‘Rebirth’…

‘Shores’…Portugal…9″x12″ watercolour and oil pastels on watercolour paper…By Karen Lee…

I sat on the shores of Portugal last year…I had fear…

I drew this painting…

It’s how I felt…and how I dealt…

It may be perspectively incorrect…

But the love in it helped me connect…

The enthusiasm I felt, is there in the paint…

An all encompassing love that could make one feel faint…

I learned to sit…and stay in one place…

Long enough to enjoy and experience the space…

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‘Time Between’…

Looking at other people’s art is inspiring…
Looking at other people’s art is stimulating…
Looking at other people’s art is also intimidating…
I want to feel the inspiration…
Rather than the trepidation…
The latter hurts…
It is uncomfortable…
It just blurts…
I am not good enough…
I am wasting my time…
I cannot really paint…
I cannot really write…
And this is silly even if I make it rhyme…
STOP!…making art she says…
I cannot, I say…So…
All I can do…is just pray…
Stay and Play…that’s what all the books say…
But some days are just so hard…
And the words and pictures do not appear…
They are buried in my mind somewhere and are so not clear…
They’re just not here…
It is scary to think that my imagination has lost it’s zest…
How do I know it’s just at rest?
Wake up I say! Wake up! And…Again…
All I can do is pray…
So pray…I do…
Asking for enthusiasm and inspiration and peace…
Please I say…
Help me…
A sign from you…
Just a little something to move me forward…
I know if I do my little part…I could be on my way…
And here, I do not want to stay…
And again…I am told to just pray…
So this is my prayer…
Thank You…I say…
Sincerely,
For This Day…

Thanks to Kate for input on title…

Thanks to Corrine and her beautiful art for inspiration…

‘Rebirth’…12″x12″ canvas…9 squares of 4″x4″…can be moved and mixed up just like life…acrylic…mixed media…By Karen Lee…

9 each of 4"x4" canvas...acrylic...mixed media...

‘Back on the High Sea’s’…

‘Back on the High Sea’s’…in Portugal…9″x12″ on watercolour paper…watercolour and oil pastels…Karen Lee…

Thank you for my new hip…
It’s been quite a trip…
Now I can return to the high sea’s…
And I am loving this feeling of no plan B’s…
I have a new appreciation and zest for life…
Even if I should experience some strife…
Everything is so worthwhile…
And now I can go that extra mile…
So thanks again from the bottom of my heart…
And I will remember that ‘Life is Art’…