The Narrator

Posing on her stage

In front of the curtain

Profile to audience, she is

Actress? Director?

Narrator, yes,

Of changing times

She waits

Hoping the seas will give up their secrets

Share a rosier picture of planetary change

If she could shapeshift

She might discover things

Why the solitary gull flies against the flock

For now though

She remains

Trapped on a stage

Helpless

Awestruck

Most of the mixed media paints and tools are packed away now, not to be opened until some time after “the move”. (The big truck comes next Tuesday and doesn’t arrive at our new home until the 21st.) But I’ve reserved lots of pieces of old paintings/demos/goofs to be mined for these new Muse works.

Years ago I painted moody ocean scenes in watercolor, then switched to fluid acrylics, throwing out the “rules” I’d learned. This one is a combination of both. I’ve come to rely on the words that come as I work on the “construction” of these works, which come together seemingly randomly. It’s all very personal of course, but at this stage of life, there’s nothing to hide. Wouldn’t you agree? Except for the social security number of course. Haha!

4 comments

  1. Hi Susan. Sorry to see that you are leaving California but glad I might be able to visit sometime when in Kirkland, Wa seeing my daughter and family. Your work is so beautiful and soulful. I will plan to keep in touch with you once you are settled. Best wishes for a wonderful connection to nature wherever you land. The animals will find you and give you their love, the plants will hold you in their heart. Love, Sharon

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  2. Thanks for sharing your in er artist. Hugs – and best wishes for your smooth move!

    Xoxo Marybeth

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