Thursday, April 12, 2012

Just living is not enough...

It's Friday, which means I'm partying with the Paint Party Friday folks. This fun weekly party is hosted by Eva and Kristin. Please take a look at what the various artists have created this week. 
Also on Friday, Rebecca hosts Haiku my Heart. I urge you to visit to experience the wonderful haiku submitted by folks around the world. 

For Haiku my Heart : 

Painful memories.
Knowing we must work through them
 as healing begins. 

This haiku relates to a family member dealing with issues from the past. It hurts to see how such memories affect our loved one. We so wish the process of working through them was a faster one.


With such heavy thoughts on my mind this week, my art turned to spring colors. I tend to work with bright joyful things when I'm feeling a bit worried. I played with a few ideas, and ended up with this mixed media collage painting. It measures 4 x 4 x 3/4 inches, and includes my favorite natural beeswax.  Just the smell of warm beeswax perks me up! And I love this quote!

This piece is available in my Etsy shop.  


Remember to check out what the other  Paint Party Friday artists, and Haiku my Heart writers have created this week! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

40 comments:

Gloria said...

Hi Helen. How are you doing? Sorry I couldn't make your Haiku this week, next week though for sure. Love your piece, excellent work. Yes, sunshine, freedom and a little flower go a long way in soothing the soul. Happy Paint Friday Helen and I'm so glad you are part of the team now. Great work. Happy PPF and have a great weekend.

rebecca said...

just living is not enough....
beautiful quote i have never read before, thank you for perfect wisdom and for being here.

peggy gatto said...

Extraordinary!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

The painting is just lovely and very spring like... and the quote really suits it...xx

Cheryl said...

I love your haiku and your new beeswax painting. The words on the canvas are a nice touch.

Annie said...

The only way to new happy - get through the sorrow. What a universal emotion. We can all relate.

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful creation, that is such a fab flower. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Sunshineshelle said...

This is lovely especially love the bee (& use of bees wax) :) Colours are glorious! Happy PPF!

Sunshineshelle said...

This is lovely especially love the bee (& use of bees wax) :) Colours are glorious! Happy PPF!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

beautiful painting!

NatashaMay said...

Fantastic piece and a beautiful haiku. Hope all will work out in your family soon. :)

Libby Rodriguez said...

Love your thoughtful haiku...sorry about the underlying problem but it sounds like it is being addressed. Great picture!

Giggles said...

This is a beautiful piece! Love the color and quote! Very well done!

Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

GrandmaK said...

Hoping that the stress and worry you have experiencing will be released and replaced by the comforting aroma of your beeswax. God Bless!! Cathy

Nordljus said...

Gorgeous peony, and great haiku and quote! Happy PPF!

carlarey said...

Beautiful painting and lovely quote. Yes, this would make a person feel better about nearly any situation.

Sue said...

What a sweet little canvas...I bet it is very textural too.
Your Haiku is very moving...wishes and thoughts coming your way!
xx

laurie said...

wow, just amazing!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely haiku ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Marit said...

Oh yes, painting helps in times of worrying, I love the bright flower and your haiku is comforting.

Spadoman said...

I sense that good positive vibes flow to the loved one struggling with problems through your art work and your heart. Your haiku says it is so.

Peace

Gloria said...

Hi, I like to click on everyone's artwork to enlarge so I can really see it well. This is beautiful. How is encaustic done? Do you add paint to the wax or paint the picture and incase it in wax?

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Painting is beautiful and happy ~ feel better ~ lots of healing hugs to you ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

anthonynorth said...

It's a hard road, but worthwhile.

Pointy Pix said...

What a beautiful sentiment and a gorgeous piece of art. I love the script on this - do you hand write it?

Anne said...

Lovely collage, love that quote! Beautiful, thoughtful haiku! Happy PPF!

priti.lisa said...

Art heals!
This is such a pretty piece.
And your haiku...so true.
♥♥♥

Carola Bartz said...

Helen, your peony painting is very beautiful (I have a peony in my garden that is flowering right now in exactly the way you have painted). The quote is one of my favorite ones, and as Gloria said, it goes a long way! Your haiku speaks to me as well, and I'm sorry that you have to worry about a family member. I hope that s/he will feel better and stronger soon.

Catherine... said...

Beautiful work...I love the colours and peonies are some of my favourite flowers... :)

Alicia C said...

such a gorgeous large flower!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful artwork and haiku.
And sending positive thoughts to your hurting family member.
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Anne said...

Lovely painting!

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

Beautiful work!

Ginny said...

Your work is beautiful.

Diana Evans said...

I love this new piece you created!!!! it is gorgeous and I have a special place in my heart for bees!!!! and flowers....

Kim Campbell Radder said...

It's beautiful, Helen. One of my favorites of all I've seen of your work. May the healing continue...

soulbrush said...

I love this lots too. I enjoy working with beeswax, but after a while I start to feel nauseous. But I certainly agree with priti above- art does heal. Hugs from London.

Petrea said...

Ah the healing power of art!

Ayala Art said...

Very sweet and bright piece! Happy PPF

KAT said...

yes so true and I adore the beautiful flower. I need a bit heart healing today had a bit of a disappointing day yesterday and I hope to get through it all with the help of visiting some of my artsy uplifting friends

- KAT -

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