On Silent enchanted places

An incapsulated nymph angle detail

I find myself craving the silence
of quiet, tucked away places.
Where not a sound can be heard,
or a draft can be felt.

It seems, the delicate whispers
of colour, flowing from tips
of soft paintbrushes
make for good enough company these days.

I've found my sanctuary
in these endless forests,
layered with leaves.
Calmness in these tones.
Tranquility... In my own self.

Where do you go on days LIKE these?

An incapsulated nymph process

process and colours

An incapsulated nymph illustration

An incapsulated nymph close up

detail An incapsulated nymph illustration



38 responses

  1. So talented. Even your paint dish is beautiful. Happy early birthday 🙂

    March 21, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    • Thank you so much!! What a lovely thing to say.

      March 21, 2013 at 6:25 PM

  2. ramblingsofabipolarwoman

    Lovely poem and nice art! I can’t draw or paint all that well, though it is nice to sketch aimlessly now and then. Though my true peace comes when I am writing, lost in a book, or wrapped up in a nice warm blanket and enclosed in dreamland…..

    March 21, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    • Thank you! That just sounds perfect…

      March 21, 2013 at 6:44 PM

      • ramblingsofabipolarwoman

        You’re welcome of and hey, Happy early Birthday! 🙂 And it is, when I remember to make the time for such peaceful endeavors. Many times we get so caught up in the hustle & bustle that we forget to make time for us, for quiet, for peace. ❤

        March 21, 2013 at 7:02 PM

  3. That’s a beautiful illustration, it brings calm and a quiet space just looking at it. I’d like to walk into the picture and feel the leaves.

    March 21, 2013 at 7:01 PM

  4. Whit B Nimble

    As cliche as it sounds, I like reeeeally long walks. People in the South don’t walk a lot because everything is so spread out, but they’re missing out on so many pretty details right in front of their eyes! I just skip the card ride, and soak up the sun, sights, and sounds. I get lost in my thoughts while wandering. ^^ Love this illustration!

    March 21, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    • Hi Whitney. I know exactly what you mean and do as you do, but with a camera in hand… You’ll find me wandering again and again in the same streets, trying to catch what I missed the last time. We also tend to rarely look up, things look so different when you do. Have a spectacular day and thank you for such a beautiful compliment.

      March 22, 2013 at 10:09 AM

  5. I really enjoyed your poem and your delicate watercolor… it feels quiet in them!

    March 21, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    • Obrigada Ines, que palavras maravilhosas! peaceful and silent. Sometimes we all need a place like that 🙂

      March 22, 2013 at 10:12 AM

  6. So lovely.

    March 21, 2013 at 9:48 PM

  7. JAHirsch

    I love to see people mixing “mediums,” such as adding art to poetry. Yours works very well, and I love the girl’s socks!

    March 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

  8. That’s a beautiful drawing. I love how the leaves fill the page.

    March 22, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    • Thanks Veronica. And I their calmness and seclusion

      March 22, 2013 at 10:13 AM

  9. Beautiful – the poem and the painting. Makes me want to pack my bags and disappear into a serene place.

    March 22, 2013 at 2:54 AM

    • Thank you so much. When you do find a place like that… please share?

      March 22, 2013 at 10:16 AM

  10. love it. its very evocative

    March 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM

  11. You are a very talented writer n artist. The painting is airy, light and serenades the poem with a peaceful rhythm. Keep up the good work!

    March 22, 2013 at 3:55 PM

  12. Lovely!

    March 22, 2013 at 6:06 PM

  13. Quite beaautiful! I am so glad you posted it!

    March 23, 2013 at 12:04 AM

  14. – Growing up I had several trees I could literally hide in. All seemed to serve there own purpose. Some trees I couldn’t hide in were for fun and others for relaxing.
    – Beautiful water colour, or are you using guache…seems to be spelt gouache these days. Wow, so long since I’ve done any artwork.

    March 23, 2013 at 12:42 AM

  15. A beautiful painting! And like others have said, even your paint dish is pretty. 🙂 I love how tranquil the image is and how calm it makes me feel. It really makes me contemplate your poem that much more. Thank you for sharing!

    March 24, 2013 at 2:15 AM

  16. Beautiful Blog you have here!!
    Thank you very much for letting me find you!

    March 25, 2013 at 7:46 PM

  17. Charlene L

    I love your artistic style, it’s like a breath of fresh air!

    March 26, 2013 at 7:06 PM

  18. ohhh, thank you for liking my page so I could find yours! so beautiful in all ways. LOVE it. blessings, Lucia

    March 27, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    • Thank you Lucia! I’m the grateful one. So wonderful to find you and Elizabeth’s strength.

      March 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM

      • Thank you thank you thank you!

        March 28, 2013 at 9:15 PM

  19. What a lovely blog. Your paintings are beautiful and you’re thoughts seem perfectly matched to them.

    April 7, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    • Thank you ever so Much. These little things of mine are straight from the heart 🙂

      April 11, 2013 at 9:48 AM

  20. your palette inspires my intuition – I liken it to ‘reading tealeaves’…

    There is such a beautiful and gentle breeze of serenity emanating from you, almost as if you can completely ‘close off’ all the noise and business around you when you paint…. I love where my painting takes me… I just wish I could ‘cap’ my imagination on occasion and ‘stay in the moment’ – I learn from you 😀 … thank you for sharing and ‘liking’ my work…
    What we do tells much about who we are

    April 11, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    • Thanks for such lovely words Shelly!

      April 11, 2013 at 5:18 PM

  21. What beautiful amazing work you do1 I would love to be gifted but I simply escape into the laptop.

    April 12, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    • Oh My! Thank you ever so much. Such a lovely words, Thank You

      April 17, 2013 at 12:46 PM

  22. Angie K Walker

    I like the picture and the poem. Exquisite!

    April 14, 2013 at 9:39 AM

  23. kz

    how beautiful! the serenity and enchanted quality really comes across 🙂

    April 26, 2013 at 8:01 PM

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