Friday, September 4, 2009

beliefs about nature

Could that be a bird-headed snake goddess in Brooklyn?
A sea urchin's panorama?
Take a heady whiff of nature;
Touch a green leaf.
pastel by Georgia O'Keeffe
So peaceful
The sleeping lady of Malta,
The sea undulating around her.

painting by David Finn

The illusions of the mandrake root:
A shoal of gold fish.
A bowl to hold a bell, a conch shell, or holy water.

watercolor by Barbara Bash

The inner child and its dragon lanterns.
Add a drumming circle.
The Moroccan cloth carder spins fiber into thread.
Wasn't that the task of Venus de Milo?

photo by Corbis/Kevin R. Morris

The sacred trinity,
The fawn, the doe, and the old doe,
New moon, full moon, waning crescent moon,
Rooted, supported, nurturing.
watercolor by Barbara Bash



10 comments:

  1. Hello Margaret
    I have dropped you 2 emails. One a response and the second a question about this post...I will wait until I hear back on the second one before I post a comment today...

    Happy days

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  2. They are all very charming pictures! Whish I could paint..

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  3. O'Keefe is a great favourite.
    All the paintings speak to me and I love the words that go with them.

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  4. What an interesting mix of paintings. The words beneath each add dimension and a different perspective, an unexpected story. I like how the words demonstrate the way a viewer brings a personal "history" to their interpretation of a work of art.

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  5. Hi Delwyn! Glad you could embrace this style of writing! your turn! xx
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    Hi Gry! Your photos are a type of painting! Very artistic, a lot of thought put into color, texture, depth, light and shadow ... xx
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    Hi Friko! I love O'Keeffe, too. It's hard to recollect she lived in New York. I made a word pool and matched words from it to paintings which then in turn became my own poem. Very exciting! xx
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    Hi Lynne! I also like the "unexpected story" that comes from creating these poems from a word pool (see above). Finding the right images is vey exciting, too! xx

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  6. There is something very quiet and soothing about all of these images you've woven into your web here, makes me think of that old song title... peaceful easy feeling...

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  7. Ces peinture sont simples et pourtant véhiculent beaucoup de sensibilité et de plaisir ! Et où peut-on voir ces peintres ? Question un peu idiote car cela doit être bien loin de mon pays ! ! !
    Bises Margherita !
    A bientôt Margaret !...:-)

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  8. Hi Owen~ I was going for matching some words in my wordpool that I especially liked with paintings that fit them. maybe that languid Summertime and the livin's easy... Bises!
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    Hi Saj~ Yes! Starting with the colors of summer moving right into fall. Strange to thing of your going into spring now. xx
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    Ciao Jeff~ C'etait facile parce que je viens d'acheter un "scanner" et je pourrais copier des livres d'art: 1) Georgia O'Keeffe, 2) Le chien du ciel, 4)Les feux d'artifices, 3) et 5) un journal de la nature. Bises!

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