Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Art Journal Day 13-Orange!

Last night, as I was sleeping
by Antonio Machado

Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt -- marvelous error!—
that a spring was breaking
out in my heart.
I said: Along which secret aqueduct,
Oh water, are you coming to me,
water of a new life
that I have never drunk?

Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt -- marvelous error!—
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.

Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt -- marvelous error!—
that a fiery sun was giving
light inside my heart.
It was fiery because I felt
warmth as from a hearth,
and sun because it gave light
and brought tears to my eyes.

Last night, as I slept,
I dreamt -- marvelous error!—
that it was God I had
here inside my heart.

Such a beautiful poem. Marvelous error! So many beautiful images painted with words. A spring breaking out in my heart. The golden bees making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures. The fiery sun giving light inside my heart. God here inside my heart.
Another very quick page. Acrylic paint and gesso scraped onto a journal page with a plastic card.
The poem with written with a gel pen and a sharpie marker. bing-bada-boom no obsessing no fretting no igottadothisperfect. Work quickly and don't think about it--just get something on that page and see where it leads you.......

6 comments:

Gwen said...

i love this! the poem really speaks to me, also. i love the quick and raw look of your page. i am enjoying following your work. i started again in my journal yesterday, and will post later today.

joanne said...

i really like the poetry you choose to go with your pages...your choices speak so much of your heart...and i also love the way you suggest working quickly...because this to me is to bypass what the head wants to tell me about what to do...don't let the head have a chance to dictate...just keep being moved by the heart's flow...

Tina said...

This page is wonderful! The balance is perfect. I love the poem. Who is the author?

Regina said...

I LOVE this page! Your imagery reminds me of some of my own work that I like. And this poem is wonderful. So glad I found your blog thru Misty's challenge.

blendedcolors said...

that is a wonderfull poem... great page!

nelda ream said...

That quick "getting something on the page" led you to something wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us.