Tuesday, October 25, 2011


"...But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn 
through the sheets of clouds, 
and there was a new voice
which you slowly 
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper 
into the world."
from The Journey, by Mary Oliver

I've been inspired by that poem before in my art. It fell out of a folder as I was trying to clean up my studio. LOVE this particular part! I'm also getting ready for another trip back to Ohio in two weeks to visit my friends again before the weather turns bad. This one will be good timing; my sister's birthday will fall during that week. So I'm really looking forward to seeing her again. 

I was playing with some new watercolors and came up with this. Watercolors are not my thing but I have some in my supplies and and am giving them a try during Jane Davenport's class. I figured what the heck.  :-)
However, I did add acrylics in her face. Couldn't help myself...

Hope you all have a wonderful week! I'm working on something I hope to have finished in time for Paint Party Friday. We shall see...


craftattack said...

Beautiful picture and poem, and nice to see you around again! Hugs, Valerie

Clare said...

I love Mary Oliver's poems - they are simple yet so profound - I don't think I've read this one before. I love your painting - it has a contemplative quality about it.

Bill said...

The colors and person in this are so fantastic. It is a wonderful representation of the meaning of the poem. The poems you illustrate are always so beautiful, just like your work.

Franz said...

Well done Pam!!

Ciao,have a nice day!

Pat Tillett said...

If you are a talented artis, you can work with just about anything. You are so darn talented Pam!

Sherry said...

I like the combination. Water colors are usually not bright enough but they look great here.