6.13.2007

Anna


OK....one more post before I hit the road. The trip was postponed a day due to a scheduling conflict my stepdaughter had. We are leaving first thing in the morning.
(click to see a better view---I had trouble getting a decent scan)
ANNA
She had grown up poor in the Appalachian mountains. Trapped and broken of spirit as a child, she was taught silence and obedience through fear. Yet always inside of her somehow a fire burned, even if at times it was only the tiniest spark. She was told that her imagination would only get her in trouble, that she couldn't "get above her raisings" and she shouldn't even try. Anna listened with her ears but not with her heart and it was in her heart that this spark smoldered and waited. There came a day when Anna was nineteen, a day she remembered later of cold mist and fog, that a small plain bird flew to her window and sang to her a song of freedom. Anna heard tales of places over the mountains, places she had not seen or ever thought could exist. The bird sang of the beauty of soaring swiftly on the wind. Anna viewed the bird as a sign of fortune and luck and in that deepest part of her heart she felt the spark growing larger and larger til it filled her up inside, til it filled her so full she knew the strings and wire that bound her were only that- Only strings that could be broken, wire that could be cut. Anna found a way to fly from all that was holding her down and she never forgot the bird in the window.
xoxo,

10 comments:

Mrs. Staggs said...

Your story is full of imagery Tricia. I like this artwork very much, and I am glad that Anna has found her voice.
Safe journey.

Tammigirl said...

Tricia, I LOVE your portrait. The hair color is beautiful and the red suits you. What a beauty!!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

It's nice to put a lovely face with your beautiful artwork! Have a safe trip.
Michelle

kathywas said...

This is an absolutely incredible piece! I love the effect of the wire wrapping around her body, and it illustrates your story beautifully.

Suzan said...

This piece, and the story are amazing!! She is beautiful alone, but the story just puts it in a dreamy context! These are inspiring!

I hope Somerset picks you for their green issue!! Good Luck, and have a safe trip!

Mieke said...

What a lovely story.....like it!!
Have a nice weekend Tricia!!

Amy Rozeboom said...

Tricia,
I love the stories you craft around all of your pieces and your work is sublime...you're definitely an inspiration.

Karin (creativechaos) said...

I love this Tricia! Beautiful...

Jamie said...

Ahhh, Tricia. I love her and your story. Good work sweetie! Your photo is beautiful and I love your hair:) Love, Jamie

purpurkaiser said...

Love your collage and the story is lovely.I like your artwork very much.

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