2008-03-14

Sleeps with Butterflies


(Mixed media. Water colours, ink. 24 x 32 cm.)
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You say the word
you know I will find you
Or if you need some time
I don't mind
I don't hold on
to the tail of your kite
I'm not like the girls that you've known
But I believe I'm worth coming home to
Kiss away night
This girl only sleeps with Butterflies
with Butterflies
so go on and fly then, boy

(My Sister, Tori Amos, "Sleep with Butterflies", The Beekeeper, 2005. Full lyrics)

Sort of a birthday (March 14) self portrait :) With special thanks to Marcie for feeding me the chocolate chip cookies and the wine - I hope you know that you saved my day ;)

For Inspire Me Thursday - "Inkblots". Not sure that I followed the directions, but hey! artistic license... ;)

24 kommentarer:

bonniebluedenim sa...

Very pretty!

kris sa...

i'm just getting into Ms. Amos' catalog myself. nobody needs a silly license for art. besides, outlaws are usually more interesting. we could set up a really neat prison painting class! if they take me alive, that is.

Deb G sa...

Really like what you did! Love the song too :)

carra sa...

Bonniebluedenim: Thank you! I like it myself, and I had so much fun painting it.

Kris: Oh, welcome to Tori Land! She is wonderful, my all time favourite singer and Sister. LOL about the prison painting class.

Deb: Thank you! The song is so beautiful.

Gisan sa...

Mycket läcker!!! Kramar...

carra sa...

Gisan: Tack! Den här är jag riktigt nöjd med, faktiskt ;)

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence sa...

interpretation is always personal and our own -- no matter what the prompt -- I love what you did with this -- it is inkblots and you've taken it a step further. Beautiful!

melanie sa...

very cool, love the colors and the spontaneity of it. thanks for sharing with us at Inspire Me Thursday!

paisley sa...

amazing color choices... a very avant garde feel here....

Julia sa...

Love all of it and the colors are fabulous !!

Anke sa...

Happy belated Birthday! Beautiful butterfly! Smiles, Anke ;0

carra sa...

All: Thank you for your kind comments!

Gisan sa...

Kolla in första sidan på min hemsida :-)
http://gisan.dinstudio.se Kramar...

carra sa...

Gisan: :) Kram!

carla sa...

Hi Carra! I did mention this in another comment, but i wanted to come back and tell you how stunning it is. the colors and shapes look like stained glass butterflies... it's really ethereally beautiful!

carra sa...

Carla: Thank you! I had so much working on this, and I - gasp! - quite like it myself. :)

Rosie sa...

Oh hey! That's gorgeous... kept looking at it till I found the lady!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

carra sa...

Thank you, Rosie! And you're welcome :)

Nicole V Lozano sa...

the inkblots add such great contrast.

carra sa...

Nicole: Thanks :)

artbyjune sa...

Beautiful, fanciful and creative!!

carra sa...

Artbyjune: Thank you!

Cindy DiBlasi sa...

I agree, great song. . . Miss Amos rawks! I have been a fan for years and years.
About your work, I love the colors you did a great job. I'll be joining you in prison painting class as I have broke the cardinal rule of no drinking and painting!

carra sa...

Cindy: Thanks! I've been a fan of Tori's for ages as well. She is my Sister.

I actually look forward to prison, seeing how many nice people who will join me there :)