She speaks in silence-
void of mouth,
Robbed of sound.
Yet, her soul screams volumes:
…if only you listened.
Her heart flutters as her wings;
through the blinking starlit eyes
…coldly watching in the night.
She follows you,
like the moon…
drawn to your light.
Lured by your promises,
to love, to feel, to live.
To see the “Truth”-
She brings messages of Hope and Faith
Transformed in new life.
For her wings will unfold,
…as her noisy soul endures,
Inside her mouthless shell,
Yes, her Truth shall be told.
-Erin R. Hogan ©2014
(Original artwork and poetry by Erin Hogan)
It isn’t even Halloween, but I felt the intense urge to do an illustration of Santa. I’ve had this image burning into my head for MONTHS. I kept thinking of this jolly old elf sleeping on his soft chair by the fire, under a comfy quilt, holding his white cat (Snowball). Since it has been a blast-furnace, Africa-hot with record-breaking heat and no rain in sight; I was dreaming of snow, snuggling by a fire and the holidays.
Things have been a bit busy the past few months with marathon training (seriously, it is like having a part-time job that makes you ravenous, exhausted and sore). However, last week I had a running accident on a nature trail and ended-up taking a bad fall fracturing my knee (of course it happened RIGHT in front of a high school photography class). Long story short, while I heal; I will be focusing on creating new art, growing bone and working on my children’s book. Happy October!
“The Gift” So, I finally finished one (of five) prompts for my “Enchanted Visions” artist submissions. The prompt was “The Gift” and I decided to capture the sweet innocence of my friend’s little girl. I adore portraiture (especially children) and at this point, I am not sure I will even make prints of her. I’d rather include her in my children’s book (which I am writing), with a poem, entitled, “The Gift.” I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!
I created this latest painting on a whim this week while finishing another piece with the theme, “Frustration.” Since I was in the ‘zone’ and delving into emotions using visual communication, I decided to do “Sorrow.”
Speaking of sorrow; if this sinus infection doesn’t go away soon I will fall into the pit of despair…
…is exhausting at times. Waiting for a reply. Waiting for validation. Waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak. While I wait for a an answer from a faceless art director, life and Universe; I can only feel a bit isolated in my own feelings of: fear, anxiety, elation, hope and anticipation. As an unknown artist, sometimes, the waiting (to be ‘seen’) is the worst part of the struggle. You put your heart and soul on a piece of paper and put it out into the cosmos…waiting. Drowning in your own thoughts…while struggling to keep hope alive. On that note, I will post an updated progress of my “Mother Goose” to cheer myself-up. Having one of ‘those’ days.