Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Scintilla Project: The End

Prompt:  Tell a story that you haven't told yet. Give it a different ending than the one that really happened. Don't tell us where you start changing things. Just go.

water pulling you under
slipping away until all air gone
the fight, gasping at life


She found herself drawn to the water's edge and stood there a while.  As the sand shifted beneath her feet her gaze drifted lazily towards the horizon.  The sky was a deep blue, mirroring the intensity of the ocean and the sun sat high in the sky.  A trickle of sweat rolled down her face and the slight breeze felt cool against her skin.

Her gaze shifted downwards and feeling the gentle pull of the water as it swirled around her ankles she began to inch forward.  Goosebumps rose to cover her flesh and she gave a slight shudder.  Her steps were tentative at first but once the water reached her midsection she gave way to the cold and began to swim.

The gentle rocking motion of the water was comforting, soothing and she soon found herself lost in thought.  Turning towards the beach she smiled, life just didn't get better than this. 

She didn't see it coming . . . the large wave that wrapped its arms around her and pulled her under.  Spinning out of control she was confused and disorientated.  Round and around she rolled unable to get a solid footing.   Tirelessly she fought to reach the surface, to catch her breath, but the grip of the ocean was strong and had no plans of letting go.  In that moment fear gave way to acceptance.  She felt the fight  leave her body and a calm descend upon her, it was time.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Scintilla Project: A Part Of Me Lost

Prompt:  Show a part of your nature that you feel you've lost.  Can you get it back?  Would it be worth it?

I heard someone say "it's time".  My breath caught in my throat as my heart pounded.  Two simple words that would forever change my life.  I wanted to shake them off like an ill fitting sweater but the more I struggled the tighter they took hold. 

My feet began to to move and I found myself inching towards the room where you lay.  There was a strange sound that seemed out of place . . . . . a death rattle filled the room, filling my heart and soul with its presence. 

I took your hand and just moments later I felt you leave.  With one last breath, you, the man who had meant the world to me were gone.  In that moment I felt ripped wide open as though there was a gaping hole right through the very core of me.  A part of me was lost that day.  Even though nine years have passed, and the hole is smaller, a part of me will remain forever lost.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Scintilla Project: You Rescued Me

Prompt:  No one does it alone. Write a letter to your rescuer or mentor (be it a person, book, film, record, anything). Share the way they lit up your path.

through the doctor visits and surgeries
you were there for me

when I didn't understand
you explained it to me

when no one else understood
you got me

when I was scared and confused
you comforted me

when I couldn't help myself
you cared for me

through the good times and the bad
you supported me

when I was in so much pain I wanted to die
you rescued me

Linking up with the Scintilla Project

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Pulse Of Mixed Media - A Dream Realized

Seth is one of those incredibly unique individuals that has a huge heart, a warm soul and an amazing ability to unite artists of all abilities.  If you follow his blog, The Altered Page, you will know what I'm talking about and when you pick up a copy of his book you will experience this first hand.

I feel extremely honored to have a piece of my artwork featured in its pages along with so many other incredibly talented artists.  Having something published always felt like a far away dream, something always out of reach but then Seth placed that dream firmly within the palm of my hand.

Seth has been introducing us to the 31 main artists contained within this book over on his blog.  I urge you to stop by, the talent really is incredible.