Friday, August 14, 2009

Quotes Poems Love


Once again the Melange Team had me fossicking among older art works of mine for this week's challenge - an artwork incorporating a quote. Featuring Frida Kahlo and a quote from her - Feet, why do I need them if I have wings to fly, this is a real 'mixed media' piece using inks, watercolors, acrylics, and paper tole.

And this poem I had to share. I think Frida would have liked it too. Love after Love by Derek Walcott discovered via Maureen’s blog, Sanctuaries, Dreams and Shadows.

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

featuring photographs from Krista Gabbard, Meytav, Itzemill, Feast of Fun, Woordenaar, Angry Lambie1, White Sleeve, Margarita Spain, J Macias, Miss Estrada, Mad House, Slyderma.


Rose said...

Such a lovely painting, i love the pink/white background.
The poem is lovely and that slide show is a great accompaniment.


Jetta's Nest said...

Gee, you're good! Love your artwork!!

I've got a favourite love poem quote....I memorised Percy Bysshe Shelley's Loves Philosophy when I was 14 and my favourite bit is this..

'what is all this sweet work worth if thou kiss not me?'

Have a good weekend :)

AlpHa Buttonpusher said...

This is beautiful!


wonderful, wonderful piece...and the quote is perfect !!!

Renee said...

Fantastic of course.

Love Renee xoxo

Jo Bradford said...

I am a huge Frida fan - (in fact as I write this I am sittingon my Frida cushion)and also like to blog poetry myself whenever possible - so todays post makes me very happy - thanks!!

Kate8085 said...

Fabulous Frida piece.
Love the slide show, what an interesting mixture
of people and some of those you absolutely cannot tell there is a mirror. Fantastic.

LW said...

Fantastic painting…
And the poem holds such truth…

I have stopped by your blog a few times this week and each time
I have gone back to read some of your older post.
Happily, I followed your links to new blog worlds or on line stores.
You truly have a beautiful blog in heart and soul.

Thank you,

LindaGJ said...

What an awesome, beautiful piece & meaning!!! The poem really hit home as well!
Linda :)

FrenchBlue said...


Sam said...

Is that your work Chrisy? It's super gorgeous - I'm a big Frida fan and really loved that massive biography about her that came out a couple of years ago (maybe more than fifteen years ago now actually). I love the way you post poetry - it really is a superb way to get atmosphere and meaning across -= so elegant! P.S. Thank you for those links to the floral rings!! They are very good aren't hey? ...and very affordable!!...hmmm... I may have to direct my partner's eyes towards the computer when I'm accidentally looking at them!! Have a lovely weekend Chisy!!

Julianne said...

Another gorgeous piece (but then your stuff always is!)

Did you make the coral as well?

ArtSnark said...

just wonderful!

Tinniegirl said...

Your work is so beautiful. I love it. The poem is pretty special too.

DELiciousDesignz said...

Fabulous Chrisy - I really love that poem - thanks for sharing it.
Your mixed media work is really lovely too .

Gabbi said...

Such gorgeous artwork and what a beautiful message! So important to really appreciate and love oneself... the slideshow is perfect too. I need to take a photo of me kissing my own reflection now. :)

Chrisy said...

It's just soooo very lovely to have you all stop by and say hello! Yes Sam it's my work...I can't draw freehand for nuts but can copy if I'm looking at an image...and the coral yes Julianne it was an experiment with french knitting and red coral...and JN...Shelley's poetry oh yes...there's something about the rhythm of it that makes it easy to fav is The Cloud....must go look at Love's Philisophy...and all you blogs!

Hey Harriet said...

That's a beautiful piece of yours Chrisy, and a great quote by Frida Kahlo. Interesting poem! I think I need to read it takes a while for me to 'get' poetry sometimes. Especially when it doesn't rhyme! (that was a joke bad poetry is always criticised by friends for not rhyming ;) What a fun slideshow too! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

Justine said...

Love the artwork and the poem is beautiful!

Maggi said...

That piece is wonderful! I love all of the mirror kissing too, lol.

Judy Goddard said...

Really groovy site! The Alice thing is striking as well as interesting.

You make me wish my blg was as cool as yours.

Curtis Collectables :) said...

Great post. I love the poem and the slide show the most.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Chrisy,

Thanks so much for commenting to me about the artist for the covered motorcycle..I've added her website and Etsy links on that post of mine so others can see the other lovely creative treasures that she has made.

Oh, and I love, love this poem!! Thanks so much for sharing it.

Have a grand day,

Jeanne said...

Zowie! What an awesome piece of art! Gotta love Frida. Anyone who can master a unibrow like that is da bomb!

Excellent poem too!


Dreamgirl said...

A great poem and a beautiful picture!

Just stopping by to wish you a very great weekend!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

From Alice to Marie and everything in between including Frida and lots of lovely kisses, you have left me shaking my head in pure amazement again at all of the lovely things you find in this world and your talent for sharing them. Just amazing. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!