Far from Blue, mixed media aspen tree painting

Far from Blue ©Kellie Day
Far From Blue, blue and gold aspen forest painting ©Kellie Day

Far From Blue, blue and gold aspen forest painting ©Kellie Day, 60″ x 30″, sold. Request a commission

I have been trying to figure out the meaning of life again. I do that every now and then.

And with all these leaves falling, and the coming of winter, I remember on some very deep level, that things do have to come to an end, eventually.

The only thing I could come up with while I was driving, while the first fall storm blew in, and blew out the last of the gold leaves, was to Love my son. If not for him, then what?

This morning my book fell open to this poem, by Sir Thomas Aquinas…

OTHERWISE THE DARKNESS

I
have a cause.
We need those don’t we?
Otherwise the darkness and the cold gets in
and everything starts to
ache.

My soul has a purpose, it is
to love;

if I
do not fulfill
my heart’s vocation,
I suffer.

How could I have forgotten? I had it right – my purpose is to love my son. But it’s much bigger than loving one person.

I want my work to emanate this love. For you, the viewer. That’s what I’m working on right now… That feeling my dog has when she’s curled up on my lap, in a blanket, sighing deeply because all is right in her world. If only for a moment.

I want my work to emanate this love.

What’s one thing that makes everything feeling right in your world? Scroll down and leave a comment, I’d love to know.

If you are interested in this painting, please request a commission by contacting me here.

2 Comments

  1. Kathleen S. says:

    Thank you, Kellie! If it is any assurance, your art beautifully displays LOVE of life – all of it’s over-flowing, abundant beauty along with it’s sometimes hard, sharp moments.

    For me, INTENTIONALLY stopping and counting all of the wonderful things in life – from the simple, taken-for-granted-things, to special family and friends, my husband, my running shoes and bicycles, to my little house, the lovely area we live, health, art EVERYTHING that is so easy to forget when one little thing that doesn’t matter goes wrong. Big deal. Life is so rich if we choose to focus on the things that count. Thank you for adding to that richness!

    • Kellie Day says:

      Wonderful words, Kathleen. Thank you so much for sharing. And I’m so glad to know that the LOVE does come across, and that you are feeling it ;)… Thanks, as always, for your lovely support. Enjoy your fall! xo

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