Effulgence, mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day, 4' x 4', ©2014, Available

Effulgence, mixed media on canvas, 4′ x 4′, $3,600

The Blue Room

The back room, the blue one – the cool, icey blue on the walls that made you breathe deep when you walked in.

The back room, the cool room, the one with the strawberry patch outside. Surrounded by cool, peach roses.

200 of them to be exact.

The TV antennae

that hummed when you turned it.

The football games, the roast beef. Zingerman’s deli.

The cherry tree, so old its bark was black, with thick, twisted knots at every branch.

And sometimes for just no reason.

The tall, dark stationary, with secrets. The bottom right drawer of which held bandaids. And smelled like grandparents.

We hid during parties,

sometimes, in the back room.

Watching football. Turning the antennae. Trying to get it just right.


Detail on Effulgence

Detail on Effulgence (click for larger view)



  1. Brilliant and beautiful. Love everything about it and pairing it with the poem. Brava!

  2. Erika says:

    beautiful, darling. beautiful painting. beautiful words.

  3. Zora says:

    I enjoy your posts very much. I only wish they were more frequent. Love your paintings.
    Best regards,

    • Kellie Day says:

      Hi Zora, Thanks for the nudge ;).. I am working on illustrating a children’s book right now, along with designing several websites, so things have been busy! I hope to be more frequent this summer. I appreciate your interest!

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