7.12.2007

Inspire Me Thursday----Seven




"Seven white butterflies


Delicate


In a hurry


Look how they bang the pages


of their wings as they fly."----Mary Oliver


Done on watercolor paper. I had been playing around with adding Liquitex's natural sand texture gel as a base. It left a really cool surface but probably not the easiest for me to paint on.

Her name is Mother Moon and she is the keeper of the seven butterflies, the seven blessings. Each night she releases them into the world where they fly to those in need of a bit of help. As she sets them free she prays that they make it safely to their destination, she prays for those waiting, dreaming in their beds for a sign, a shimmer of hope.


20 comments:

Laura Scarlett said...

I love this Tricia. Its very serene and beautiful.
Laura

Cheryl said...

Tricia, this is lovely.

Holly Stinnett said...

A truly stunning piece... the whites... the layers... the sentiment... love this to bits!

Holly
Venice, CA

Pilar said...

This is really quite lovely. I love your use of white in this piece and your incorperation of 7. Nicely done!

Jeanne said...

Tricia, another beautiful piece. And I enjoy reading the stories that go along with your artwork. It makes the work even more special.

R2artstudio said...

Soft and beautiful. And I love your art tells a story!

paige said...

such a wonderful piece tricia!

Judy said...

Stunning piece as always and I really like the story line with it - magnificent.

Jo Wholohan said...

So beautiful Tricia, im completely blown away by your drawing talent, love the butterflies, your lady is beautiful, peaceful

elsewhen said...

Now, that is cool...very much dig the story. I see a children's book in your future. Hmm, do I always put this kind of pressure on you?

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

Mary Oliver, just my f a v o r i t e! and your artwork and story blend beautifully. Stunning.
~ Rella

Crafty Green Poet said...

this is so beautiful! I love the butterflies made out of scraps of text!

Susan Tuttle said...

I love, love, love this!!!! You are on such a creative roll!!!

Susan
xo

She Who Flies said...

I'm so taken by this little beauty! Well done!

MNScrapbookmom said...

Tricia, I love this piece. It's my favorite. She is so lovely. ¥

audrey h. said...

I am always amazed at your paintings. this one is breathtaking.

Tammigirl said...

Wow Tricia, I love Mother Moon.

Pattie Mosca said...

Don't know how I missed this...BUT WOW...it is stunning!

Hélène Deroubaix said...

Oh Tricia this is so amazing!! you are so inspiring!
you must be so proud of your work!
wow wow wow
congratulations***

red tin heart said...

How truly beautiful. You have a rare gift. Nita

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