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A Promise…

A Promise….

“The Messenger”

by Erin Hogan ©2014

by Erin Hogan ©2014

THE MESSENGER

She speaks in silence-
void of mouth,
Robbed of sound.
Yet, her soul screams volumes:
pleading,
begging,
showing,
…if only you listened.
Her heart flutters as her wings;
through the blinking starlit eyes
…coldly watching in the night.

She follows you,
Loyal
like the moon…
drawn to your light.
Lured by your promises,
to love, to feel, to live.
To see the “Truth”-
concealed within…
writhing,
yearning,
waiting…..

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)

Sleeping Santa (work-in-progress)

by Erin Hogan ©2014

by Erin Hogan ©2014

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”

“The Gift” WMTheGiftSo, 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!

“Shades of Blue”…

by Erin Hogan ©2014

by Erin Hogan ©2014

“Sorrow”…and struggle

by Erin Hogan ©2014

by Erin Hogan ©2014

“Shades of Blue” work-in-progress

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I haven’t been painting much with summer break, family activities and my 20 year high school reunion ( how did that happen?).  I have some new works in rotation and possible news to announce.  Happy Hump Day!