Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Artist's Play Room #31 ~ Celestial ~ Stargazing...

This week is unfolding a bit differently than others, so I decided to use a painting of mine from early this year, one that has sort of never had a place until Now.

My son is down here this week with some friends and came over early this morning. He hadn't seen the Wee Cottage since shortly after I moved in, and I had a blast sharing and showing him my art. We only had a couple of hours, but WOW!!! was it ever the sweetest and most deLIGHTfull couple of hours.

I had framed 3 paintings for him, and then we were looking at some others and I pulled this one out and here was the story that fell out of my heart...

This is your brother. He's always up there, watching over us...



In fact it is a photo I had taken of a little boy I adore, and I'd been fooling around back in January with some transfers and...

And yet in that moment what I said was true. We lost a baby, a boy, BEfore Timmy. I actually made this painting 35 years AFTER the miscarriage.

Life is strange. Art imitates Life. There it is...


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11 comments:

geetlee said...

Hi Currie,
It is so tough to lose a child. With this piece of art you are making sure that the memory lives on. Beautiful work.
Hugs

Janet said...

*hugs* I find the moments when I am reminded of my stillborn daughter (28 years ago) are now often both precious and healing...before I even read your narrative I saw the picture and thought of her...this is beautiful Currie!

Danielle said...

This is beautiful!!!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Wow! Your image took my breath away. SO many of us have suffered such a loss and the thought of that lost child is never too far away. I adore this image very much. Thank you so much for sharing :0)

minnemie said...

This made me both ache and smile... it was 7 years ago for us, and the healing is still slow at times, but the fact that I do smile at your picture makes me resonate with Janet's comment above. Thanks for sharing!

VonnyK said...

How awful for you but such a beautiful way to keep his memory alive. The picture is so beautiful on it's own but much more powerful now I know its story.
Hugs, Von

Leovi said...

Excellent composition, I love. Saludos.

Ruth said...

Oh Currie, it's so true, and art heals us through it's expression. A lovely and touching work of art, I'm so glad you had some quality time with your boy this week ♥

Jennifer McLean said...

I agree witn Vonny, such a lovely way to remember a loss. Your art this week is lovely.

stefanie stark said...

What a beautiful, beautiful picture! A great expression for something it is so difficult to find words for but this picture gives it a spiritual significance. In fact a great work!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

That is such a lovely tribute though... and art does have a way of bringing all sorts of things out of us... wonderful image...xx