A Strange Song For The Inner Artist

Is my Palette trying to tell me something?

A naturally formed Heart Shape on my paint palette...as I first started painting Archangel Michael. I put down a big blob of white acrylic paint and went away to get something. This was what was greeting me as I came back. What a lovely surprise.
A naturally formed Heart Shape on my paint palette...as I first started painting Archangel Michael. I put down a big blob of white acrylic paint and went away to get something. This was what was greeting me as I came back. What a lovely surprise.
Archangel Michael by Violet Flame - rough outline
Archangel Michael by Violet Flame - rough outline
Archangel Michael by Violet Flame
Archangel Michael by Violet Flame




“I Need You To Believe!”


When you, with a few strokes,

outlined my face,

a few splashes of colour,

sharpened my frame,

a few more deliberation of mute paint brushes,

brought me into being,

I knew you knew

that I am

alive

because of you.


“I Need You To Believe!”


When you rustled my hair with some blue,

sweetened my smile with a small curve,

When you peered into my soul

and saw the colour of my eyes,

I knew you knew

that I am

alive

because of you.


“I Need You To Believe!”


When you called me forth on your canvas

when you fathomed me in your mind

when you plugged me straight out of your daydreaming,

you are making life

real

for me.


I knew you knew

I hope you knew

without you,

I

could

not

be


If you walk away now,

if you give in to their false persuasion,

if you can’t see the true power in your awesome

imagination,

Alas, a whole world of worlds

will cease to be.


Oh,

for the sake of love

for the sake of all dreams

for the sake of true creation


“We Need You To Believe!”


(after all,

without you and your creation

what is God gonna do with all His

inspiration and its deliberation?

So for God's sake,

"Believe!")



by Violet Flame

Are you allowing yourself to create?

At the present moment, do you tend to honour or suppress your inner artist?

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singlmomat52 6 years ago

Girl, this is so lovely!!! Thank you so much for sharing!! It truly is a painting in words!! I love it!!

Beautiful Hub!!! xoxo


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Violet Flame 6 years ago from Auckland, NZ Author

ha ha thank you singlmomat52 xo I had fun playing with this one. It is more my artist's positive self-talk; as there are just too many negative ones (in my environment). So I thought I would balance it out.

I've realized that in order to help my inner artist survive and grow strong, I need to protect her from the negativity of my world, the "false-persuasion."

I've never been a mother. But I have just realized that I need to be a strong and supportive parent to the fragile artist within. I have waited too long in vain to have that kind of support in real life, so it's time I give it to myself. I will support her, I will nurture her, I will fight for her! ( I am so shocked when even my partner could not understand.)

I know whatever she has is invaluable, and it is up to me and me alone to ensure her survival. And I know she will do much more than just survive, she will thrive, she will inspire and she will prosper!


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camlo 6 years ago from Cologne, Germany

How talented you are, Purple Flame!

You write and you paint, and how very well you do both.


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camlo 6 years ago from Cologne, Germany

Sorry, I meant 'Violet Flame' ... I must have been very tired at the time of writing the above comment.


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Violet Flame 6 years ago from Auckland, NZ Author

Ha ha Thank You camlo! purple and violet are very much the same, I love the whole range of the difference purple hues one get from mixing red and blue, and maybe some white. I do keep myself pretty busy from painting, writing, reading (when I can fit it in) and running a budding therapeutic massage therapy practice. Yet my partner wants me to get a part time job on top of it all. I don't think he understands how important painting and writing are for me. He thinks it is just a past time, something one fools around with when there's spare time after a full week's "work". I know if I get another part time job I will not have the energy necessary to generate the writing and painting so essential for my soul's expression. So my goal now is to generate some money from my art in order to make it "legitimate" and "respectable" in his eyes. I would love to prove it to him how it is possible to not only survive, but thrive, financially from doing what one loves and what matters most to our spirit.


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Violet ,I'll save my comment only because you've got me thinking so about this question ! Thanks for sharing .


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Violet Flame 4 years ago from Auckland, NZ Author

Hi ahorseback,

Thank you for coming by! An artist/writer is nothing without his audience/readers. I was brought up in the kind of mental environment that values material success over creativity. It takes me a long time to honour the artist/writer in me. Now, I really believe that as an artist or a writer, we are carrying the important responsibility to broaden people's mind. We are way showers, guardians of portals to new perceptions, possibilities, even alternative dimensions. So Bravo! (To all of us) :-D


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Violet , I have at times failed to see that in myself ! You are , of course , right about that . but i.ll say this the comments that I've recieved in 2 1/2 years is the best part of what I have experienced ! Thanks for your awesome insight !......Hugs .

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