I know so much of The Wandering Armadillo shall be my own work, but from time to time I will be compelled to share brilliance stemming from the arts. A small token of my admiration.
I adore this artist’s work! It is almost how I see the world and why I travel so slowly. Senses overwhelmed by the magic of it all. Absorbing every detail, with the saturated colours exploding.
May your day be filled with blasts of colour, scents of nature and a smile for a stranger. Enjoy!
Australian painter, sculptor and print maker Marie Jönsson-Harrison is known globally for her colourful and energetic “Naïve” and “Outsider” Art. Outsider Art, writes Gloucestershire-based artist, lecturer and art therapist David Maclagan (as I have already mentioned): refers, in a very open-ended way, to extraordinary works created by people who are in some way on the margins of society, and […]
via Marie Jönsson-Harrison: Naïve and Outsider Art in Paintings, Prints and Sculptures — On Art and Aesthetics
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via Daily Prompt: Impression
The subtle impression of your fingerprints on a glass
Heat long gone
A quiet hiss
Your whisper heard as if an evening breeze cajoling leaves
a once familiar voice
The sting of your signature cologne on my neck
Grazed by calloused touch
Residue of you
I have the great fortune of living in the sky, many floors high. Gazing West.
Every evening I observe an ever changing, dynamic interplay of currents that toss and tickle the layers of clouds. Celestial exhalations like God’s soft breath create unique patterns. Another beautiful sky tonight. Be mindful of nature’s exquisite elements.
Consider the sky.
via Daily Prompt: Unmoored
I find myself in restless sea
It carries me
I shall brace myself
against the nauseating roll
My bow is beaten
Salted rocks taken their toll
The child that never came
sits in the room corner of my subconscious
Soot layers of maternal inclination coat the weathered chair
Stagnant air surrounds
with barren stillness
His curled fingers clutch at bare knees
from endless play lie at his feet
His calm stare has stopped asking ‘when’
My eyes once again downcast
Not this time
via Daily Prompt: Notorious
Oh notoriously noxious nettle
you nitrogen needing nuisance
nibbling at my navicular.
Trichome tendrils talus teasing
stinging my bare ankled pride.
Image credit: kallerna GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2)
Shall I undo all the memories of you?
As a magician might hypnotize an audience member.
Throw a dark cloak and obscure every moment,
every falsehood uttered
Then pull my white rabbit heart from a top hat.
Yes I would volunteer to stand centre stage,
Spotlight on my pain
Be sawed into halves, or infinite pieces
However long it takes
Numbed to the teeth rasping back and forth.
(Insert audience gasp)
Just to be free of you.
When an empath encounters a narcissist, the former could well do with a magician to erase the whole miserable encounter. No rabbits were harmed during this act.
Image courtesy of American Museum of Magic.