Elusive Muse

BAD! Kitty Art Studio

Quote for the day

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Painting is a blind man’s profession.

He paints not what he sees,

but what he feels,

what he tells himself about what he has seen.

~Pablo Picasso

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Today, a day off.

I am tired and troubled.

I woke with the muse calling me from

the darkened corner of my bedroom.

Hushed tones wrapped in gauze.

Feet hit the floor

images from dreams

fill my mind,

like dawn breaking on a clear

summer day.

Self speak is easy.

Translations are

lost in the waking world.

Desire caught in a sieve

like fresh shelled sweet peas

doting my landscape with

promises of a harvest to come.

I head into the work studio,

coffee steaming,

wind cold,

mind spinning.

White canvas startles me,

a story untold,

secrets lying in wait.

Derailing the fantasy life of

a woman who

thinks she knows

what she is doing here.

I paint my story like a

poet paints with words.

Blind assassins

hand me

a weapon

cross hairs

trained on

what I do not

understand,

that elusive

holy ghost.

I seek to find.

***

May your day be one of discovery.

Heather

5 Comments

  1. BlueJude
    April 5, 2007

    Why thank you! I’ve discovered that Easter is costing me a bit more than I’d like. May the sales God’s be with me! lol

    Reply
  2. jchevais
    April 6, 2007

    Wow! Nice piece. Sartre knew what he was talking about.

    Reply
  3. The Lone Beader
    April 7, 2007

    I hope you are feeling better:)

    Reply
  4. Cynthia
    April 7, 2007

    I like the Sartre quote too. I was also entranced by your stream of consiousness writing…

    Reply
  5. Lindsay
    April 7, 2007

    I hope you are feeling better!How long was your son sick? My daughter has been sick since Jan 1 and propable won’t be able t go back to school regullarly this year.Ugh.Lovely faces!! Very expressive.

    Reply

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