Thursday, March 23, 2017

My Painting and My Poem on The First Page...


of my mixed media/art journal in case you couldn't see it in the post before this. My painting is in the pocket with another tag behind it~

The Haunted Castle

windows watch
with eyes that peep
the misty fog like
wet teardrops weep

the door within
the castle's keep
bids you enter its walls
to rest...to sleep

but once inside
the cold will seep
into your soul
while shadows creep

here you'll remain
in the castle deep
among the others
your soul to keep~

-JFM

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Update and My First Mixed Media Art Journal Page


Remember this painting that I posted for Paint Party Friday? Well after I had finished painting it I realized that I didn't have my camera to take a photo of it so I scanned it into my printer. My painting is 9" x 12" so the scan cut off part of the bottom...but I posted it anyway :)
I had been looking for a nice frame for it so that I could hang it in my living room...I loved this painting and I surprised myself that it turned out so well!!!

It is now framed and hanging on our living room wall...now you will be able to see the part that the scanner missed at the bottom...




I have also begun an art journal/mixed media journal. I have never played around with this type of journal before. Page one is below and I am already hooked on it...loving this way to be artistic, too~



I am running a few errands but when I get back I will visit your blogs!!! Great big Hugs to all!!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down...



not true!!! Love the song AND I love rainy days and now that I'm retired, Mondays are just another day!

walking in  the mysterious haze
mystery abounds without the sun's burning blaze
as ghostly trees dance in the rain
the fog creeps nearer as my eyes they strain
to see what creatures are hiding there
I hurry along as my heart beats...beware~

-JFM

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Seascapes

Stormy Seas

After the Storm
The Storm

the tempest swirling
in the darkest, emptiness
vanishing shadows~

-JFM

Saturday, March 18, 2017

One Last Ray of Sunshine Before the Storm


as the darkness gathers and the storm, it nears
a ray of sun, of hope, from heavy clouds appears
an exalted power of faith unseen
has sent a healing ray of sun to intervene

gaze upward to the heavens with uttered prayer
let the golden light lift your deep despair
a gift through the darkness, comes this healing light
know that He has heard you and knows of your plight

all stormy weather must move on its way
then blue skies will once again, grace your day
the sun will cast its shadows and the birds will sing
new dreams will arise and the hope they bring~

-JFM

My lovely sister had breast cancer and a double mastectomy over five years ago. I painted the above painting to auction off at her benefit to help her with medical bills. The poem was written for her and the painting but was private and not part of the auction.
I am so happy to say that my sister rang the bell last October 2016 as a cancer survivor of five years!!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Old Barn in The Autumn Rain...PPF


an old barn standing all alone
among faded, summer growth...overgrown
autumn highlighted in the puddling rain
the look of solemn sadness, forebodes of grief, of pain

once there was beauty, among this desolate place
once there was life, from the human race
majestic greatness, now withered to gray
while the plundered land stands desolate, in mute dismay

what does the rain conceal, this dark and stormy day
only a voice forever silent, come what may
farewell, old barn, may you find peace at last
as man reflects on his future, may he repent his past~

-JFM

Happy Paint Party Friday to all!!! AND Happy St. Patty's Day, too!!!

A bouquet of shamrocks in the hostas with tiny white wildflowers for St. Patty's Day~

Thank you Eva and Kristin for hosting PPF. It is a group filled with talented artists and wonderfully, friendly people. I am so happy to be a member!!!


Have a great day everyone~