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Poetry & Paint

Hello there and Happy Friday! Goodness! It's been so crazy around here! My ArtWorthy retreat is in just under two weeks, I'm in production on my new class , I spruced up the blog (it needed it) and well...I just got back from Mexico! I can't complain though because - truly it's all GOOD. Good crazy is just fine...right? I can deal with good crazy. ;)

I will be sharing pics from Mexico soon but I wanted to share some new work that I completed recently. These paintings kinda came of the blue for me...along with the words that followed. It always surprises and astounds me how much of our subconscious can emerge when creating art.

What Remains

This piece was inspired by the photography of Errikos Andreou. I just loved the pose. It spoke volumes to me. I used a mixture of charcoal, liquid pencil, acrylic paint and gesso to create this.

While trying to name this piece a poem came to me...

I hold the strands of my life. Ribbons of light, bone, blood. Memory. The tide has come in. Washed it all away. I am left with what remains.

It was both thrilling and a tad alarming to have these words spill from my pen onto the page. I am still slightly  unsure where these emotions came from...

Immediately after that one I created this piece -

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Again words accompanied the painting...

Clinging to the shore a tether to my heart. At once, I am engulfed beneath the waters. Silent. Reborn.

A third piece is in the works. I feel like a series has begun here for me - a new and exciting adventure.

Have you had poetry emerge with your art? I would love to hear about your experiences.

Have a beautiful and creative Saturday.

xo,

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Gorgeous Nature Photography by Georgianna Lane

Hi friends...hope your Monday is going well. It's bright and sunny here, after a weekend of rain. The trees look so lovely with the morning sunshine on their leaves. So as you can probably tell...I am still completely enamored with Fall and when I came across these dreamy visions by Seattle photographer, Georgianna Lane, I knew I had to share them with you...

Aren't they gorgeous? She does a whole series entitled "The Poetry of Trees". I think I may have to collect them all...

Please go wander through her Etsy store. It's a true delight. She also authors a lovely blog...here.

Hope these images brought some beauty to your day.

xo,

p.s. If you missed our trip to Greece on Friday...check it out here.

All images via Georgianna Lane

In love with Swallows

Since swallows are featured in my logo I thought I'd do a post dedicated to them. They are symbols of good fortune, loyalty and freedom.

1. Malleni 2. Sauriamami 3. Heliiheartbreaker

Found this beautiful little poem...

I love my hour of wind and light, I love men's faces and their eyes, I love my spirit's veering flight Like swallows under evening skies.

- Sara Teasdale

xo,

Ivy

Mosaic Images:1. Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), 2. Barn Swallow Takeoff Reifel Bird Sanctuary BC 30Jul2009, 3. swallows on wood shadows ldr, 4. Baby Swallows, 5. Tree Swallow/Tachycineta bicolor, 6. Tree Swallow Paradise, 7. 2 birds in a tree, 8. Baby Tree Swallow, 9. Baby Barn Swallows, 10. Barn Swallow in winter, 11. Tree swallow, 12. Barn Swallow, 13. Tree Swallows on Goose Lake Prairie