“Spring has Landed” from the Choir Series #11
18″ x 24″
back stapled/finished sides
ready to hang
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This is the quote that inspired the work:
“For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.”
This work…ahhhhh, what can I say? I wanted spring so badly to happen while I was painting this one, while the snow piled up outside and the wind made ice form on the dogs noses. I miss my NW mountains, driving down the Sunset Hwy, looking for Mt. Hood or Mt. Saint Helen’s on the horizon to guide me to where I wanted to go. The Columbia river always present and willing to make the spring poppies bloom in a spectacular display along the banks, that the county workers were ordered to spray with death so they would not take over, they are weeds don’t you know?
So, I painted my mountains. I painted my poppies. I painted this choir fairy landing in her autumn colored gown and monarch spring filled wings. She lands and life returns in an instant to the sleeping land. Her foot just showing through the knee deep lush green grass and the poppies burst open to show their throats to the warmth she brings to the land.
I hope you enjoy her, I sure enjoyed learning about her, realizing that I carry my own eternal spring inside myself. I carry those mountains in my heart, the salty smell of the wind I carry in my spirit, and the spring poppies are the blooming of my soul’s desires and fond dreams of a life that sustains me and my little band of warriors I call family. I can handle that.
May your day be filled to bursting with dreams that come true.
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