting to tell you.  And at the same time, weirdly, too much to say to know where to start.  And good old procrastination of course.  So I won't rabbit on a lot now, just dipping my toe back in, and to show you a couple of things I've done in the last two weeks.  A big and a small painting, with a bit of scribbling on them.  Because I am, as I'm sure you well know, an inveterate scribbler!

"In the Realm of the Night."  I had two heavy, rustic wood frames made by a friend many years ago, which I've never been quite sure what to do with.  They called out to be much more than just frames, so I made this one part of the painting, with beads and fabric and bits of old jewellery all added into the mix.

This is "The Ragged Soul", to illustrate THIS poem of mine.  For anyone who has ever felt they weren't good enough, had failed, or just weren't the person they though they would be.

Acrylic, coloured pencil, pastel and ink.

18 comments:

earthangelsarts said...

Beautiful works and lovely to have you back! X

Ms. said...

and she looks angry--at the thoughts no doubt, for we are just as we are meant to be--and all those dark, destructive thoughts are phantoms, black dogs in the night, fears, and frights. Foolish to give them anything but acceptance, and the wisdom of an art--which is just what you've done! Lovely work.

jinxxxygirl said...

So nice to see you come up on my blogroll. Beautiful work like always. Hugs! deb

Kathryn said...

Love the new pieces, just gorgeous.

Els said...

Well ofcourse you're still there! We knew that all along! But sometines it's just like that: normal-day-things eat up your time and energy, and time goes by as if only ├║nimportant things happened ....
But you made some wonderful blue paintings !!

Mo Crow said...

oh I love the paintings especially that second one Christina! have been thinking about the thinning of the veils a lot lately, trying out some wobbly ideas with layerings of bookbinders mull and the finest silk organza which feels like trying to sew a piece of moonlight but it's a long way to go from the beauty of your painting which says it all, thank you for sharing, you shine & it's so good to see you back!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, I love the "Ragged Soul" and the poem. x te

susan christensen said...

welcome back to blogland, mermaid. these two paintings are full of magic - i relate to the ragged soul and feel encouraged, so thank you. -sus

Nancy said...

Beautiful work in blues. Nice to see you back!

Oya's Daughter said...

Love the wondered where you've been. Very nice and reminds me to link to you on Etsy so I can get a print or three.

Life stuff gets in the way sometimes, but needs must

Windsongs and Wordhoards said...

Both really beautiful, I love those colours... The Ragged Soul is particularly stunning, I love your words and the message behind them... the figure drawing is wonderful, I do so love life drawing and the human form.
I know exactly what you mean re time/energy, my eternal frustration! The threads are always there though no matter how stretched fine they are sometimes pulled, just hard to grasp them sometimes...
Carrie... :)

Maery Rose said...

i love the "Ragged Soul". I can relate to the feelings behind it and the "place" you describe inhabiting as of late. Nice to see you back.

Valerianna said...

Missed you... love "The Ragged Soul"... !

Jess said...

Wow that's a stunning painting and I love the words of your poem. I was wondering where you were. Glad to have you back. :)
Jess xx

Momo Luna said...

Wow beautiful paintings and i love the blues in your work. Beautiful poem also.
Sweet greetz from Holland, Monica

Tricia said...

I have been meaning to drop in and say hello. Your painting is on my side bar in the form of a thumbnail pic representing your blog and when I first saw it I just loved it! I popped over and had a further look but didn't leave a comment at the time. I think your work is just magical and I love the way you mix writing with figures. They are so infused with meaning and multiple layers of imagery, just wonderful! I also think your work is getting better and better. I have set up my easel in my new home but haven't felt like painting yet. Depression just leaves you empty. Soon, I hope, joy will return, or at least relief.
Thank you as always for a most beautiful blog.
Blessings,
Tricia

Tricia said...

P.S. Your poem is beyond lovely, and touched me deeply, and is feeling very apt right now.
Thank you

Barry said...

MIA - missed seeing posts from you so it is good to see you back - and yes we all go through those times. The Ragged Soul is a very powerful piece and I love the balance. Go well and create well. B

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