Monday, 14 March 2011

The Alphabet Paintings: I

This painting was inspired by this poem:

On Silent Paws.

On silent paws I will walk with you, through life every day
Did you think I would leave you alone and unloved, when there is another way?
Just close your eyes and you will see me, standing by your side
Just open your ears and listen, as through life's storms you ride

I am ever present, only a prayer away
Did you think I would leave you alone and unloved, when there is another way?
Just hold the love you held for me tightly to your heart
I shall never leave you, we will never be apart

I'm here just out of sight, I will never go astray
Did you think I would leave you alone and unloved, when there is another way?
There is no death when love is the link that bound your life to mine
Just close your eyes and think of me. Smile, and all will be fine.

On Silent Paws, I will walk with you, through life every day
Did you think I would leave you alone and unloved, when there is another way?
(author unknown)

Invisible Friend


31 comments:

  1. Dear Pat,
    Your work always explores interesting themes and subjects from Jesus, imagination creatures to visible or invisible things. How wonderful they are and SO YOU ARE!!! You're a so lovely artist and lady!! Thank you for sending me all the energy you could send at that time. Then, I could get through the Saturday (*even though Sunday morning, I felt my body got into pieces on bed?! Groggy.)Please take care and keep up wonderful work.
    Best wishes and love,
    Sadami

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  2. Thanks Sadami for your very kind words.
    You are such an inspiration - you paint and remain cheerful, though you have to combat injury. I am in awe of YOU! xx

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  3. I have to say that I cried when I read the poem and the painting is so beautiful. We had our dear and beloved dog Mandy for alittle over 16 years. Even though my adult kids say we should get another dog I just cannot. I do beleive she is still around at times.

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  4. The poem is beautiful. I saved it from when I lost my first dog Spotty, at 18 years old.
    I am glad the painting touched your heart too.
    We all cope differently, Willow.
    Paul and I went to see Missy the following week, though it was another two weeks and three visits before she came home.
    I firmly believe they are around us still xx

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  5. Pat, I just got chills up my spine and tears in my eyes. The poem is lovely and inspired your hauntingly, beautiful painting. I'm in awe of your talent~~~
    (((HUgs)))

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  6. Oh thank you so much Jan. You are very kind to me xx

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  7. This is so touching on so many levels, dear Pat. Thank you for this.

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  8. You're welcome, Dora. I hope it filled you with comfort, not sorrow xx

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  9. This brings a lump in the throat to all of us who have had dogs in the past. Lovely painting.

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  10. Hi Pat, you know, I have a dog since almost 15 years, and this poem is so sad that touch my heart.....i thought to the moment when he will leave me forever.....
    You did a fantastic painting. Ciao!

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  11. oh Tito, I did not know you had a dog..sorry to make you feel sad *hugs*

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  12. Pat, what a beautiful poem, and your painting is perfect. I still have Ripley and Heathcliff padding around in my head and heart. Thank you so much for the sweet reminder

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  13. I can take no credit for the poem, just a lover of it myself :)
    Glad you like the painting.. Ripley and Heathcliff must have been very special. *hugs*

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  14. This is lovely and so full of feeling... The person in the picture might look alone, but the memory of his dog still makes it feel like the dog is still there. The poem is nice too, great inspiration for the painting.

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  15. Thanks Lavi - glad you got the feeling in it *hugs*

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  16. This is amazing, Pat! I love your concept and you really captured the poem in your painting. The dog reminds me of my Chow we had for 15 years. Great job!
    Sheryl

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  17. That poems is so sad and sweet. Makes me think of beloved pets from the past. Your painting is just gorgeous

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  18. Love 'Invisible Friend' Pat. It's beautiful.


    Jackie
    xx

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  19. Thanks Sheryl - glad it brought back some happy memories for you xx

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  20. Thanks, Ann. It is both sad and yet so full of love and hope. I am glad you think the painting is gorgeous xx

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  21. Thank you Jackie and welcome to my blog.
    Will check out your cards shortly xx

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  22. Dear Pat, your painting is in perfect harmony with the poem. This post is touching. You are a very gentle person, I believe. Happy to have your friendship, even virtual. xx

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  23. Oh, that's so sweet! Love the invisible dog!

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  24. Thank you, Anamaria.. I am so glad you think they are in perfect harmony. I am honoured to have you as a blogging friend xx

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  25. Thanks, Linda. :) I love that dog too :) xx

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  26. Love this painting, Pat, as well as the poem.

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  27. I love it, it is very poetic, Pat. xoxo

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  28. That is probably one of favorite paintings of all. It, along with the poem, are wonderful. It should be made into cards or something.

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  29. Thank you Ann, Christina and Tonya.
    Its very touching, that's for sure. xx

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