In a Trust So Gentle
That's not hard to do, lately. The heart melting part. As my edges soften, the light gets in (and comes out, and moves through) and I feel things even more deeply. As I learn to speak gently and tenderly to myself, my thoughts and words toward others become ever softer. I trust again.
About the art: beginning with an unprimed birchwood panel, an inspiration photo and a limited color palette, painting from the inside of the figure outward, and then from the outside of the figure inward. RESISTING the desire to define features. EMBRACING the abstracted background and shapes/textures made by rubber wedge, brush and fingers..
1/25/2021 10:50:25 am
OMG. I love that poem. Another poet to read thanks. And that painting! Speak powerfully yet somehow softly too. I love it.
1/26/2021 10:24:54 am
Carl! Thanks, friend. The poem is exquisite, right?
1/25/2021 02:52:12 pm
In a trust so gentle, you go where the painting takes you, past the need to define features, into and out of softnesses, fully embracing the heart melting part. You are brave, fierce, wedge-wielding, and digit-dancing, Jen. Brava! Encore!
1/26/2021 10:25:32 am
Dotty! You make me smile! Thank you! WOOOOOOOOHOOOOO!
1/27/2021 02:46:10 am
The poem really touched me today! May help in what life is throwing me these days. Will look up this poet for sure.
1/28/2021 03:24:32 pm
Carol! It makes my heart smile when the words here resonate. And thank you - I am following a little trail of art breadcrumbs that are asking for the foreground and background to be one but not one.
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