Sunday, 9 February 2014

So much beauty.................




My mind is an anathema to me
Stillness has descended like dying birds upon the torpor of my soul.
I have become lost within lonely thoughts empty of creation,
rust has settled upon the ice in them and will not surrender.

Fire burns a cold flame and night descends

My grace is lost,

I am lost

LB xxx



My Birds...................
  












Unable to do much at all with a bad back (not even sit at my computer) I knew that my drawing and then some embroidery would take away the boredom of pain and pass by the hours......

Birds fascinate me, but even more so when they have left our world...in place of their exquisite song and elegant flight remains their own stilled beauty. A moment of final rest shows us the still beauty of their feathers and form....I have tried to capture the magic of this in my drawing and my embroidery's , I cannot do justice to the wonderful feathered creatures laying still beside me but I can pass the hours in reverence and admiration of their precious and fleeting lives .
With love
Lynn.


36 comments:

flowers on my table said...

My dear Lynn, so sorry to hear you have injured your back. I hope you will soon be on the mend. Your poetry, painting and embroidery are poignant and beautiful and I love that you have done them in back and white.
Wishing you a speedy recovery and the patience to make the most of the stillness.
With much love, Linda x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Dear Lynn, thinking of you....I'm so pleasd you are able to be able to do your embroidery and drawing.....Tonight in a quiet time I would like to send you some Reiki....Take Care and Speedy Recovery to you xo

Maria said...

~ Sending a few ***** twinkles to pop in your tea pot, dear Lynn..Let their magic brew to heal your pain.
LOVE and love some more how magically you have captured our feathered friends..It's beautiful that they are embroidered for always on such pretty cottons..
Take care of lovely YOU!
Love Maria x

Kay said...

Hi Lynn, sorry that you are unwell and hope that you are soon up and about.

The memento mori birds are sublime, as is the poem.
gather in the stillness that surrounds you and let it make you strong. Kay xx

kathyinozarks said...

Your birds are so lovely.. I just recovered from injuring my back a few weeks ago-was down for almost 2 months-so I feel your pain-hugs Kathy

kerrie of sea cottage said...

So much beauty...your birds. Awe. I see grace in your birds. Delicate depth of grace.

Streetcomber said...

Beautiful work, the drawings and the embroidery.And you have found some blossom!

Vicki Boster said...

Dearest Lynn-- I can sense your pain in the words that you write-- my heart hurts to know that you are unwell at this time. This long and dreary winter is not helping any of us either.

I wish you better days--pain free days-- sunny days. Your beautiful birds are the healing touch that you need. They are so lovely- you create beautifully - even though you are not feeling your best. Like you- I am fascinated by their beauty-- and truly love your artistry.

Sending you much love- and keeping you in prayers-
Vicki

wanda miller said...

oh YES you have captured magic here Lynn! they are so exquisite and love how you have embroidered them on the white cloth! you shall be in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy back recovery. I am so glad that you could figure out something to do in the mean time and your work is touchingly sparkling-ly BEAUTEOUS! XO

Madelief said...

Dear Lynn, your words read like poetry. So sorry to hear you are feeling unwell. I can imagine how difficult it must be for such an active and creative person like you to take it easy.

Your birds look so very delicate. How I wish I could embroider like you....

Take care Lynn!

Love, Madelief x

Dan said...

Lynn, Thinking of you too. I know the pain of a bad back from having this problem too. I appreciate your way of looking at the world and life in general. Birds are a unique and wonderful gift to us and you have captured that in your work. Love the drawing and especially the embroidery. The threads and colors used are a testament to these creatures.
Laurie Hodson-Dan is my husband

Dan said...

Lynn, Thinking of you too. I know the pain of a bad back from having this problem too. I appreciate your way of looking at the world and life in general. Birds are a unique and wonderful gift to us and you have captured that in your work. Love the drawing and especially the embroidery. The threads and colors used are a testament to these creatures.
Laurie Hodson-Dan is my husband

Tammie Lee said...

lovely to consider
a life that was
and to honor it in it's passing as you have
such dear drawings and needle work
and words full of feeling

wishing for swift healing for you ~

Hannapat said...

Such beautiful work, love your drawings and delicate stitching. You are a true artist my dear. Evening lots of healing thoughts and wishes your way. Xoxo

Merlesworld said...

Lovely drawings, hope you feel better soon.
Merle,,,,,,,,,,,

Danielle M said...

Wow you have some skills girl! Hope your back feels better!

tam said...

Awwwww I am so sorry to hear your in pain, back pain is horrid I know that first hand. Fingers crossed you feel better soon, I love the birds x

Essie Fox said...

Your work is simply beautiful!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I understand. My fascination with birds that have flown this world baffles my family and friends. Such beauty in them and in this post.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

A sore back is surely a misery and bound to make you feel at odds with the world. But you are still able to be creative and the detail in your birds is perfect.
I do hope like Winter your pain will come to pass...
Thinking of you.
Susan xx

Pilgrim at Kerjacob said...

Hello Lynn- I am sorry that you are in pain.
I am glad that you liked your little present - I was getting worried that it hadn't arrived.
I have had the awful news that I have to back into hospital again for further surgery - another hernia.
So this time next week I'll be getting ready to go in yet again.

Thinking of you as the rain bashes at my old house.

I LOVE the birds - you are so very talented.
xxxxx

Janine Marques said...

My dear friend, your drawings are excelent, i hope you geat beter i will send you energie from my home to your hearth :)
Much love
Nina

the woolly dog said...

I hope that you are fully recovered now. Your embroidery is beautiful, not many people could turn the overlooked into something so lovely.

flowers on my table said...

Dear Lynn, thank you for your kind words. Have a happy day! Love Linda x

revesdargile.canalblog said...

oh c'est vraiment magnifique !!
bravo

monique

revesdargile.canalblog said...

oh c'est vraiment magnifique !!
bravo

monique

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Dear Lynn, so sorry you are suffering. A bad back is torture. You are definitely a magician....your drawings and embroidery are so beautiful!

I know how difficult it is to try to pace yourself especially when you begin to turn a corner, do take things easily my friend.

Sending you heartfelt get well wishes and hopes for a fast to full health.

Hugs
Jane

Gail said...

Oh Lynn I know how bad it is when you hurt your back ....hope it's feeling a little better .... Love your art it's so stunning ...hope your creative work is weaving healing into your life ...sending love and light...Gail x

RETA said...

I hope you recover soon. Take care.

RETA@ http://evenhaazer.blogspot.com

Burlap Luxe said...

So much grace and beauty in your art, I too paint birds in a signage media.
Beautifully healthy days ahead of you.

Doré

Jema Rose - The Bohemian Girl said...

You are so talented, everything you create is so beautiful!

Hugs & Blessings from Jenny

Anne Jeffries said...

So sorry to read, however late, of your injury. I very much hope that you are on the mend.

WolvesAtTheDoor said...

Oh Lynn, I am SO with you on this post! Everyone thinks I am super weird when I ask them to collect and save dead birds for me! I love scanning and photographing them, their stillness adds to their beauty:) Of course I would never harm an animal for art, I just seem to attract all the ones that are passing over!!! Love your drawings and your delicate embroidery! Hope you are really well:)

Chris said...

Hi Lynn, hope your back improves and you will soon be pain free. I just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. I have been having trouble with GFC and if I am already following you, and you following me, please forgive me. If not, please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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florence100 said...

I hope you will be back soon. I miss your lovely words and pictures!

florence100 said...

I hope you will be back soon. I miss your lovely words and pictures!