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Satin Fire

As you will read below I saw this painting for the first time in 21 years, a few weeks ago.  Yet only now as I sat to write for my weekly e-inspiration and blog, did I truly tune into it and then it spoke to me… and then I really felt the emotion of re~experiencing my own creation. It is so much fun for me to have my own painting speak to me in poetry.  It reminds me that everything around us is a miracle if we but pay attention.  How many things do we have sitting around our homes, or in storage, that once held meaning but have gotten dusty with neglect?  What would it be like if we brushed them off, and wrote a poem about them, to get in touch with our own feelings again…  I’d love to hear your insights.

Satin Fire

“From the shadows of night I emerge into light Carrying with me the mystery of my making Did I always exist, thus Or have I appeared, just in the moment of your waking…”

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Satin Fire Insights “Satin Fire” was a painting that sold in 1987 before I’d had it photographed.  Fortunately the collectors lived locally and recently they kindly allowed me to borrow it back to have it photographed, so it is now I can share it with my fans.  It is always an experience seeing a work of art that I created in the early stages of my artistic explorations.  The texture of the pastel, the paper, the composition and technique are all slightly different from what I do now, yet the essence of the spirit, the intent of infusing paper with pastel to create life… is vividly there.  It is like being reacquainted with an old friend.  Perhaps Satin Fire had to wait until now… to be revealed to someone who only now needs to see it…

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