7.17.2007

After the Story


5 x 7 on watercolor paper

This is Maria and we see her here after the story, just after the snow has begun it's tap tapping against the window panes, though long after she has lost all in the world there is to lose and still be standing upright.
Maria watches the snow as it falls, imagines it landing softly on the graves of those she still calls for sometimes in the night.
That was so long ago, she thinks, wondering how it could be true. How could time pass so quickly? "Time is a thief," she whispers aloud. Her hand moves to her heart, expecting the pain but for the first time it is not there. For a reason she does not yet understand her mind shows her an image of the room at the top of the stairs. The one with the door always locked. The one with the walls of the deepest blue, the one waiting to be filled. The one so much like her heart.


I want to thank you for your comments on my last two posts. I was just so happy to read them and please know that they are appreciated. I am going to try to reply to each one as I get a chance. There have been a lot of ups and downs here at home lately---ups mostly here at our house but some really not so good things happening with other close family members. Tonight I am filled with worry for two little hearts.
I hope all is well where you are.
Blessings,

23 comments:

She Who Flies said...

This is another beautiful collage from you. I particularly love the dress!!

Sending love and prayers to your family members in need of comfort...

gilfling said...

Oh I do love this collage and in particular the relation to the story told. the colours and textures are beautiful.

Thinking of you and your family and those two little hearts.

Cre8Tiva said...

warm thoughts for you and your family are on the way...take care of yourself...you don't need to worry about responding to me...blessings, rebecca

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Beautiful work, as always!! And the stories are just as wonderful!!
Michelle

elsewhen said...

Oh, Tricia, I love this!!!

Brandie said...

Stunning Art as usual girl!
When I look at this piece, I think of the reactions I get when people look at my art at the festival... You would receive the same heartfelt reactions... I would really like to see you get a booth!
I hope your worries come to an end, I will be thinking of you.

:)
Brandie

Sharon said...

This is so very beautiful. I like the dimention you gave.

Jo Wholohan said...

Ohhh Tricia you are so amazing!! I love her, she is beautiful, your detail in the building is fantastic :))

MNScrapbookmom said...

Beautiful words for such a beautiful lady. I am so in love with your work. It touched my soul...
Your family is in my thoughts. Take Care of yourself so you can be strong for others. :) ¥

Lana said...

"hauntingly beautiful" came to mind when I saw this. i love it!

lana

Jamie said...

Oh Tricia this is wonderful and the story with it is so touching and compelling. I want to hear more! I posted your wonderful art on my blog yesterday. Thank you. Love, Jamie

Jamie said...

Also wanted to add that I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Jamie

Brandie said...

Hey,

I was wondering what kind of pencil you use when you draw on top of photo's and what you use to color your photo's in.... AND... how did you do your background on this one???

You are an inspiration to me...

annie said...

tricia...your work is wonderful...but, your words that tell the story...very moving! this is a stunning piece of work...love the colors...or should i say the lack of.

Barbara said...

Beautiful! I love your artwork!

art-creations said...

What a beautiful collage. You and your work is amazing

Judy said...

Yet another beauty - the lace just finishes it off so well. Keep them coming, I adore this story. The way you put everything together is just awesome.
Thinking of you - hope all is ok with your family {{hugs}}.

Tootie said...

This is absolutely wonderful! The lace is a beautiful touch....

Hélène Deroubaix said...

not easy to be a blog star isn t it ahah;) kidding
because I know sometimes we want comments to connect and share with others interact and then when we get too much it s not easy to deal with;)

I hope your family members are fine!
You seem to love that woman, she is your recurrent muse in your art isn t she!
I love connection with vintage persons that way as if there was a link with us, a secret magical understanding,they talk to us, they are inspiration!
beautiful art!

blessed be!

sharon (glitterangel) said...

She's absolutely beautiful, fantastic work!

Jennifer Conway said...

Super fantastic!

Susan Tuttle said...

Wow--you are taking my breath away. You are creating such moving, beautiful artwork!

Gorgeous!!

Susan
xox

red tin heart said...

This little story touched my heart deeply. Sincerely, Nita

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