A very talented blog-friend, Jackie Cardy, is sort of responsible for this page. Do visit her blog to see the amazing felt and embroidery pieces she creates. One of her recent ones was on the theme of Peace Comes Dropping slow ... and after she mentioned it I couldn't get the phrase out of my mind. Its from a poem by Yeats "The Lake Isle of Innisfree", and I've always loved it. This is the middle
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a-glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.
Anyway, this was a page I'd already prepared and the pinky purples seemed just right for the "veils of morning". The background is done with my trusty Caran D'Ache crayons and I added the flower with Promarkers, which to my delight take really well on this surface. I'm using these quite a lot now, and apart from the smell really like them!
With no particular plan in mind I just began to write the poem out - wish I could do beautiful calligraphy which would do the words justice - and generally just doodling around the spaces. Working on this took me to a wonderfully peaceful place which felt like a gift and a blessing.
The leaves were also inspired by Jackie - because her pieces are composed of leaf shapes, and that seems right somehow. The vision of peace seems to go with the idea of gently dropping leaves, and things in their due time and season - very much on my mind at the moment.
I'm more pleased with this page than I have been with any for some time - it somehow catches what the poem was saying to me, and it will be good to revisit this when I'm feeling rather less than calm and serene....
So thank you Jackie for your continuing inspiration - isn't it wonderful how artists can touch one another and bring out things you never knew were in you??