Thursday, September 20, 2007

New Work complete...Carp-tastic!

*New*
Untitled
24" x 36"
oils
Ready to hang
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Hello lovelies!
I have been busy this week...and I just finished this new work. I need to name it...any ideas?

Here's the quote that inspired the work;


Cry Out In Your Weakness
A dragon was pulling a bear into its terrible mouth.

A courageous man went and rescued the bear.
There are such helpers in the world,
who rush to save
anyone who cries out.


Like Mercy itself,they run toward the screaming.
And they can't be bought off.
If you were to ask one of those,
"Why did you come so quickly?"
he or she would say, "Because I heard
your helplessness."


Where lowland is,
that's where water goes.
All medicine wants
is pain to cure

And don't just ask for one mercy.
Let them flood in.
Let the sky open under your feet.
Take the cotton out of your ears,
the cotton
of consolations,
so you can hear
the sphere-music…

Accept your new good luck.
Give your weakness to one who helps.
Crying out loud
and weeping are great resources.
A nursing mother,
all she does
is wait to hear her child.

Just a little beginning-whimper
and she's there.

God created the child,
that is, your wanting
so that it may cry out,
so that milk might come.

Cry out!
Don't be stolid
and silent
with your pain.
Lament!
And let the milk
of loving flow into you.
The hard rain
and wind
are ways the cloud has
to take care of us.
Be patient.
Respond to every call
that excites your spirit.
Ignore those that make
you fearful
and sad,
that degrade you
back toward
disease and death.
-Rumi
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I hope everyone is well.
Let me know what you think of my new work and direction...I love feedback.
Heather
www.badkittyartstudio.com

















4 comments:

Cynthia said...

I'm really digging the new paintings and your stylized water lilies! You painting has a wonderful quality that I can't put into words...

HMBT said...

Thanks Cynthia! I am liking the new stuff too...it's been fun to return to what I know and work there again. The last couple of years I have been playing around with all kinds of stuff....and now I am ready to settle and get back to working on my collection. Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. :)

Jafabrit said...

I agree about the koi, they are lovely.

HMBT said...

Thanks Jafa! I really appreciate your kind words...really, really.