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04 June 2008

First Recital
Acrylic Mixed Media Collage Piano and Child by Laurie Justus Pace

15 x 30 inches
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I do believe my daughter starts her day with my blog and goes into a panic mode when it is not up by seven a.m. I was busy again. I was watering plants in my garden room, sketching out paintings to work on this week, making a list for what has to be completed by my July 12th show in Jackson Wyoming at the Rare Gallery, checking for airline reservations, hotel reservations etc etc etc.

BUT meanwhile I had been layering and working on the painting posted. It is a new trial and error thing with glazing over old music from great granddaddy Haskell. This particular music was marked 1909 with renewal in 1936. Pretty old music I might say. I chose the Song HAPPY BIRTHDAY, but not the one you are thinking of. This was for Mrs. Corinne Rider-Kelsey. I guess back then they hyphenated names too. The music was written by R Hunting Woodmire I believe. Had paint over part of his name. I can't help but wonder if they were lovers.

The song was:
My heart is like a singing bird, whose nest is in a watered shoot; my hear is like an apple-tree, whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit.
My heart is like a rainbow shell, that paddles in a a halcyon sea; my heart is gladder than all of these, because my love is come to me.

The third verse is hard to read but it talks of peacocks, grapes and silk...and how the love of her life came to see her on her birthday. The poetry/song was signed by Christina Rossetti. I filled in some empty spaces with a song called Serenade of the Little Ducks. I chose to paint a young girl performing at her first recital and though perhaps the Duck Serenade might have been her song of choice.

I plan to experiment further with this technique and this one will have several more layers of paint on it. Divine order will prevail!

Do you allow it in your life? We are always so busy controlling our schedules and others around us that we force many things to push through in our lives. Often we should do the opposite and allow the Lord to be in control. Cooperating, or releasing and allowing Him to work will bring a peace into your life. Divine Order is present.


"But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy." James 3:17

"The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours; the world and all that is in it, you have founded them." Psalm 89:11

1 comment:

SiLa said...

I love your experiment with music :)

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