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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ever In Bloom


Echoing Green 18" X 19" mixed media on board


In winter say the snow-bound, "She shall come with the spring leaping upon the hills."
And in the summer heat the reapers say,
"We have seen her dancing with the autumn leaves,
and we saw a drift of snow in her hair."
All these things have you said of beauty,
Yet in truth you spoke not of her but of needs unsatisfied,
And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.
It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth,
But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted.

It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear,
But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears.
It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw,
But rather a garden for ever in bloom and a flock of angels for ever in flight.

Kahil Gibran


for Inspiration Avenue's Self Portrait Challenge and Take A Word's Bloom Challenge

22 comments:

Melisa said...

Delightful!

Janet Ghio said...

Sweet--really evokes the feeling of walking through the grass barefoot on a summer evening!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

The is wonderful- I love the sense of movement you've captured here!

roc said...

i absolutely adore this! wonderful!

Terri Kahrs said...

Quite simply -- Gorgeous!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Marit said...

What a breathtaking, dreamy image Kathy!

miz katie said...

Oooh, I really love this painting.

Becolorful said...

absolutely exquisite. I love the colors, the movement and the calm happy feeling it exudes. You are one amazing talent.
Pam

Giggles said...

Such freedom of exploration in this piece. The movement and color is exquisite!! Wow I am so impressed!! Beautiful!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Just beautiful.

Taluula said...

Stunning as always Kathy.

Yvonne said...

Lovely painting, Kathy!

Heather said...

This is soooo sweet. I love the mood of it...and running through the grass bare foot! Excellent. I visited your studio tour too! How fun - what a great place to create!

Katie said...

oh wow, I just love her, and love how she is looking away. really nice!

Grannie Annie said...

Painting and words in one word Kathy...exquisite...Bravo!!!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Perfection !

Marie

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful! The colors, the motion, the girl... It reminds me of carefree summer days.

Msartist said...

So pretty, love the bright colors and carefree feel.Happy IA Sunday.
Theresa

Kat W said...

This is gorgeous - so pretty. I especially love how you've done her hair - so effective. And the pink dress is beautiful. Great painting!

Kat :-)

gemma said...

Playful pretty colors.
It's wonderful.

izzy said...

Landed here because of your lovely painting ! thanks-

Dawn Elliott said...

Your colors are simply amazing!!! Love it!