Friday, July 8, 2011

Inspiration Avenue: Poetry

The problem with challenges is, they are not always easy. Sometimes you have to go outside your comfort zone. This was one of those challenges. I am not a person who identifies with poetry, poets, or even poetic justice. But I couldn't let Lisa (the Priti one) down, since this was her challenge this week at Inspiration Avenue.

I got a bit heavy handed with the gold paint and fluid acrylic, when I created the background, as well as the poem, so the words are a bit hard to read. The heart is sewn using felt (white) and discharged cotton (black fabric that has a bleach treatment). The poem reads:
I wrote your name in the sky,
but the wind blew it away.
I wrote your name in the sand,
but the waves washed it away.
I wrote your name in my heart,
and forever it will stay.

~~ Anonymous

This piece can hang on a wall and is on heavy mat board. Thanks so much for looking and I hope you have a great weekend.

For those of you following my trivial life related pursuits, it looks like I am going to have to order the two sets of shelves for my basement nook. Just one more delay in a long line of delays.

25 thoughtful remarks:

Marilyn Rock said...

I absolutely love this! Your art and the poem make for a beautiful marriage! This is one of my favorites of yours! Awesome!

Sorry about another delay with your basement project. Hang in there and have a great weekend ahead. xxoo

Terri Kahrs said...

Although you may not be comfortable with poetry, you did this little poem sweet justice with your interpretation, Elizabeth. That's what makes us better artists -- pushing the walls of our comfort zones! Happy weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

see you there! said...

What a wonderful piece, I like the whole composition and the poem is a keeper.

Darla

Steph said...

I love this green and the whole piece is very nice!!

kimmie said...

You did a beautiful job. I find it interesting (and also very refreshing) that there is not a speck of red or pink in this portrait of a heart. In fact green is the opposite of red. I love it! (Great poem too)

Jo Murray said...

Lovely piece... the poetry is awesome.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

That's a very nice piece, Elizabeth, and I suspect it is even better in person! A friend of the family recently passed, I think I may do something with the poem for them....maybe, just writing it in a card but I relate to the sentiment and think others will too.

~*~Patty S said...

WOW this turned out great...I would say you stepped up to the challenge beautifully...that heart has such a great look with paints situated just so and the verse is perfect too!

You are having to be really patient on your shelving situation...aren't you!

Stay cool and have a great weekend dear E
oxo

voodoo vixen said...

Well putting you out of your comfort zone works!! Love this piece, the background colours and the poem with the heart, brilliant!

Hope they deliver the shelving superquick!!

Netty said...

You certainly did this beautiful poem justice, love it. Annette x

PetraB said...

This is beautiful, a wonderful poem and painting.

Carola Bartz said...

Such a sweet poem and your art work is beautiful. Both seem to belong together. I love it. It is very touching.

Dianne said...

outside of your comfort zone and still came out lovely! the close-up revealed the texture of music beneath the paint, and the poem is very touching...well done!

Magpie said...

I love the poem, and your interpretation of it. I'll bet the gold is gorgeous in person :) Very nice!

Debrina said...

You can never have too much gold, Elizabeth! Lovely poem, too....

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Sometimes the best pieces are the most challenging ones- I LOVE this! The colors and composition are spot on- really beautiful work! I'm struggling with this week's challenge too, but I think I'm finally on to something :)

Elisa said...

It's okay:) You did great and I love your poem and the simple illustration.. It shows how beautiful a heart is. :)

Elisa
http://harmonythoughts.com/

amy said...

oh!
But you said it was hard for you.
I love it, it doesn't look like you struggled at all -
plus, i really
Really
Love Green!

xx,
amy

priti.lisa said...

Thanks for taking the time out of your comfort zone to create this perfectly lovely piece of art, Elizabeth! Means a lot to me and admit it...aren't you glad you did? ☺
I know all about refurbishment...I just want it to be done already!!! At least we have something to live for...♥♥♥

artangel said...

Very romantic poetry! I adore the kind of weathered effect you've created with the green and gold - sumptuous!

gemma said...

I agree poetry takes me to the edge of my comfort zone too....but I LOVE it!
Your art and the poem you chose are awesome. I love that you worked this with different treatments. It embeds the meaning of the poem deeply within it.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Truly gorgeous...I love the energy and vibe of this piece...so beautiful and beautiful poem to match!!
Victoria

Caroline said...

So true, to face challenges everyone needs to out your comfort zone..good thing is you can deal with it..i like the poem.

Carla said...

I love the poem ,your artwork is great!

Beverley Baird said...

I love your artwork and the poem - they work so well together.