Thursday, April 29, 2010

she came alive with dirt on her hands

"she came alive with dirt  on her hands"
mixed media collage
10 x 10 x 1.5 gallery-wrapped canvas
(c) 2010 julie king

"she came alive with dirt on her hands. all winter she hunkered down against the cold, dreaming of that first spring day when she could dig her hands into the rich, newly-turned soil. there was something about the feel of the dirt on her hands that awakened her senses and let her soul fly free. even the smell could bring on a sense of euphoria, liberating dreams of her garden and hopes for her life. she let her mind wander as her hands worked, basking in the happy glow of her garden plans coming to life. a symphony of bird chatter made her smile; a light breeze caressed her body. as she sank her hands into the rich loam, she lifted her face to the sun and said a small prayer of thanks for another spring, another sunny day and another happy commune with the dirt."

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Diane said...

I love this!!

Kelly Warren said...

beautiful Julie! I love the painting and love what you wrote about it.