Friday, April 26, 2013


acrylic on bristol 

there is no balance

when you look to the outside

find it from within

my regular walking friend had to work out of town this morning.
instead of walking along the beach as i normally do with her,
 i decided to walk in the neighborhood. i walked without a camera,
without a phone, without a friend to talk to.
just me and my longing eyes. i felt the world open up.
 there were mottled leaves decorating the ground, creatures within the cracks in the
concrete, pods that look like fairy seats, downey feathers, a heart shaped leaf and
a  peacock not more than a foot away from me.  i must have looked
safe because he sauntered but did not run away. i picked up a few mementos
as inspiration for sketches but mostly i take with me
a reminder of the quite that resides within and
how simple acts can bring us back to our center

wishing you a lovely spring weekend


linking today with haiku my heart and  paint party friday


  1. Wonderful artwork and poignant advice!
    Have a lovely spring weekend, too!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  2. Beautiful, expressive piece. The words you chose to go with it are quite thought provoking. I'm glad you had such a wonderful walk, on occasion I like to take walks to clear my mind...

  3. I love the painting! I admire how well such different colors and strokes make for such eye candy.

  4. Love all the layers of color and texture! HPPF!

  5. A lot to contemplate, being mindful is not easy in our busy lives, you have created a vibrant space of creative energy!

  6. Walking is spiritual practice. I enjoy walking with others but find inspiration walking alone.

  7. Hello, oh so many beautiful colors here! Yes I see we are on the same wave lengths.
    It sounds like you enjoyed your walk to the full. It's so good to be in the present moment with your full being and enjoy all the simple little things, there is so much to enjoy! Have a great week-end!

  8. Really a charming composition, I like the color and the faces!

  9. Awesome, peaceful thoughts during your walk!

  10. Thank you for taking me on your wonderful walk! Beautiful post and haiku!Tsunami

  11. lovely artwork, I love the way you used the white paint. It's funny how peaceful a walk can be with no distractions.

  12. I feel like I have been transported into another world when I look at your work. I love the colorfulness of your art.

  13. What a beautiful post...everything! The artwork, the haiku, the thoughts...and a peacock??? Wow! ♥♥

  14. Lovely work, mysterious and beautiful and somehow very original! <3

  15. Love this painting, and the inspiring quote!

  16. Quite a lovely painting and I can see how it resonates your solitary walk. The vibrant colours - the peacock the lonely girl.
    Many thoughts are raised through this work, gorgeous piece! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Gorgeous artwork - the colours are so vibrant and the quote is perfect. I love your post - you describe your solitary walk so beautifully. Sometimes it's lovely to walk without any of the gadgets of modern life, using only your memory to record the things you see.

  18. Gorgeous and inspiring painting and words!

    Hugs Giggles

  19. Your art work is so gorgeous and love the mix of colors!! Very vibrant and the haiku so soothing and hushed!!A silent kind of music and color!!

  20. What a beautiful mix of colours. Lovely work.

  21. dear sweet you,
    i find such peace and bright awakening with you. such a gift you have for taking us in an revealing your heart so clearly.

  22. what a lovely day you had irene. Your painting resonates a peaceful being connected to one's center