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"Into White"

by Patience

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Art: Into White by Artist Patience
..."Into White"...

My entry for the January 2015 Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC) (~the theme being '5 Random Things') is an original acrylic painting on a 9 x 12 gallery-wrapped canvas.  "Into White" is signed, with painted sides, and ready to hang.  At 9" x 12", it is one of my larger NFAC entries....

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I built my house from barley rice,
Green pepper walls and water ice,
Tables of paper wood, windows of light,
And everything emptying into White.

A simple garden, with acres of sky,
A Brown-haired dogmouse
If one dropped by,
Yellow Delanie would sleep well at night,
With everything emptying into White.

A sad Blue eyed drummer rehearses outside,
A Black spider dancing on top of his eye,
Red legged chicken stands ready to strike,
And everything emptying
Into White.

~"Into White", by the musician known formerly as Cat Stevens

When casting about for inspiration for January's theme, 'Five Random Things', a song from my childhood came to mind.  The youngest of four kids, with my next oldest sibling seven years my senior, I recall the dominant soundtrack of my youth being the numerous record albums my big brothers and sister frequently played.  One of those albums was 'Tea for the Tillerman', by Cat Stevens, to which I loved singing along.  His song, "Into White", with its simple haunting tune and poetically surreal lyrics, never failed to send my youthful imagination into overdrive. 

My entry, with its 5 Random Things, is a little tribute both to the song, and my childhood memories of it....

I journaled about my entry -- for more information about this piece, please visit my blog:


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