Apr 10, 2011

Butterflies Sing

listening to the butterflies sing

taking 21 Sectets
joined Tam of Willowings workshop

she had us make a colloage

then we layered
it is journaling
we wrote a piece under the collage

since mine is celebratory of our season I will share it:

Opening to Spring

waking from the depths of winter
yawning stretching
blinking lashes
more light
more life
song of birds fills a once hushed world
opening to the birthing abundance of new life
spirit within begins the dance
with a new season
a time to bud bloom and flourish
mating season of life
into the light


  1. Oh how fun, and what a lovely result you had!

  2. Oh your words just capture everything I LOVE about spring..such hope and the promise of growth and life...LOVE it! Beautiful collage piece too, i love the butterflies and the girl's lovely skin tone too. Thanks for visiting me on ppf! Nice to meet you! :)x

  3. How beautiful! The realistic facial features are wonderful, she has such a sweet gaze, like a loving admiration of spring and the lovely memories and feelings the season creates :)

  4. hello MoonSpiral,

    thank you for stopping by and leaving me a lovely message.

    so lovely that you enjoyed my words, your comment goes to my heart.


    Thank you for letting me see through your eyes.

    You are all so kind, I appreciate you all.


  5. What a beautiful poem Tammie! And this collage is so lovely too! I love how you layer all of these different things and it turns out so original and beautiful!
    Funny we were both thinking butterflies this week!

    Hope you are indeed seeing signs of spring around you! Is not the reawakening of mother earth amazing!

    Hugs and smiles

  6. I really like the movement in this piece

  7. Wow! This is absolutely stunning. Both your collage painting and your words. Thank you for sharing this! I think I shall need to sign up for this class series - everyone is producing such amazing heartfelt work. :) Theresa

  8. What an interesting way to create a work of art, looks like it was fun and your results and words are beautiful.

  9. Beautiful! Willowings class is my favorite on 21 secrets. :)

  10. Anonymous4/11/2011

    Tammy I love how you have shared light into your beautiful painting.
    She is truly beautiful. I love all the creatures around her.
    Loads of lovexx

  11. Anonymous4/11/2011

    Sorry Tammie, I wrote your name wrong.

  12. Anonymous4/11/2011

    I like both forms of this. The lady looks very comfortable with herself. I have tried a collage yet.
    Hurray for spring!

  13. beautiful imagery and words in this piece. sounds like an inspiring class. Thanks for the ss visit.

  14. i too want to hear the butterflies sing! beautiful! xo

  15. Anonymous4/12/2011

    Thank you Tammie for your message about painting Mark. This is a great idea.
    I haven't really done any live portraits for such a long time. Funny you would mention it as I've been thinking about doing this again with my family.
    Hope your having a great week!

  16. You always have such beautiful thoughts on your painting and I enjoyed reading them so much!! I think there is something more important in life (like what you have written in your poem) so I guess it is time for me to take a break and find myself again :)

    Thank you so much dear :)

  17. Loved seeing the creative process, great result!!

  18. Lovely result, Tammie! May you hear the song of many butterflies in the coming months.
    Janice. x

  19. That poem makes me feel so much lighter and brighter!
    Do the collage first is so much fun and can be a great creative tool. I love it and can see it worked for you too! :)

  20. I love all things butterfly and I loved this!!!

  21. Oh, Tammie--she is lovely. She fills my eyes--which, as you know is the greatest compliment I can give.

    Your poetry is exquisite. How gifted you are.

  22. Beautiful..gorgeous creations as always..and lovely prose!

  23. your lady looks as if she is truly hearing the butterflies sing and flying with them~ i love all the layers, textures, composition and colorful movement tammie!

  24. Your page turned out beautifully! I can't wait to start that class now! Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. Oh Tammie! You have been so creative and productive! I love your poems as much as your art. You did a fabulous job of translating your collage into a painting. Beautiful! Love the shadows on her face. And of course, those green eyes!

    I also love your winged women and how FUN to look at your braids! Now I wish my hair were that long so I could braid it too. :)

  26. I love the tones and textures you've got a picture with excellent designs.


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