Artists and Poets


WIP ~ Goddess Collage ~ Nearing Completion


 Friday Post and that means artists and poets showing what they have been creating recently. The above photo is of a 5" x 5" Goddess Collage, a mixed media work, created on artist canvas with a 2 inch cradle. It is composed of oil pastels, pan pastels, acrylics and specialty paper. I am still working on this piece  which is the second in a series of four. This is a completely new experience to be taking so much time on a creation. Must admit that being back to Yoga and studying Taoism seems to have given me permission to simplify and slow the pace of my life. Along with collage, Asian Brush painting and some watercolor I am still creating Japanese poetry called haiku. Wonder what you have been creatively working on this past week?

Below is my recent haiku and we are linked today to two very creative blogs:

Paint Party Friday

Haiku My Heart 



haiku



calm before the storm
ocean still, few birds sing song
sky grey, ominous.
-o-

nature's energy
storming fast through harbor side
earth needs attention.
-o-

after the rain, fresh
cleansed by mother nature
love all around you.
-o-


Hope you will enjoy the lovely artistic creations and the wondrous poetic forms.


Wishing you a fun and loving weekend.


Hugs and namaste,

and


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QUOTE FOR THE DAY: 'Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.' 
(Haim Ginott)



Comments

  1. This is a very lovely creation!

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  2. Your work of art in progress is gorgeous. The Taoism and yoga infuse your art. Your words evoke peace and a sense of stability. Thank you.

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  3. Hello Carol.
    Beautiful collage you have made.
    I've added me as follows on your blog
    Wishing you a great Friday / good weekend.
    Hanne Bente - addr: hbt.finus.dk

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  4. Hello Carol.
    Beautiful collage you have made.
    I've added me as follows on your blog
    Wishing you a great Friday / good weekend.
    Hanne Bente - addr: hbt.finus.dk

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  5. Loved your haiku ... refreshing as ever !!!

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  6. I love the colors in this piece. Lovely!

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  7. Very serene..I like it alot. Happy PPF

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  8. Lovely piece ! Summer blue delight!

    It is raining here. The first gentle, soaking rain in a long time. Refreshing and sweet. I hope your Friday is the same!

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  9. Lovely piece ! Summer blue delight!

    It is raining here. The first gentle, soaking rain in a long time. Refreshing and sweet. I hope your Friday is the same!

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  10. I love your creation in progress. I makes me want to sit and meditate now! So thank you for that.

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  11. I looked at the art and read all the words. What stood out for me today was the idea that earth needed attention and that the Sacred Earth Mother answered her child's call.
    I know there is much much more in this post, but I am satisfied to concentrate on that thought for a while. Perhaps a visit again, later if I can find the time.
    I did finally get your blog listed on my side bar during the past week.

    Much Peace

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  12. I looked at the art and read all the words. What stood out for me today was the idea that earth needed attention and that the Sacred Earth Mother answered her child's call.
    I know there is much much more in this post, but I am satisfied to concentrate on that thought for a while. Perhaps a visit again, later if I can find the time.
    I did finally get your blog listed on my side bar during the past week.

    Much Peace

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  13. The rains have been cleansing everything here, as well...Mother Nature is awesome!

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  14. Awesome mixed-media WIP, and amazing haikus inspired by nature!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  15. Awesome mixed-media WIP, and amazing haikus inspired by nature!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  16. I love the colours of your collage! A beautiful image of a rainstorm you paint with your haiku.

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  17. your haiku is a circle of love.
    thanks for all your beauty and returning each friday to be a sweet and constant part of haiku my heart!

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  18. your haiku is a circle of love.
    thanks for all your beauty and returning each friday to be a sweet and constant part of haiku my heart!

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  19. Hello Carol, it is lovely watching the face of your goddess emerge. From your haiku I have this image of you nestled in your studio, with summer storms bringing rain to the earth, much as you bring the paintbrush and pen to your creations... It has been a week of much creativity, paint and word over here as well! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  20. I can feel the "ominisity" (I know that's not a word, but it sounds so delightful on the tongue--try it!) as that storm approaches. )))shiver(((

    Eastern Sky Aflame (with Fence)

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  21. I can feel the "ominisity" (I know that's not a word, but it sounds so delightful on the tongue--try it!) as that storm approaches. )))shiver(((

    Eastern Sky Aflame (with Fence)

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  22. Great piece of art, Carol. I love all the texture and the beautiful colors. Faye

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  23. Carol, the mask collage is beautiful! You are so good at Haiku. Very thought provoking post. ~ Rhonda xo

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  24. enjoy seeing your WIP...

    also,
    thank goddess for this--->
    '''earth needs attention'''
    and
    is actually
    getting it
    in Some places!

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  25. enjoy seeing your WIP...

    also,
    thank goddess for this--->
    '''earth needs attention'''
    and
    is actually
    getting it
    in Some places!

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  26. I love the piece!
    I would like to see it in a garden space!!
    Lovely!

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  27. I love the piece!
    I would like to see it in a garden space!!
    Lovely!

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  28. Stunning piece with wonderful layers! Getting off the busy treadmill of life to enter the world of creativity is so worth it! I have tao cards I often refer to for inspiration, and direction. Good for you studying it!!

    Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  29. Stunning piece with wonderful layers! Getting off the busy treadmill of life to enter the world of creativity is so worth it! I have tao cards I often refer to for inspiration, and direction. Good for you studying it!!

    Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  30. Awesome mixed media piece Carol. I love it!Love your Haiku's. Thanks.

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  31. Your goddess looks great! what else would you add? wonderful, natural set...

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  32. Love the color you've added to this!

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  33. Love the color you've added to this!

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  34. Oh Carol, this is such a beautiful collage! I love the "simplicity" of it.

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  35. the colour and texture is such a feast and I am loving this piece so much... just gorgeous...xx

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  36. I love the serene and trusting face on your goddess. I frequently send your Haiku along to my 91 year old mother who loves the art form of words. Yours are always so "knowing".

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  37. Lovely artwork ~ I do like nature's energy and refreshing light ~

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  38. i love the texture in this piece. and the colors are beautiful!

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  39. Love your haiku and your creation- they are both full of the serene and lovely.

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  40. Wonderful collage and Haikus! Valerie

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  41. Wonderful collage. The colors work really well together!

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  42. I LOVE your goddess collage- it is so beautiful and full of soul!
    Gorgeous!

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  43. I LOVE your goddess collage- it is so beautiful and full of soul!
    Gorgeous!

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  44. I love the collage and the haiku is very peaceful.

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  45. Awesome Carol, every time I visit your weblog you have created something very special. This art work is really wonderful.
    The haiku set has my attention of course, but this time you're art work catches me more ... so ... what on the haiku? I love the first haiku the most, is really a nice set of haiku. Thank you for sharing.

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  46. Awesome Carol, every time I visit your weblog you have created something very special. This art work is really wonderful.
    The haiku set has my attention of course, but this time you're art work catches me more ... so ... what on the haiku? I love the first haiku the most, is really a nice set of haiku. Thank you for sharing.

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  47. dont know if my other comment showed throug :( love this piece love the longer time spent!

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  48. I am totally in love with your goddess collage!!!It is "AWESOME!"

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  49. Hi, I find it is almost impossible for me to be on this website, I know my machine is slow, but I believe there are too many 'flash' objects and Apple doesn't do Flash. . . .I love your work, but if I don't visit often, it's b/c I'm not able to. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  50. Here, the calmness before the storm is very sultry! :) Cheers...

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  51. LOvely creation have been enjoying watching it come to fruition. Like that last added charm!
    Your Hiku's are lovely too!!!!!!!!!!! enjoyed it all.

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  52. LOvely creation have been enjoying watching it come to fruition. Like that last added charm!
    Your Hiku's are lovely too!!!!!!!!!!! enjoyed it all.

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  53. I think the yoga and tao study is definitely transferring itself to your work

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  54. :) I love the colours in your collage. And your haiku is beautiful, so evocative.

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Thanks for your wonderful comments and support ~ Will always comment back ~ Namaste, Carol


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