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Balance in the Chaos

What is this churning deep inside my soul?
What is this burning that will not let me go?

In the stillness I am quite, I do not breath a sound.
In the stillness I am unmoving, yet the churning still abounds.

I seek for words but come up short.
The feeling is bigger than my vocabulary.
I seek for answers but have none to report,
The churn evades my every quarry.

Is it friend or foe?
Is it a guiding light,
or sent to imploded.

Should i banish this beast,
or embrace it like a child?
Should I run to retreat,
or let it run wild?

Is it pushing me to greatness or pulling me into defeat?
Is this rumbling moving forward or keeping me in my seat?

Answers will come, but maybe not today.
Until then I keep on stepping and seek for balance in the fray.

Gouache and Acrylic on canvas
20 x 20 x 1.5 in
2019
$250
Balance in the Chaos What is this churning deep inside my soul? What is this burning that will not let me go? In the stillness I am qui...
VULNERABILITY

The helmet falls.
Fresh air hits my face.
The burden is lifted,
I can quicken my pace.

The armor had almost grown to me,
as I hid inside my metal shell.
I forgot it could be taken off.
I had worn it so long so well.

It is scary to hear my armor fall,
and know arrows may pierce my chest.
But the rush of freedom, being fully seen.
Without a doubt I know its best.

The armor may protect you,
but it also holds you back,
from giving the world your uniqueness,
and showing up where it lacks.

Gouache & Acrylic on canvas
48 x 30 x 1.5 in
2019
$720
VULNERABILITY The helmet falls. Fresh air hits my face. The burden is lifted, I can quicken my pace. The armor had almost grown to me,...
Burn Your Boat

Burn your boat,
don't leave an avenue of retreat.

It is win or lose.
Victory or defeat.

Its a high stakes game.
All in or all out.

Its a leap of faith.
No turning about.

We're all in our heads,
thinking everything is logical.

But the best things in life come
from doing the impossible.

The impossible is not logical.
It doesn't make sense.

It might be good for taxes,
but not for moving mountains.

What boats can you burn?
What safety net are you clinging to?
Whats the step you're avoiding that you know you should do?

Gouache on canvas
10 x 20 x 1.5 in
2019
$150
Burn Your Boat Burn your boat, don't leave an avenue of retreat. It is win or lose. Victory or defeat. Its a high stakes game. All in...
Breakthrough 

Breakthrough means progress,
progress means improve.
Improve means advance,
advance means move.
Move means change,
change means growth.
Growth means triumph,
triumph means hope.
Hope means inspiration,
inspiration means success.
Success means innovation,
Innovation means metamorphosis.
Metamorphosis means transform,
transform means renew.
Renew means revolution,
Revolution means...
BREAKTHROUGH!

Gouache on canvas
20 x 16 x 3/4 inches
2018 
N/A
Breakthrough Breakthrough means progress, progress means improve. Improve means advance, advance means move. Move means change, change...
Illusion of Perfection

Egg Tempera on wooden panel  
14 x 11 x 1.5 in
2020
$75
Illusion of Perfection Egg Tempera on wooden panel 14 x 11 x 1.5 in 2020 $75
AWAKE MY HEART

Awaken, my heart.
Don't hit the snooze again.
Arise and rejoice.
Let your destiny begin.

Let the dreams flow,
let the visions surge.
Let the Spirit move.
Give ugly thoughts the purge.

Awaken, my heart.
The journey is ahead.
Adventure, passion, calling-
If I only get out of bed.

Gouache & Acrylic on canvas
24 x 30 x 1.5
2019
$350
AWAKE MY HEART Awaken, my heart. Don't hit the snooze again. Arise and rejoice. Let your destiny begin. Let the dreams flow, let the vi...
JUMP START

Be spark for others,
give willing of your light.
We all face the dark at times.
We all need help in our plight.

We all lose hope,
and need a jolt of love.
A recharging of our spirit,
from a word or a hug.

So carry your cables,
be ready to share,
all the motivation, compassion,
and time you can spare.

True joy is in the giving
the gifting
the care.
Then we truly start living,
start growing,
Lets dare!

Gouache & Acrylic on canvas
24 x 20 x 1.5in
2019
$250
JUMP START Be spark for others, give willing of your light. We all face the dark at times. We all need help in our plight. We all lose...
LEAVE THE LIGHT ON

Someone left a light on,
high up on a hill.
For those in deep water,
or looking for another pill.

For those who feel abandoned,
or beaten by the waves.
For those who took a wrong turn,
which left others broken and betrayed.

A beam through the darkness,
a welcoming light.
A sign of compassion,
a way out of the plight.

A shot of hope in the coldness.
A warm embrace without words.
No agenda but love.
No voice lecturing to be heard.

No photo shoot for Facebook.
No campaigning for a vote.
Just a simple light left on,
a symbol of care for a lost boat.

Gouache & Acrylic on canvas
24 x 30 x 1.5 in 
2019
N/A
LEAVE THE LIGHT ON Someone left a light on, high up on a hill. For those in deep water, or looking for another pill. For those who feel...
Lena

Acrylic on canvas
30 x 48 x 1.5
2020
N/A
Lena Acrylic on canvas 30 x 48 x 1.5 2020 N/A