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SoCS: Angel Wings, Caladiums, Fairies, an Owl, and my Old Dog

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Here’s our prompt: “the last photo you took.” Take the last photo you snapped. What’s the first word that comes to mind when you look at it? That word is your prompt. Enjoy!

The last photo I took was…. No wait. What’s the word? It’s a toss up between, Fairy, and What, as in What is the title of this piece of art that I’ve been working on for the past year and a half?

It all started when David was making a cabinet to store more canned goods at the start of COVID. He brought home the door of the cabinet, and I said, “Wait a minute! Look at those angel wings!”

Here’s one section

Unfortunately, it’s a bit heavy, but I couldn’t let it just be a cabinet door. Here are some enhancements below inspired by the wood grain. I was looking at caladiums a lot. Then the owl just showed up.

This was maybe a year ago.

Well, it’s closer to being finished. It might even be finished. I don’t know. And I don’t know what to call it. Tree fairies and friends? Caladium Angels, Fairies and Friends? Any ideas? Here’s where it is now:

What’s the first word that comes to your mind?

I didn’t plan the painting much. Some things just emerged, like my Golden Boy, Jesse who’s in heaven. Maybe he’s hanging out with fairies and owls.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

31 thoughts on “SoCS: Angel Wings, Caladiums, Fairies, an Owl, and my Old Dog

  1. Wow!

  2. What a beautiful work of art, JoAnna! The images blend so well with the wooden grain that it seems as though the former tree is revealing a glimpse of its world. The painting is rich with symbolism, both positive and negative: the owl, beloved dog, fairies/angels, heart-shaped caladium leaves. Since the owl takes center stage with its soul-piercing eyes, my first thoughts were of wisdom and a warning (both symbolic of the owl). The biblical verse came to mind: “Wisdom has built herself a house…” (Proverbs 9: 1) Perhaps, this can help you to come up with a fitting title.

    • Thank you for your thoughtful insights, Rosaliene. I did not give much conscious thought in all the time of painting this piece. I did not plan to put the owl in center stage, though wisdom is important to me. Looking at the owl again just now, it seems also protective which a warning could be. When I paint, especially when inspired by wood grain, it does feel more like a process of revealing or emerging. I appreciate you picking up on these things and giving me more to consider now that it’s done, or almost done.

  3. Oh, I LOVE it just the way it is!!!

  4. That is amazingly beautiful, Joanna. I am so glad you saved it from a coat of paint or stain. Much better.

  5. Thank you for sharing!!.. a lovely work of art!.. it also speaks volumes of what lies in the heart of the creator, you!… I would just leave it like it is… 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    (Irish Saying)

  6. Imaginative and unique artwork, JoAnna! Thank you for sharing!

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