Monday, October 20, 2008

The Long & Winding Way


I make capricious
u-turns in the middle of dirt
lanes; a wake of dust trails behind
as I wander back roads
of back woods with
windows rolled

Bending toward
the sun, blades of gold sway
in fields to my left, to my right
roadside weeds flap a
weeping rhythm
against the

The Wind showcases
her fury - fragments of
tin choke trees, cutting into
their dying flesh as she
blows her soft side
through my

Sulky limbs of trees
hang low over roads like
barren cages of ribs; skeletal
remains on the blacktop
disappear with every
day, every

Clouds blow by
shaped like bones of a
fish, some like sails of a ship
as I roam these roads of
decay, yet, from them
I inhale their

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Gothic Reverie

Autumn, she beckons my attention. And like the Muse, she lights my imagination with fiery colors. But with Autumn’s colors come a darkness. Shade, shadows, and an early setting sun. Mist and fog fumble with my vision. My eyes play tricks on me. I’ve grown accustomed to the sunlight and I find myself more interested in that mysterious world behind the shadows, in the dark forest, along the cold corridor. Whether real or imagined, a different realm creeps slowly near. Does the cool, howling wind blow thinner the veil between your reality and the realm of shadows?

It does mine.

And in honor of the darkness, a darker manicure. Happy Hauntings!

pumpkin orange acrylic - text from Shakespeare's Macbeth
"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble."
black cat & witch's hat handpainted

mesh technique using lace, pumpkin orange acrylic, & black acrylic
bats & coffins handpainted

A special thanks to Barbara & Laura for letting me experiment (and then take many photos).

For those of you who love Autumn, check out a terrific little treatise on Autumn by my friend Jess at