Friday, April 13, 2007

Back in the saddle...sort of

"Yellow Tree"

I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted. I decided I'd best get back in the saddle today and blog...something!

The above "Yellow Tree" is a painting I did a couple of days ago. I just had to sit myself down and splatter some paint around and this is what I came up with. Getting back to painting has helped with the grief...and I've been working on a little Abby mixed media piece that makes me feel good. Hopefully I can show you that soon.

My sweet brother sent me a wonderful book of poems by Emily Margaret Stuparyk. The title of the book is " When Only The Love Remains - The Pain of Pet Loss". The poems are beautiful and I would recommend it to anyone who has lost a pet. The following is one of them called "Everywhere" and it really makes me think of Abby. Following the poem is a digital piece I did of Abby several years ago. It's always been one of my is how I picture her now. Have a lovely weekend.


Not anywhere,
Yet everywhere,
An empty red throne,
Curled up and sweet.

A spot by the window,
Her ghost lays quietly,
At times, moves stealthily
Through the room,
Searching for me.

I look no longer;
She's in every animal
I love,
In every animal I see,
Every animal I touch.

Living the rest of my days,
Without her, seems forever;
Optimism lies on the wings
Of a dove,
To carry me safely home.

"My Angel"


Sandy T-S said...

I'm going to have to purchase that book. I love to read poems. And I just love the picture of Angel Abby. I wish I had one of Dallas. I see him as my angel now too! We miss him so much! Have a good weekend, Your Windy City Gang!

Garden Painter Art said...


How good it is to hear that you are painting again. I'm especially happy to know that you are working on a new Abby piece. I'm so looking forward to seeing it when it's done.

I will email you soon.

Garden Painter Art

Holly Stinnett said...

Your new piece is absolutely beautiful. And thank you for sharing the lovely poem (wasn't expecting to be crying with my coffee at 8:30 in the morning)... I woke up this morning missing my Chloe and can't believe she's been gone for over 2 months now. My heart will forever be filled with the love I had for the sweet doggie. Have a wonderful weekend.

Kate said...

It is good to see your latest work - I very much like it! The poem is beautiful and brought back memories of Hazel & made me give L. a hug too.)

The first thing that struck me when I saw Abby's angel pic is the happy grin on her face. What a beautiful angel she is!

And here's a hug for you!

Jill Beninato said...

Thanks for sharing the book of poetry...I will definately add it to my library...I love the digital portrait of Abby... what a sweet puppy angel!

Ro Bruhn said...

Great to see you're back painting again Linda, it's a lovely piece, Abby would be pleased, as I'm sure she's the beautiful angel you created in your digital art, hovering over you as you work.

Rebecca said...

I am glad to hear you are working again. The poem is lovely, I will look for that at amazon.

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Julie said...

These paintings are so beautiful. I love abstract paintings.