Feb 12, 2011

Go Slow

her spirit told her
go slow

in doing so the world became
vital and exquisite

she left a shimmering trail as she wandered through life

for eons people followed
her incandescent paths
they found wonders they never knew
gems amongst wee tiny flowers
bugs that flew
shrooms that grew



a leisurely pace
reveals treasures
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this all began with a sketch:



Enjoy others poetry for the word 'incandescent' at: 

and

Enjoy other sketches at Sophia's: 
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61 comments:

  1. That snail on her head is adorable

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  2. Another beauty! I especially like the way you echoed the snail motif in the spiral curls of her hair -- very imaginative, very fun! Sure wouldn't mind a flash of purple bloom like the one you shared here... do you think it's possible anytime soon?

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  3. Shayla,

    I love the idea of snails being adorable.

    Anno,
    my guess, you will have a splash of bloom before our woods will, still two feet under (snow) and more to come. I took that shooting star (wildflowers) photo one June. It had just SNOWED and melted within an hour, so those water drops are snow drops not rain. ah.

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  4. Oh My goodness!! My favorite so far!!

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  5. She is my very very favorite Tammie!!! I love her hair, her lips, her eyes, your words...Everything!

    I just love this piece!

    Smiles and wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  6. A beautiful read! Thank you.

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  7. Lovely post, I could really visualize the trail our friendly little snail was leaving.

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  8. Tammie! Are you using pastel or colored pencil? Your drawings are evolving before my very eyes. I like! I like! I love your avatar!

    Okay, Where are the icicles?

    Are you warm? Hot cocoa, yeah!

    Smorming!

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  9. Oh My God! I just saw your avatar on Etsy. You are beautiful!!! Tsup! Tsup! I love you. You are so beautiful, inside and out! Tsup!!!

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  10. Tammie...Happy Wkd...Yay..hugs..such a super gorgoeus poetry-filled-journey and this beautiful soul..I love the symblism and beauty she beholds and teaches! Such wisdom...beautiful words..beautiful art!!
    Shine on!

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  11. Better and better. She is charming. And, you are developing your own style.

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  12. What wise eyes! She looks like she knows all the secrets of the world. Great work, Tammie.

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  13. Diane and Julia,
    how fun to look at ms. snail and picture as a favorite!

    Ladyfi,
    thank you for enjoying the poem.

    Marlene,
    how lovely that you could picture the trail.

    Hello Ces!

    I used prismacolor pencils on ms. Snail. at this point i have no relationship with pastels.... someday perhaps.

    The icicles are hanging off my roof, actually a bunch of them came crashing down today, so dramatic! I did enjoy 3 hot drinks today, coffee, chai and mint tea. Winter pleasures!
    and as for your second comment..... ahhhhh. purr purr. life is good!

    Kiki, lovely kiki,
    thank you thank you.

    Joei,
    lovely to read your message~

    Sandy,

    wise eyes,,, that comes for her, with going slow... ;-}

    thank you all for your lovely messages!!

    Tammie

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  14. Thanks for the info about the blending pencil! I will look for it next time I am at the art supply store.

    Smiles

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  15. Oh, to take the time. What is possible is amazing. Thank you for this prompt and for your beautiful work.

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  16. You are welcome Julia! have fun with it.

    Sandy, so lovely to share the realm of poetry with you. Thank you for hosting OSI!

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  17. "a leisurely pace
    reveals treasures"

    Beautiful words and pictures.
    And sketch.

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  18. She's beautiful as are your words which highlight her essense well.

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  19. Lovely inspiring words and artwork as usual. I am so impressed by your beautiful creations!

    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

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  20. I really like the colours and the soft texture in this. Lovely work.

    Nutty
    (via Sunday Sketches)

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  21. You've weaved the words around the sketch perfectly.

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  22. Wow love her hair and the snail on her shoulder. So imaginative!

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  23. I didn't realise her hat was a snail at first - I was too transfixed by her beautiful face. It's such a clever piece, wonderful idea. I think I should listen and slow down a bit too - when you see my piece you'll know why!!

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  24. Tammie,
    I am going to slooow down today, thanks for the reminder. I so agree....when we rush we miss all the small beauty that lies around us!

    I love the fact that her hat is a snail too...i didn't notice it at first either...i noticed just the small one on her shoulder. I love that though, so creative!! She's beautiful....great eyes! great words too. have a wonderful....peaceful day.

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  25. this so makes me think of my mother - she is that kind of woman! beautiful!
    cheers, dana

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  26. wow - great style in this sketch

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  27. Ahhh I love her hair! This is great. Also I love the picture od the mushroom. Very cool.

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  28. Tammie,
    She's amazing. I really love her hair and eyes....and that snail? Cute. This is one of your best sketches. :)

    Happy SS! Hugs

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  29. Thank you for the reminder! I feel like I DO want to go slow today! And thank you for linking to the poetry prompt. I have been wanting to dabble it it!

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  30. You sketched around the snails and words around the sketch. You have done both so marvelously. I particularly liked the scroll patterns for the hair. Lovely words lovely pictures!!

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  31. Gorgeous art, both visual and poetic!

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  32. Beautiful, love the snail and the poem. You are so talented!

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  33. I like what you did with her hair. Gorgeous eyes and lips too!

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  34. haha, nice hat!

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  35. How wonderful, words and drawing, I like how you did her hair.

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  36. oh how i wish i could / would have listened to spirit voices.


    please have a good new week.

    daily athens

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  37. Love the idea of "spirit" voices... and your advice- "go slow" is so true- the best treasures ARE revealed then! Your art is something I never tire of seeing and love the snail on her head (go slow...:). Great prompt- have a wonderful week~

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  38. very nice post and you are one multi-talented gal. I am a big believer in 'spirit voices' and love how the snail is woven into the theme of going slow. Nice echos in your linework as well.

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  39. Beautiful revisiting this gorgeous post and beautiful art and words! Have a beautiful week ahead! thanks for your sparkling words always!!

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  40. Hi Tammie! I ADORE this piece. Those snails are so charming - I love the large one upon her head but also the wee one on your shoulder. This piece is so whimsical and magical. Thanks for sharing her!!! Theresa

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  41. A snails pace would give you time to soak up the brilliance of life.

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  42. Tammie this is beautiful,I love your colour choice and her luscious lips and beautiful eyes! Love the way you did the hair too, this is a gorgeous piece!

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  43. Beautiful how you've rendered her hair and eyes. And the necklace gives her beauty a delicateness.

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  44. I always get the advices of be patience, go slower or enjoy today and forget about tomorrow XD It's not as easy as I think as there many things I wish to pursue. And my footsteps are going quicker everyday and by the time when I look back to my path, I guess I will be missing a lot of wonderful things in my life, even as random as a beautiful cloud in the clear blue sky.

    This year, I have to go slower but more firmly in each step. Going slower doesn't mean that I'm forgetting my dream XD

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  45. Oh WOW!! A wonderful story, great sketch and the picture of the flower with the water-drop is exquisite!!

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  46. lovely snail wisdom...
    happy valentines day to you
    w/love! xo

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  47. Aaahhhh! There's your snail! And not one, but TWO! Oh wow, I've never seen a snail hat before, but that is quite stylish and should be the next rage in Parisian couture, n'est-ce pas? I love this, Tammie! And I had to look closely because I thought her necklace was real! Hooray for snails! :)

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  48. Ah, I am deeply touched by all these wonderful comments and the kinship that I have here in blog land. Thank you all so much!!

    ms. Bella, i am so loving that we both had snail inspiration in the same week!!

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  49. Anonymous2/15/2011

    sensitive & beautiful ..

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  50. zoya gautam2/15/2011

    sensitive & beautiful ..

    ( hello tammie, obviously u r keeping the good work going, great ! .. )

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  51. I must say that your poetry and drawings are quite incandescent!! You are full of creativity. Thanks for the inspiration for this week at OSI!!

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  52. Lovely! And thankyou for a big dose of glorious purple, what an amzing photo of a flower that is! xx

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  53. Lovely drawing, and how cool is that snail-hat!
    Beautiful photos too!

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  54. I love, love, love that snail hat - perfect detail for your "slow" drawing... fantastic.

    xo
    Kristin

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  55. Your photos are fantastic, and your paintings are just beautiful!

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  56. I love your poem, Tammie. It reminds me (why, I'm not sure) of Alice in Wonderland in her wanderings.
    Your pictures are so delicate too!
    ..
    I beg a pardon from you for not using your prompt. It is working very nicely as I am seeing. I am on the road again and only now have some time for major blogging.
    ..

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  57. I simply love seeing how your creative mind works. To share the bare bones of a piece is to become vulnerable. Wow...thank you, dear Tammie for sharing so transparently. I think you are a wonderful artist.

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  58. the hair of your drawing reminds me of gustav klimts ornaments, i like that.

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