Haiku My Heart
July 6, 2012
Haiku My Heart already! Must be Friday. I look forward to the blog today as friends meet and share their photos, their stories and their Haiku. All of this and more can be found at Rebecca’s recuerda mi corazon. May I also mention that This Link will show and tell you how you can win a beautiful piece of artwork for your very own simply by making a small donation to help others. Enjoy the day.
God remains alive
In the shadow of Mary
Words painted on wood
Strikingly beautiful art
Patterns to gaze at
Last week, I wrote Haiku about a gift I received in the mail from a blogger friend. A beautiful hand made book. This week, I will do the same. Two more Haiku for two more gifts.
One was a piece that was to be given away as a contest. I entered and was notified that I won. I received the small painting on wood block in the mail. The artist is Lisa DiNunzio and she posts on her blog, Priti Studio. As Lisa explains on her side bar, “Priti is a Sanscrit word meaning satisfaction from creating beauty and joy.”
I don’t remember where and how I met Lisa, but it was on the blogs. She posted her last name and it is pure Italian. That endured me to her immediately because of our shared Italian heritage. Besides, she is pretty, or priti, beautiful in fact, and so is her art.
The faces come alive. I see expressions of all kinds when I look into the eyes. I especially love her Frida Kahlo interpretations as well as her devotion to Mary.
I have a Mary collection in my home. I love the way different artists depict the Blessed Virgin and started collection images, mostly of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Priti studio announced a contest to do something like enter a comment and have the possibility of your name being drawn to win this smart little, about 4” X 7” Mary, painted on a wooden block. I won.
I’ve added this portrait to my Los Dias de Los Muertos, The Days of the Dead, permanent altar because of the skeleton in the upper left corner of the piece. I used the words printed on the painting as part of my Haiku. It seemed natural when I counted the syllables.
|Our permanent Los Dias de Los Muertos altar at Spadoville|
This next piece is a simple gift sent to me by Cheryl Ford who pens the Cheryl’s Excellent Adventure blog. I don’t know a lot about Cheryl, but I know she loves photography and is quite good at capturing images as well as collage art and painting. She is very active in her community art circles and promotes art in the Pacific Northwest where she resides. Her enthusiasm and wonderful smile show through all of her creations.
Cheryl had a series of paintings she showcased some time ago. She explained what the abstract random lines might be as “A bridge over troubled waters.” I saw something totally different and told her about my interpretation of Pirate ship masts with skeletons, swords and ghostly images.
What drew me to the paintings at first were the color combinations as I love the use of yellows and golds with red. I honestly love the series from her blog and I am trying to purchase it.
In the meantime, Cheryl painted a smaller canvas and sent it to me as a gift. I love the patterns. I love the colors. Earlier in our lives, Cheryl and I traded art. I think it was last year when I made her a small Dream Catcher and she sent me some art cards that I had admired. I sincerely appreciate this gift from my friend.
Each of these artists have an Etsy shop. Peruse their blog posts to see more of their artwork, then go to their shop and check out the offerings.
Priti Lisa’s is Priti Studio Etsy Shop
Or, there is a link to Priti Art For Sale right on her blog just below the header.
I thank Lisa for sending this to me and for being a friend in Blogland.
Here is Cheryl’s Etsy Shop.
I sincerely thank Cheryl for thinking of me and sending me this original piece of her artwork.
I’ll leave you with one more haiku today. This sums up the feelings I get from giving and receiving not only the artwork, but the words spoken to each other through the blog world postings.
Gifts, from near and far
Soothing the savage heartbeat
Knowing we are loved
Peace to all