Evolution of an Artist ( for my sister Donna )

C.D. MooreStarred Page By C.D. Moore, 3rd Mar 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1zvgkiph/
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This is a poem about how, as a child the effort to see what others saw led my sister Donna on a journey to become a the artist she is today.

The Desire to See


She wanted so much to see what others saw
A toddler in her grandmothers arms
But the things she knew the names of were so few
So frog is what she heard and felt her failure to perceive
Through the fog what she thought was waiting to be seen there


At a December birthday long ago
Her Dad drew the icing face of Santa on her cake
She so keenly felt the disappointment of the family
When she could not see the face they saw
She could not please
For where were the reindeer and the sleigh
The most important parts, inseparable from Santa Claus

Beginnings


A little older now she'd learned the names of many things
And what delight to say
Pig, dog or horse and have her father
Draw them just for her
What magic to hold a thought within the mind
Then watch it appear in form and line
Upon the paper

A big girl now, she was given to amuse
A paint by numbers set, brand new
Another way to see close up
Broken down to shapes and many colours
Though not making any sense by themselves
Faithful following would make a painting
She learned to concentrate and be exact
And how to copy pictures from a book
Horses were her favorite

Practice

Through the years she taught herself to see
The details that most others never saw
The vein on a leaf, or a shadow on a tree
Forest scenes were ones that she loved best
With paths that ended in the light
She taught herself to see them clear and true
These were the paths , she knew would guide her through
She even learned to see the airy spaces in between
The denser forms of what she knew

Seeing of a Deeper Kind


And when she had mastered seeing what appeared to be
She relaxed as if at long journeys end
Then came the deeper mystery
The edges softened
And the details too
As she began to see the light within
Overflow the form
And sourcing from with the place where light is one
She saw and painted from
The inner core reality



Credits: Pictures by permission of : my sister, Donna Moores

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Artists, Cdmoore, Donna Moores Gallery, Oil Painting, Painting, Painting Technique

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I write about spirituality, health, psychology, and ecology. Usually in poetic form (my 1st love) but now I'm venturing into the world of
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author avatar Songbird B
4th Mar 2014 (#)

Oh this is pure magic C.D! I so enjoyed reading this. My artwork is done through my macro photography, not so much a brush, but I could relate to this easily. A very creative Star merit indeed dear friend..\0/x

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author avatar C.D. Moore
4th Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you Songbird.Yes I love your Photography. How is your book coming?

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author avatar Songbird B
4th Mar 2014 (#)

Completed what I can of it and it looks great..Now just have to find a publisher..that's the hard part! \0/x

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author avatar C.D. Moore
4th Mar 2014 (#)

Yes, that's always the hard part for artists. Keep me posted.
ox

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
4th Mar 2014 (#)

a lovely read indeed C.D and the pictures are lovely...

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author avatar C.D. Moore
5th Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you, Carolina.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Mar 2014 (#)

Lovely and heartfelt tribute to your dear sister Donna - words of pure magic and in depth, thanks C D Moore - siva

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author avatar C.D. Moore
5th Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you Siva. I haven't been around much but will check out your pages soon.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
5th Mar 2014 (#)

Beautiful post an work!

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author avatar C.D. Moore
5th Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you Fern. Always good to see you here.

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author avatar Mariah
5th Mar 2014 (#)

Just a beautiful celebration of a wonderful talent..

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author avatar C.D. Moore
5th Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you so much, Mariah

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Mar 2014 (#)

Just beyond...heart and mind blend...(love)ly in every way....stunning pictures shared and and words deeply felt here....thanks...C.D...:0)

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author avatar C.D. Moore
5th Mar 2014 (#)

Your comment is very much appreciated. Thank you, Delicia.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
13th Mar 2014 (#)

Wonderful tribute to your sister.

And as far as publishers go, check out CreateSpace via Amazon. If you can scan your art into PDF format (or get a company to do it for you -- like an office supply store that makes copies generally has the technology), then creating your book online and making it available for sale is fairly easy.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
31st Mar 2014 (#)

Thanks I will keep that in mind Phyl.

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author avatar Kingwell
3rd Apr 2014 (#)

Beautiful poetry and a great tribute to your sister

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author avatar C.D. Moore
4th Apr 2014 (#)

Thank you Kingwell!

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