Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Rosehip Spell

The little white maiden had been hidden in the dark for many months. Sometimes when she stirred she heard echoes of laughter and warmth stretched down to her roots in the dark where she lay asleep. It wasn't her turn to reach for the sky, not when the dog roses were out. She had to wait. She had to wait until the earthworms pulled the old leaves down, and the ground turned cold. She had to wait until the hedgehog was deep in sleep and the darkness lingered. She had to wait until the freezing  rain, ice and snow covered the land. Then it was her time.
    ~Karen Davis 2014
The snowdrop, so perfect and so wonderful to see at winters end. These are in my garden, but I've been noticing them all over lately and even some celandine peeping their yellow smiley faces out early too.
The rain has continued to fall and we still haven't had any really cold icy weather. My heart goes out to all the poor souls who have been flooded and especially Somerset. It looks as if the isle of Avalon has returned, maybe King Arthur will too, we could certainly do with his help.
I finished another heart painting. I felt the need to do a fox as I didn't want him to be left out. ;)
It's titled 'The Rosehip Spell '  Prints will be available in my shop shortly. I will probably be adding the original too, although at the moment it has to stay and have some 'me' time  for a while to absorb some 'love' Does that sound odd to you? How do other artists feel when they sell an original work It's strange as some work I feel more attached to when it comes to letting go. I suppose it is because it is a little bit of yourself, an extension of your feelings and soul.
Over on my facebook page I'm having a valentine giveaway, so  if you would like to win a copy of this print do pop across and comment. Please hurry though as it's only a 24 hour one.

I will leave you with this lovely new song by Emily Portman. I just love the video, I used to have the very same shepherd, lambs and sheep in my farm animal collection as a child!

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful painting of the fox, lady and love.

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  2. Ah yes, sometimes if people want to buy my jewellery and I am not ready to let go, I almost tell them not to buy it. x

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    1. Haha... yes it is difficult sometimes.It always helps though if you know the buyer really loves it. :) x

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  3. I totally understand the "me" time for it to absorb the love. Art comes the very core of us..it is a piece of our heart and soul we send away.

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    1. I am a probably a little batty as sometimes I speak to my pieces as I pack them up saying things such as "You are off to your new home now and have to fly across the ocean" etc etc. :)

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    2. I talk to my pieces all the time...when I am painting an old wooden object, I feel like I am dressing it in its true nature and I feel it quivering with excitement at being Seen for the first time. We share that for a while, and then another takes the piece into his or her heart and wants to live as its companion. Art is Alive, art is life.

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  4. Such a heartfelt image, I wouldn't want to part with it either! Many thanks - I love it. X

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    1. Thanks... I'm glad that you like it Marigold Fairweather. x

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  5. Lovely post, picture and music

    Maura

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  6. I have 2 wooden hangings of yours that I treasure and I certainly wouldn't want to pack them off to send to someone else! ;) This new one is really special, maybe you could keep it. :)
    Thankyou for sharing the song and video, it's really beautiful.
    Jess xx

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  7. Dear Karen...I smiled at the beauty of your Snow drop poem and read it not once but five times in my head...~ Last evening I watched with my daughter,' Miss Potter' ,the beautiful movie, which was filmed quite near to me .......In the Lake district of course....Beatrice spoke to Peter rabbit and Benjamin bunny and indeed Jeremy Fisher....I rest my case when I see people with the greatest creativity......and you are one........I'm going back to listen to the haunting song you've so kindly put on here for today......Thank you for this beautiful post......
    Twinkles and hugs ***********
    Maria x

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  8. I love your words about "the little white maiden" Karen, conjures such images, our wood here is filled with them more than ever this year. I so understand your need to give your paintings "me" time, I find it quite hard to part with some of mine & they do sit a while in the studio, they feel like old friends & definitely a part of me .

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  9. The snow is melting here and today I saw snowdrops in the yard of a house! I hope the severe cold won't come back, while noticing how quickly we are getting used to the sun warmth...
    The sight of so many snowdrops is so beautiful!
    I like the special atmosphere of your new dreamy heart, especially the background that is calling to step behind the bush.:)
    I have always wondered how do the artists separate with their beloved art pieces?! It must be painful sometimes...

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  10. I LOVE your foxes. And this was such a magical post. Loved the video. Thank You.

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