I Carry You In My Heart

I Carry You In My Heart

I Carry You In My Heart
encaustic mixed media
6×6 inches

Well, that was quite a break from blogging. Summertime just finds me far away from the computer. And as we all know, the longer one is absent from blogging, the harder it is to get back in. But I’m diving back in now! My kids are back in school and I am back in the studio. Immediately I had to work on a request for a nest painting. I had started the panel at the beginning of summer, but then just felt a bit stuck on how to proceed. Yesterday I got in the studio and with the knowledge that I had uninterrupted hours ahead of me to resolve it, I relaxed and it came together.


I have a little chalkboard on a door in my kitchen and this summer I started to write poems or quotes on for my kids to find instead of the mess of coupons I had put on there previously. The messages are also for me, things for me to ponder while I putz around in the kitchen. Since we started school this week, I wanted the kids to carry this message with them. I think they indulge me for the most part with my chalkboard messages, but I hope that these poems and bits of words sink in here and there. You never know.

i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

-e.e. cummings


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