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Friday, April 6, 2012


First of all, I owe you all my apologies for being late on things the last few days. Things have been a bit different this week, and I needed to be places. I'm sure you go through times like these.

Remember this post earlier in the week? The photos inspired me to finally make the effort to paint again. It was such a good feeling to get my fingers full of the thick acrylic once again and remember what it's like to wash the paint out from under my nails. Well, it's a happy annoyance, anyway.

Anyway, I decided to run back to my house where I grew up and finally get some much needed internet that doesn't decide to kick users off every 2.5 seconds, as I think you guys still deserve a story and some art. It is Friday, after all! This time around is a bit different; there are two paintings that are part of one story, and they're abstracts instead of the usual line drawings.

Soooo, you ready? Let's go then. :) OH! And I think of this song when I look at these paintings and think of their story. NOW we're ready!

He had been here before. He recognized the feeling--the gentle ache of sorts that made his body feel weighted and made his mind wander. They all kept telling him things would be fine, that everyone goes through times like these. It was such an annoyance to him. After all, he had so many plans...many of them which he was unaware he had already accomplished. They futilely tried to convey to him how much his efforts and sacrifices meant. The words didn't seem to form, and all they could do was be there with him. That was the point, after all.

None of them knew what to expect of the future, but they would stand by him. He always knew this. Closing his eyes, he imagined the deep swells of the ocean, and the sunlight beaming down on his back. In the distance, he could see the storm brewing. The sunlight was being overtaken by the dark, ominous clouds, and his fears began to close in around him. As he was pulled farther and farther from the sunlight and steady waves, his heart grew heavier. 

He was upon the center of the storm, and the clouds completely covered any glimpse of the sun. He looked up, and a crashing wave was on its way to overtake him. 

He wouldn't do this any longer. He knew the sun was above the dark clouds, and he knew the ocean always turned calm after the storm passed. Looking up, he realized that the wave had diminished back into the fluid tides of the water. He closed his eyes and let the breeze enter his nose and mouth, feeling his lungs fill with the fresh air. He could feel the warmth of the sun caressing his back once again. He opened his eyes, and the water was sparkling. The storm had passed before it had even begun.


Anonymous said...

Really like your blog!
A wonderful post!

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If yes, write me your name!

Inés said...

I´m so glad you finally made it, Danie!
I love your work dear, a can see you in them, and I like the way you associate the painting with a song...
I hope you enjoy a beautiful Easter weekend with your nearest and dearest!
Big hugs!

Gertrude from said...

Oh!Are these paintings yours?Very beautiful work!Your comment in my blog helped me find your very inspiring place!Thank you!!!

Kyla said...

What a beautiful painting! I love how calm I feel looking at it...great job! :)

Ana Degenaar said...

I adore this story and that painting had already captivated me. Love you work, Danie!

Danie at Pasadya said...

Mary: Thanks so much! Aw, I don't have Instagram...yet. It always takes me a while to jump on the train. I just started a Flickr account, though, but I'm still trying to figure it out.

Ines: Thank you so much. You are always so sweet, and it makes me so happy every time I read your huge compliments. Thank you! It was a wonderful Easter. :) Hope you had a happy Easter as well, dear!

Gertrude: They are, thank you! Thank you so much for coming by. :) You're so kind to say that, and I appreciate it so much. Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Kyla: Thank you! That means so much to me, since that was exactly the effect I was going for. Hope you had a great weekend. :)

Ana: Thank you, love! You're always the sweetest. Hope you and Emma had a wonderful Easter! :)

Holly said...

whoa! This was a very powerful one. Love the painting so so so much.


Danie at Pasadya said...

Holly, thank you so much, as always! You're always such an encouragement to me.

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