I was surrounded with it.
It was everywhere I went.
My parents were in love and had been in love for three decades.
My best friends had their soulmates.
I grew up learning that it was the most beautiful thing,
A thing that I wanted to have with someone.
And when that someone came,
Boy, was there any end to my joy?
She was perfect, everything I'd dreamed of.
My friends were happy for me.
Everything seemed right,
Until our families denied us, our relationship.
Our families, who had been in love themselves,
Now failed to understand their children.
We tried to stay strong, we couldn't.
Of course we could elope,
Or stay together anyway.
But that isn't what I wanted,
And she mirrored my concern.
After a year of going nowhere,
We learnt that love wasn't beautiful.
It was treacherous.
She soon made her decision.
As we knelt beside each other,
I kissed her deeply showing how much I loved her, and whispered,
"We're in this together",
And slashed my wrist just as she slit her own. © Samantha, @thestorytellers95
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'Lower Fifth Avenue at Night'
c.1920, oil on canvas, 50.8x40.6cm
'Guy C. Wiggins was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883 and then traveled to England with his family as a boy where he received his early education. He was the son of Carleton Wiggins, an American painter in the Barbizon style who studied with George Inness and admired Anton Mauve and Dwight Tryon. The Wiggins family had been early and regular visitors to the Old Lyme Colony, and by 1915 Carlton Wiggins had settled in Lyme permanently. He became active in the Lyme Art Association and in the social life of Old Lyme. Carleton Wiggins' palette had brightened under the influence of Old Lyme Impressionism, but in general his work remained tonal and his subjects were truly pastoral, his paintings often of sheep in a meadow.
Conversely, his son Guy Wiggins studied with artists in the Old Lyme Colony who were developing their own style of Impressionism, combining both French traditions and emerging American techniques. He became strongly attracted to Impressionism and stayed with it long after it was considered outmoded and in 1920, he and his family also decided to settle in Lyme. They remained there for the next twenty years when they relocated to Essex.'-rehs.com
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Pens and spatulas and other stuff on my desk.
So I thought less than 20 crosses wouldn’t be enough for @calledwomensministry conference after the great response. Over 70 should work, right?!
Comment décrire l'inspiration du week-end... éclectique ? 🤔 Mais c'est parce que j'adore essayer de nouvelles techniques 😍🙈
A painting I did in college, circa 2003. (Oooh bugger, now I'm thinking about croissants...)
Какое же огромное удовольствия ловлю я порою от работы! Иногда просто невозможно оторваться, втягиваешься, и понимаешь, что пора бы уже сворачиваться, но нет, она тебя не отпускает, приходится прикладывать усилия чтобы остановиться. И если бы не физическая усталость, можно было бы заниматься этим круглосуточно. 🖌🎨💫