Wednesday, November 20, 2013

She loved The Moon so dearly

I woke up and the world outside was dark, all so quiet before the dawn, opened up the door and walked outside, the ground was cold. I walked until I couldn't walk anymore, to a place I'd never been. There was something stirring in the air, in front of me, I could see more than this, more than this, so much more than this. There is something else there ~ Peter Gabriel
November mists have arrived. In the morning when the day is new and filled with promise they linger until the sun finds strength to burn them away. They return quietly when the fires are lit and the blackbird has a belly full from a days feasting on red ripe holly berries. They stay throughout the night, silently softening the edges of the bright moon.
It's at this time of year that I always somehow feel the unknown close. Beyond our vision, somewhere in the in between places the feeling that there is more than this is strong. I saw it in the hundreds of spiders webs caught in the wind, in a field up on the hill. And in the donkey that in the light looked as if it could be a unicorn in disguise. 
I see it in the white sunlight on thin leaves. 
 And in the birds.
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I am having a little break from making wooden hangers now until the Spring and instead will concentrate on paintings. Below is my most recent work, painted on a slice of wood that I had. This idea had been in my sketchbook for a while and the shape and piece of wood suited it perfectly I felt. 
                                          'She loved The Moon so dearly' 
Prints of this piece are available in my Etsy shop here

16 comments:

  1. A sweet painting, Karen, beautiful. And, yes, this time of year feels thin to me, too.

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  2. I love how this is painted on that lovely piece of wood! I look forward to seeing your new paintings as they emerge. :) Your photos and poetic words are beautiful.
    Jess xx

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    1. Thanks Jess. The wood was lovely to paint on. :) x

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  3. so much beauty. i love the music too from fairytale...your paintings are just precious ;)

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    1. Thanks Country Rabbit. 'Fairytale' is a beautiful film isn't it. . I've always loved the Cottingley Fairies story. :)

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  4. That's such a beautiful piece and just how I feel about the moon too. This time of year is such a wonderful one - by far the best part of the year. Despite the mud! Tonia

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    1. Thanks Tonia. Yes a good pair of wellies is important this time of year. I have just split mine so am 'wellyless' at the moment. :-O

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    1. Thanks Angela. I'm glad you enjoyed. x

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  6. BIG love of the moon in both instances, Karen...As always a pleasure to be here...Wishing you a magical rest of week...Twinkly hugs ***** Maria x

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    1. Thank you Maria xx Hope your week is magic filled too. :)

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  7. What an enchanting painting! That is the perfect piece of wood for it. There is a certain kind of different feeling during this time of year, I have always felt it. I loved the photo of your unicorn in disguise.

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    1. Thank you Susie. :) Yes, many people seem to feel the difference in this time of year. It always fascinates me.

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  8. Your painting is magical, as always... I love how enchanting it looks on a piece of wood! :)

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