Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cairn V - Strength, Acrylic, 5x5 Inches

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Another cairn painting - a little one.  
At the risk of boring everyone, I would like to say a little about the cairn paintings and why I do them.  I was intrigued when I saw my first cairn.  I was astounded when I saw them at the vortex in Sedona, about 9 years ago - hundreds of them.  And again in Maine.  I think each one is like a lesson - of patience to find the right angle of each stone, of gentleness in the placing of the stone atop.  Of the joy I find in our differences - I think each stone has a personality and it's color and shape reveal it,  I think we must trust when we balance them, and give in to that sense of balance.  Very much the way I want to live my life.  This one is named Strength because the stones fit very solidly into each other, and support each other.  I know people of true strength.  I bet you do, too.
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10 comments:

  1. Beautiful expression of what you have seen and felt, both in words and in paint. To me there's something eduring and peaceful as well. Nice!

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  2. Boring..no way. Now I have to read about the vortex in Sedona and Maine.Living in balance and having strength to support each other..lovely Kelley.

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  3. wonderful post kelley! i didn't know about cairns and will look them up. so simple and yet so meaningful. i was going to say you "rock" but i guess i'll have to say i'm stoned! wonderful!

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  4. Tienes una forma especial de representar las piedras. Me encantan!

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  5. I love your cairn paintings, Kelley! I've always had a soft spot (so to speak) for cairns and things like them. Such fun to paint!

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  6. Neat post Kelley, no not boring. I like the green background and blue you used in the shadow-good choices girlfriend.

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  7. I saw a cairn in of all places, Milton, while I was stuck in traffic. You're right, the immediate effect was one of calming...and I thought of your paintings.

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  8. Beautiful painting. Wonderful story to tell us how special these Cairns are and that they can teach a lesson. Love what you wrote you feel the lesson to be- special indeed Kelley.

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  9. Hey Kelley, kind of strange but I got an email from you today but it had no painting , just a paragraph titled "Primary Heading" and then it was all in latin.
    Anyway, I went to your blog and I love the "Strength" painting and I really like what you wrote about cairns.

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  10. Lovin' your words...lovin' today's painting.

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