Mixed Media Artist

Butterflies And Dragons

10″x20″ mixed media painting on stone paper covered wood cradle. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted turquoise.

This painting is available HERE.

I often dream of butterfly wings

Yet

Sometimes only dragons spread their wings before my eyes.

Their wings are big and scary,  not at all delicate  like my butterflies

Their wings are strong and powerful

I  still try to remember that those dragon  wings can take my dreams so much farther

I still try to remember  that I need those scary wings to take my dreams even higher than I could ever imagine them

I still cower  from my dragons

It is not often that I search them out, sword in hand, ready to conquer

Oh, but when I do

When I do

There is nothing so wonderful

Stars in my eyes

Air in my step

Butterflies  gently dancing in my belly

Fluttering

Wonderful

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9 responses

  1. Shelly

    Facing our fears and slaying our dragons has an empowering transformational effect!
    Love this, Maria!

    February 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    • Thanks Shelly,
      did you get my email about coffee?

      February 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    • julia

      Shelly, perhaps loving some of the dragons has the same effect?

      February 23, 2012 at 4:23 am

      • This makes me think of donkey …
        ‘Oh, you’re a GIRL dragon…’

        Love conquers all! Ha, ha!

        February 23, 2012 at 4:40 am

  2. i love your painting which i find colorful, light and melancholic at the same time… kind regards from pillangó (which is hungarian and means butterfly ;-))

    February 21, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    • Thank you for your nice comment, pillangó. I am glad to be able to evoke these feeling in you.

      February 21, 2012 at 8:32 pm

  3. Lovely Maria ~ Thank you ~ judy

    February 22, 2012 at 12:45 am

  4. Beautifully expressed, both with language and in visual form, Maria. This piece is especially wonderful.

    February 22, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    • Thanks Elizabeth. I am loving what you are doing right now. I tried to write a comment on your blog the other day but for some reason it wouldn’t let me. I need to try again but just let you know, I am watching you…ha, ha!

      February 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm

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