Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dancing with light

It amazes me the way a heart can take the worst losses and still survive. This week marked a sad anniversary, and we worked hard to make it a day of happy memories.

Joyful expression
Swirling flowing bright colors
Dancing with the light

Dancing with Light
I want to create a "dancing with light" image that I see in my head. This watercolor sketch from my journal is a start. (The yellow in the photo did not come through well at all, it is more intense.) I plan to rework this more intuitively (and larger) to see if I can get the flow more as I see it. 

Two hearts
Another page from my journal this past week... two hearts. 


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Sharing with Clytie at Guest Heart Thursday

Joining with Rebecca at Haiku my Heart.

And also joining in with Paint Party Friday, a fun weekly event held by Kristin and Eva. 


45 comments:

Clytie said...

Oh sweetie ... it is sometimes so hard to dance with light when what we really want to do is wallow in sadness. Thank you so much for such a vivid and beautiful reminder that we can survive horrible loss and still not only survive ... but use our pain and grief to bring light and joy. And heart.

Bless you, dear heart-friend! I will dance with the light today.

Laura said...

dance with the light and allow yourself solace in the shadows too.

Gloria said...

Bless your heart Helen. We do survive somehow, because we have to. We all have pain of sorts and some more intense than other and we all know that. I love your light and that art is helping you get through the day. ::hugs::

Jenn Girl said...

Love "Dancing with light" Powerful piece!

Jenn said...

Your dancing with light watercolor is sooo beautiful and touching!! Hugs to you!!

Ayala Art said...

Yeah, the heart can take it, for better or worse... and the mind gets a little numb. We can survive, and sometimes even thrive. I wish you many dances with light.
Very nice image.

Heather said...

We survive and we are stronger because of it!!! I love your Yellow piece so much. I love the subtle shadows. Beautiful!

Catherine Denton said...

Looks like a beautiful celebration of life. I'm sorry for your loss.
Catherine Denton

Debbie said...

Such a beautiful sentiment, and lovely result. I think you made a great choice to do this painting as you went through a difficult time.

Lynn said...

Wishing you feelings of peace, harmony, balance and love whilst you experience your loss and memories.

HPPF too.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the monochromatic look.
Rinda

Cheryl said...

I really love your ATC "Dancing with light". soft. gentle.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

lovely work and sorry that they have come from a place of loss... hope this week is filled with wonderful things...xx

anthonynorth said...

Great words for a lovely pic.

Giggles said...

Sadly we can endure so much grief. Your beautiful yellow painting would bring so much joy to a larger canvas!!Wishing you love and light during this time!!


Hugs Giggles

Pointy Pix said...

Sorry to hear about the anniversary but its good that you worked through it with your creativity. I love the dancing with the light painting - there is something so ethereal and uplifting about it.

Anne said...

Beautiful golden painting, super evocative and soulful!

Netty said...

Loving your dancing in the light. Am sorry to hear of your loss. Happy PPF, Annette x

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

As you continue dancing with the light, you'll get it just right!

Raven Has One Wish

Nordljus said...

How beautiful! It looks so positive and full of joy. Sorry to hear that it's a sad week for you.

La Abela said...

Dance with light, a dynamic work, follow your momentum you will get what your have in your head, sure. Saludos

Ginny said...

Dancing with the light is such a powerful piece of work. Thank you for creating and sharing it with us.

carlarey said...

I love this painting, any your determination to turn a sad occasion into a celebration is inspiring.

Molly said...

Beautiful art has come out of your survival. You are a strong woman. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing your creations.

rebecca said...

so glad you have chosen to embrace the light.

NatashaMay said...

Love the sun shining yellow piece.:)And heart look fantastic!

Stephanie said...

These anniversaries are so very hard, happy that you are dancing in the light.

Carola Bartz said...

Yes, the heart can take a lot - but the scars are there.
Art is a great helper, and I am glad that you turned to it and created "Dancing with light".
Sending you a hug.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely dancing with the light painting and haiku ~ i can feel myself dancing ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Yvonne said...

Love Dancing with light...simple yet with lots of passion. That's what makes art wonderful!

mx said...

I hear you ache and see your reach for healing and joy. Beautifully expressed. Thank you for sharing what is tender.

kristin maynes said...

Oh dear, I'm sorry about your sad anniversary. Your work is lovely!

Elizabeth said...

Whee! Love it! I like the haiku too. :)

Petrea said...

Love your site! So glad I came across it through PPF. Your dancing with the light painting is so expressive.

Rachel said...

Sorry for your sadness and loss may you find happy memories dancing in the light! This was beautiful and touching.

Lenora said...

joyous movement, golden glow..we wish you peace..

Fallingladies said...

Dancing with light is full of joy and spirit... A great way to remember the good things! I love yellow but hardly ever use it in my art alone ... Inpiring?,

Fallingladies said...

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Caitlyn (ladyphlogiston) said...

Oh, delicious! I don't often do figures but with this is so cool I might be inspired to try

Scarlett Clay said...

The concept is peaceful and the yellow gives it a spiritual quality... I'm headed for unavoidable loss so I'm particularly moved by your post. Blessings, Scarlett

soulbrush said...

Love that 'dancing in the light'...it is etheral and reminds us that there is always light round the darkest corner. Thinking of you.

WrightStuff said...

Best wishes to you and yours. I am glad that your art is helping you through the pain.

Marit said...

I love the yellow painting, the figure seems to float or fly and yes, dances... great piece!

pauline said...

Dancing with Light is really captivating... sorry to hear you've had to suffer such deep losses. Your painting (and drawings) have a very positive energy about them. You must be doing something right. xoxo

teri said...

I was drawn to the light in this post. What a wonderful image. And then two perfect hearts. Sending thoughts as you walk with your sadness.

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