Sunday, May 1, 2011

Blue Lady: Journal Page

Things Shouldn't Be So Hard

A life should leave
deep tracks:
ruts where she
went out and back
to get the mail
or move the hose
around the yard;
where she used to
stand before the sink,
a worn-out place;
beneath her hand
the china knobs
rubbed down to
white pastilles;
the switch she
used to feel for
in the dark
almost erased.
Her things should
keep her marks.
The passage
of a life should show;
it should abrade.
And when life stops,
a certain space --
however small --
should be left scarred
by the grand and
damaging parade.
Things shouldn't
be so hard.
-- Kay Ryan

I don't know why this lady ended up so sad. Poor thing. But I felt better after I painted her so maybe she needed to make an appearance.  ;)

I'm leaving tomorrow for another trip to Columbus, OH (my real home)! Yay! Going to visit my BFF Sharon for a week (or so...). While I'm there I'll be celebrating my birthday (now I may know where the sad lady came from!), attending a few other festivities, catching up with my sorority sisters, and seeing a few other very good friends. So I'm spending today getting packed and trying not to forget anything. And of course I'm taking my art supplies. On my last trip I took more art supplies than I did clothing! ;) And while I'm there I'll visit the Blick Art Store and see what goodies I can pack into the car trunk...


✌Rabbit said...

I don't know what you're doing differently with your eyes lately but I absolutely love it. So haunting.

Pam Tucker said...

Rabbit: Thank you! The only thing I'm doing differently is using Fluid acrylics on the eyes. Maybe more concentrated pigment?

Anonymous said...

I think your work as of late has such depth and layers, like everytime you look at it you find something new, a different feeling...truly breathtaking my friend.

Have a safe trip, tell sharon hello from me and have a HAPPY birthday dear Puck :)

Pam Tucker said...

David: BIG HUG! Thank you! I will pass that along to Sharon. :)

Bill said...

All of your work lately definitely jumps out and grabs us. I love her lips. I always fight with lips. Drawing lips, that is. :O)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow..Love her! She is magnificent Pam..the tilt of her head..the energy she is holding in her face ..or about to spill out..she is deeply and soulfully beautiful..yet i also feel real powerful presence waiting to birth..she knows her power..but something painful stings her! she is breath-taking Pam! yes I see sadness too..but i also see a sense of overcoming soemthing huge and become empowered through it!
I lover her !

yay..Happy Birthday..wishing you many birthday sparkles and a gorgeous fun time with your BFF!
Enjoy the art store..have fun!

Netty said...

Happy Birthday Pam. So loving your journal page and the words are brilliant for it. Have a great break and loads of fun. Annette x

craftattack said...

Have a great trip and enjoy your birthday. I love your sad lady, I think she looks more puzzled than sad! Glad you are taking art things with you, you evidently have your priorities right! Bon Voyage and come back safely" Valerie

Gloria said...

Hi Pam. Have a great trip and enjoy your stop at Blicks. Yay for that!. Happy Birthday. Have fun with you bff. I love your sad lady and her blue eyes. Very nice.

Pam Tucker said...

Bill: Thank you! LOL on the lips comment... ;)

Victoria: Oh, thank you! You always give me such energy with your comments! And thank you for the birthday wishes. We plan to celebrate big! ;)

Netty: Thank you so much, dear friend! I will do just that! ;)

Valerie: Thank you for your birthday wishes! Yes, I always travel with my art supplies! I'd be lost without them. ;)

Gloria: Thank you! I will try and restrain myself at the art store. ;) And thank you for your comment on the sad lady. I always love when you stop by.

art2cee2 said...

Have a great time and a wonderful birthday! :-)

Marilyn Girling said...

Beautiful work! That poem, very touching♥

Pat Tillett said...

I love the painting and poem!
Enjoy your the time with your friend...