Connection (Concentration 1)


May 22, 2014 by mamie


Completed Date: 1/14/14

Medium: watercolor, pen & ink, graphite

Description: In the first piece of my concentration, I experimented with ideas that I started off with. I wanted to keep my shacks and architectural structures in black and white with the colorful nature weaving in and out and over them, so the wood remained grey while the moss/lichen and branches were in color.

Also, I knew I would incorporate text from a poem, song, or book into the painting, so I started looking up some poetry that I thought fit with this specific mood. Well, at this point, I had no idea what subject or feeling I was looking for. However, when I came across this poem, something just felt right. Overall, this painting just represented the beginning of a connection to the shacks and the forest around them.



© Sheila Visingardi
As a child, I would sit and ponder,
at the wooded areas, for their beauty relaxed me.
The sway of the branches and whistling of the winds,
as if they were calling my name.

Then as I grew older, they were my retreat,
for the woods became my own world.
A world full of imagination, creativity,
resourcefulness, as well as inspiration.

I loved my domain, for no problems were to great,
the woods protected me from everything.
The branches would open as to hold me.
The animals, in their busy ways, stopped to welcome me.

It was this place, my wooded world, that I lived for.
It is that place that beckons me now.
For it was only there, in them woods, I felt truly free.
As free as I would feel when your love would surround me.

loving memory to John H. Burns Sr. -my father

Family Friend Poems 


4 thoughts on “Connection (Concentration 1)

  1. Mary says:

    Wonderful to see your art Mamie, it’s been a while and this piece was worth waiting for. Love the crisp detail of the shack and wisps of blue limbs, all works so beautifully and yes, the poem a perfect compliment to your painting.

  2. Do you sell your art? I might be interested in purchasing this!

    • mamie says:

      Thank you so much for looking at my artwork and for asking about purchasing this piece! I could definitely sell you print(s) and possibly the original. I’ll go ahead and email you more details. 🙂

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