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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Something Old, MMM



Celui j'aime 14 X 14 oil and acrylic mixed media over layers of old ticket stubbs, parking passes, maps, and brochures from special ocasions with my husband (for his Father's Day present). If you'll adjust your Zoom to view in 200%, you can see the texture much better. This painting fits the themes for MMM (Something Old) and Alter It Monthly (Birds).















Hummingbird D. H. Lawrence

I can imagine, in some other world
Primeval-dumb, far back
In that most awful stillness, that only gaped and hummed,
Humming-birds raced down the avenues.

Before anything had a soul,
While life was a heave of Matter, half inanimate,
This little bit chipped off in brilliance
And went whizzing through the slow, vast, succulent stems.

I believe there were no flowers then,
In the world where the humming-bird flashed ahead of creation,
I believe he pierced the slow vegetable veins with his long beak.

Probably he was big
As mosses, and little lizards, they say, were once big.
Probably he was jabbing, terrifying monster.


We look at him through the wrong end of the long telescope
of Time.
Luckily for us.

24 comments:

Sandy said...

So so beautiful painting again.
Wonderful and darling. Love it.

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

oh gosh, this is beautiful!

Cindy said...

Oh, this is a beautiful painting!!!
HUGS,
Cindy Adkins

Gayle Page-Robak said...

So very beautiful, Kathy...such a gorgeous art piece. The detail is outstanding. Hugs, Gayle.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful and lively!

Audrey said...

Gorgeous!

LiveArt said...

What a wonderful gift!! Love how you've used old ephemera to give texture and bring back sweet memories for you and your husband!!

Hugs,
Linda

johanna said...

this is divine!! love the colors, the texture, everything...

Terri Kahrs said...

Kathy, I love how you always make a piece very personal with the inclusion of a few small items. What a lovely gift! I'm sure your husband was thrilled. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Faye said...

So gorgeous, Kathy. I love the texture and all the layers of tickets, etc. And your colors are phenomenal.

Taluula said...

Kathy, this is absolutely gorgeous and your husband is a very lucky man.

Marit said...

I just learned the word "solstice" but I'm not sure if it is the right word to describe today... so let's stick to "Midsummer" and add some "night dreams" to it... enjoy the day!

Kristin said...

Isn't this beautiful!!! I think that it may be my favorite piece of yours yet - the meaningful background, the bold, beautifully blended color and that bird. It is just stunning, Kristin xo
Oh, and I love your new banner too . . .

joanna said...

Kathy, this painting is fantastic! beautiful colours!!

Zuzu's Blog said...

this is gorgeous...

Zuzu's Blog said...

IM back again only this time on behalf of the Alter it Monthly team. :)
thanks LOADS for linking to us. its very inspiring . the colours are gorgeous. and we take almost any medium as part of the challenge. just as long as its not digital collage.
Im sorry we have no sponsor this month so no prize up for grabs in the raffle...
there will be sponsors for the next three months though :) hope to see you.

Fabric Art said...

Wow your painting is gorgeous love the hummingbird, wonderful gift to your husband. Thanks for nice comment on my blog.
Anni

Rosie said...

Kathy, you are in such a wonderful place right now with your paintings - fabulous, chere! I love these birdies and I am excited for you now that you are exhibiting at Decatur... I see great things in your future. Much applause and many Bravos from me! xoxoxo

Ophelia said...

This is so amazing. I absolutely love what you have done....
Simply amazing.

carolyn said...

This just made my heart skip a little. The colors are amazing and the story so thoughtful.

Oxana said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I love these colors!!!

Diane said...

Wow, Kathy - this is beautiful! Diane

apinkdreamer said...

hi!!!your paintings and your journal pages are FANTASTIC!!!!
i love art journaling!

Gillian said...

This is such a gorgeous painting Kathy, thank you for sharing your art with us over at Alter It Monthly.