Cinder and Smoke

Cinder and Smoke

In the midst of my flurry of studio activity here I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel as I am putting the finishing touches on multiple paintings this week. I am so excited to share them with you over the next few days. The first one, Cinder and Smoke is so close to my heart right now, I'm completely enamored with it especially with those turquoise horses!
As I was working on it I was thinking about things that drift away from us as we grow and mature, as we let go of things (parts of us even) that we no longer need, to make room for what is coming into our lives. Moving ever forward.
I went to see the movie "Eat, Pray, Love" this past August, since I loved the book I was so excited to see the movie, but honestly as often happens to me when I see the movie version of a book that I love, the movie felt a bit one dimensional and left me a little cold. The most exciting part of going to see the movie came during the previews, as I was watching the preview for a movie called "Secretariat", the female character was asked, "Why are you doing all of this?" and she replied, "It is about life being ahead of you, and running at it!". Something about that line gave me chills and has stayed playing over and over in my mind.

So this piece has that idea in it too, it is about life being ahead of you, and running galloping full speed to embrace it.
Prints of Cinder and Smoke are now available in my shop.


Anna-Marie Still said...

very in tune...very timely it is that you create this beautiful how it touches my soul...
fyi - I am using a business card from the Tea Lounge as a bookmark, so I think of our special time together there every night before I go to bed...soul sistah...

Kristen said...

Ooooh, this is gorgeous!

rachel awes said...

oh my very favorite of yours!!!!
their manes, their manes!!!
run forward! yessssssssssss!!
in all our beauty! risk being
in our true colors & form!
oh how i love theeeeeeeeeee!

Gina said...

Beautiful! Your work always makes me smile!

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet faith, so happy to know that you are seeing light at the end of the tunnel and finising your paintings! I really adore this makes me feel freee! I also love those feathers and flowers at the side. Very gorgeous! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

aimee said...

i've just hearted it, it's gorgeous... i am so caught up in their movement, their freedom, their color, and the gorgeous trail they leave in their wake!

Jacque said...

My dear beautiful talented cousin!
This blog and your painting have really touched me and spoken to my heart. Life as I knew it has drifted away over the past 5 years, and yet this painting and your words are reminding me of the life ahead that I am running towards to embrace!
I will be needing this print....and so much more. Glad I found your site. :)

Lori said...

Oh Wow- I love how they are galloping toward what they love. Your work really sings to my heart. I have been busy in the studio too and am just starting to come up for air. :)

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