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Whimsical Angel Drawings and a One Winged Angel

Updated on February 10, 2014

Waiting on Breathless Angels

I am very interested in anything to do with wings and flight. Tiny angels, butterflies, birds, fairies.. I am interested in FLIGHT!

My Poem "Waiting on Breathless Angels", my sculptures from my "Bleeding Wings" series speaks to all of this. I think we are often afraid to take flight, reach out beyond what we think we can do sometimes. Thus most of what I write, paint, sculpt has to do with that idea as I try to discover why and why not. This lens is about the twists and turns of our emotions; the ups and downs and in-between's. It is about the struggle and yet about the ecstasy of finding our way, through art.

It is about the love of art and yet being fearful that inspiration might not be found.

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Waiting on Breathless Angels

I spoke to a looking glass

hoping for some new vision

to explode uncontrollably

glorious visit from a mentor

music coming out of me.

But today...

I don't feel one thing.

No secret friends

just a few pictures

fantasy art of exotic women

female form photography

online

waiting to be the next fantasy fairy.

Mirror placed close to my face

I had to look away

twas a pitiful display

of feeling just about nothing.

My eyes that once burned with tears

craving the lust of beautiful drawings

left a pitiful trail of ice.

I had to hope

that no one would catch me

days of no colors at all

breathless exotic fairies.

I had a chance to build a trail

along a line of light

the moon had gone chasing

a room of stars in flight

and all the while the sun stopped shining

in honor of those inner photographs

that held up banners

for my pathetic prayers

to no one

just the tune of the night.

Words for a wounded soldier

came to mind

and so

I put those containers of stars

away.

Sacrifice your name

for honor

line the box with old songs

and all the angels could say was

hate is a very consuming blanket.

Yet its easy to package

and travels well

on instinct.

And thus the rhythm of sainthood

took pause

a conscience

or just a quirk

a stupid list of rules

in a confessions absence.

Is it possible that the angel did not see

the weariness in my eye

before I fell?

Didn't see the door open

or courage

that once inspected closely

had melted?

Is it possible that she missed

her own open wounds

female forms photographed

unguarded erotic pleasures

displaying mine

instead?

And from that space

simple flower fairies race toward

things they might not understand

exotic potential

spun glass figurines

tiny statues of grace

acting out directions.

Despite the

emptiness that others do profess

once inspected

the freedom of it

is glaring.

Pausing

reflecting

I say back to me

who and where and why

are still useful tools

to knock on doorways

and celebrate their rebellion.

The fantasy art

of this professed exotic woman

still intact

she's just waiting for another moon.

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

copyright 2012

ALL ART IS DONE BY ME

Tiny Angels

Wind chimes, figurines, candle holders...

TURN ON SOME MUSE MUSIC FOR AMBIANCE!

IS THE MUSIC ON?

Miriam Stockley

My Poem, "Whimsical Angel Drawings and a One Winged Angel" - IMAGE is of "Leaving Klimt" 12x6x3 sculpture on canvas/mixed medium

I will take in the sky

and hold it's beautiful offerings.

I will collect whimsical angels.

A one winged angel I will be.

I project the strokes it takes to paint this fairy.

I will push out colors

my palette close at hand.

My one winged angel

disguised at times

her identity to be revealed.

I sift through all my seeds

sort out the ones that will give new life

and watch the rest

fly softly into the wind

to safely find their way.

I reached beyond a rainbow

and drench myself in fairy dust.

I gathered mermaid pictures.

and magical mystical creatures.

I read legends of mermaids.

I had debates about enlightenment.

I heard tales from the lips of angels.

I am a fantasy wild woman,

a one winged angel.

I take out my crayons and make

tiny whimsical angel drawings.

I am a tiny fairy

a one winged angel

anything that strikes my fancy.

I am everything I decide to include

in my journal each and every day.

Words on pages

illustrations of my mood.

A one winged angel

or a culmination of visions.

I will paint whimsical musicians

and beautiful women.

I will sculpt a castle and live there at will.

I will gather letters from the tooth fairy

keep them in a wooden case for emergencies.

I will create a cabaa

serve chocolate eclairs and tea.

I will share my blessed cookbook

and quote affirmations of love.

I will post fairy coloring pages

set them in line

color them when I fell bored.

I will cut out paper dolls

that only dance at midnight.

I will find dragons, capture their fire

and warm my toes on cold days.

Goddess of art

a tale for today

I coast

I spin

I coat my visions with creativity.

Whimsical angel drawings

fantasy art of a goddess

I am or long to be.

Innocent angels

I gave you a key?

I opened the door often

so that you dear friends

would remember me.

There are no debates

about finding enlightenment

this window has never had curtains.

Samples of love affirmations

tied with bright and colorful ribbons

reminded me.

I am a one winged angel

and in my hand

I still have the treasures that sparked it all

my beautiful whimsical angel drawings

held fastly with my one free hand.

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

copyright 2012

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DREAM

Anastasia Volochkova dancing to Adiemus by Karl Jenkins.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Miriam Stockley - Vocals

Mary Carewe - Additional Vocals

Pamela Thorby - Recorder

Mike Ratledge - Programmed Percussion

MORE of Anastasia Volochkova dancing tpp!

Spirituality - A Review of "Angels in the ER" - by Rick Fess

There are angels among us, and "Angels in the ER" by Dr. Robert D. Lesslie, MD caught my eye because I still believe in angels. I knew the "ER" meant Emergency Room because I have been there more than once. I thought that this would be a book about people leaving their bodies after being clinically dead on the operating table, or hovering outside an ambulance while they are on the way to witness their own resurrection. Thank God (mine, maybe not yours), this book is about real people. Doctors, nurses, emergency personnel, and the rest of us who visit hospitals as patients and as visitors. Spiritual fiction? I'm not sure...

The author is a doctor who works at an emergency hospital in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He has seen the incredible things that people can endure and the experiences that they can survive first hand. He knows that certain people will step up and exhibit their true tendencies in an emergency situation. Others will stand down and show theirs as well. There are times when you will not know what will happen next. Those are the times that "angels" appear in the form of humans, and they are usually not accompanied by flashes of lightning and rolls of thunder - in fact, this practically never happens anymore.

Dr. Lesslie has years of experience and can easily verify the cases that he writes about. Can he verify EVERYTHING that happens? No. Some of these occurrences will be considered spiritual and purely fictional. As a doctor he can provide the case histories, the names of the people and the dates that they occurred, although they are rarely given in his book. Should you choose to be skeptical you will have to contact him personally for more detailed information, and even then he is probably restricted from giving this information out to the general public.

I chose to read this book because of the title and because it was written by a doctor. I still put my trust in doctors, and I have read too many books by so-called "religious experts" who have disappointed me with their writing. Dr. Lesslie provides a very readable book broken down into short stories about things that he and others have experienced in an emergency room. Some have happy endings, some are very sad and some are actually disgusting in the way that people act today. The stories with the true "angels" are inspiring and this is a book that I will keep on my shelf.

Dr. Robert Lesslie has spent over 25 years as a doctor in his general practice and as an ER doctor. In this book (he has written others as well) he patiently guides you through some of his more memorable experiences with patients, other ER personnel and their families. Each story can be read on it's own and each chapter begins with a verse of scripture that is related to the tale being told. Although the scripture verses are purely for reference, I found it inspiring to go back to the beginning of each chapter to see how that particular verse could be applied to the story he had just related. The doctor's knowledge, spirituality and personal values are revealed - this is not just a book about the trials and tribulations of an ER staff.

Although not every story ends up with every patient being miraculously saved, those that are saved are usually grateful. The patient who manages to leave WITH the fake X-rays he brought with him (?) and WITHOUT his expected shot of Demerol and a prescription for either Tylox, Percocet or Oxycontin will absolutely make you cringe. This chapter titled "You're On My last Nerve" will give you some idea of the lengths people will go to to feed their addictions. It is scary just to read about it.

There are not only angels in the ER, they are in the lives of each one of us. Some show up and make themselves known to us everyday in their quiet, subtle way. The mechanic who fixed your car, the person who held a door for you, the lady who poured your coffee, the man who cleared away your table, the people you live with. Countless others are right beside us, day in and day out with never a word of thanks or acknowledgement sent their way. Still others will leave us and we will never know or appreciate how much they have helped - ever.

Today just might be a good day to thank one or two of them, and don't wait for them to go first...

"Angels in the ER" is a book that is going to stay on my shelf. The title alone constantly reminds me that there ARE angels hERe, and evERywhERe...

Laughter and Love,

Rick Fess

"Angels in the ER" Dr. Robert D. Lesslie, MD

Harvest House Publishers http://www.harvesthousepublishers.com

And if you would like to know more about me and my upcoming book "Is There More?", please visit http://www.spiritualfictionbooks.com to access my weekly blog. I regularly review books on spirituality and self-improvement, particularly spiritual fiction books. You can also contact me through the website if you have any questions or comments. Thank you for your interest.

Laughter and love,

Rick Fess

ABOUT RICK FESS, in his words

I am a retired businessman and I am now working on my passion - spirituality and self-improvement. I write a weekly blog dealing primarily with spiritual fiction books which can be accessed through my website. I am also working on my own book titled "Is There More?". I live in Southern Ontario, Canada with my wife and our two children. Please visit my site if you would like to know more about me and my book or if you have any questions or comments. Thank you.

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THE IMAGE is of my sculpture "Bleeding Wings 5"

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Miriam Stockley

Blend some Enya, Clannad, Sarah Brightman and you get Miriam Stockley. Here is more of her music for your enjoyment.

The Most Important Thing? LOVE

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I hope that you have the blessing to encounter many angels throughout your life. The very best of all wishes to you.

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      JJNW 5 years ago from USA

      Very lovely. I love the music here too. Thanks for a charming visit.

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      I love your poetry and art, you truly are blessed. =)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      As always you manage to weave a trail with between imagination and reality that is simply beautiful. Your artwork is as poetic as your words.....and yes love is indeed the most important thing.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      @julieannbrady: Always so kind Julie.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      @mary lighthouse15: Thank you! XXOO

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      @goo2eyes lm: Thank you sweet friend.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      your art relief -leaving klimt - is just beautiful and so are your poems. (klimt painted the world-famous "the kiss" which is forever exhibited in vienna, austria). squidangel blessings.

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      mary lighthouse15 5 years ago

      Lovely poems + beautiful sculptures= kathysart

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Good afternoon my little Whimsical Angel! The thought of you puts a smile on my face. And, a smile in my heart.