I see you through the keyhole
In a quiet alleyway
A lonely dame cloaked in darkness
Only your world-weary eyes
give your secrets away
An alternate world unfolds before me
Of alchemy, stardust and jeweled stones
As you raise your gaze towards me
It feels like time has stopped
A second that feels like eternity –
A precious connection
Across thick concrete walls
That will be etched in my memory forever.
Mixed media, inspired by the black ski pistes on Gemstock in Andermatt, Switzerland
Have you noticed when people are searching for a sign, they tend to look up – waiting for clouds to part, birds, a burst of sun ray etc. I painted hot air balloons on two canvases but was discouraged when they ended up looking amateurish and silly. I was sketching out this piece and suddenly had cold feet, thinking I’m probably going to waste a 3rd huge canvas and lots of paint again. When I was putting the canvas away, my hubby came knocking on the door to my art studio and commented: isn’t it strange to see a single hot air balloon flying over us here in Switzerland? I think this was My sign and I persevered (although I almost gave up midway too cos it was starting to look like a kid’s drawing of the solar system) and felt at peace when I finished this piece, inspired by our family summer holiday in Cappadocia, Turkey.
I hope this post will inspire or encourage anyone who is struggling to make tough/life-altering (or at least it looks like that for now) decisions; sometimes u have to stop thinking about the what if’s, the fears and consequences and just pause and, Look Up.
“Follow the sign”, acrylic, 90x130cm.