Flock of Seagulls

Flock of Seagulls

Monday, November 2, 2015

Beautiful Blue Butterfly


I began this painting with my eyes closed.  Brush in hand, blank canvas before me, the first few strokes of blue paint went on without the guidance of sight.   The concept flowed from my spirit, through my brain, to my heart and out past my fingers holding the brush and onto the canvas.  I knew I wanted to capture the delicate edge of a butterfly wing.  I knew I wanted to use blue paint.  Beyond that, this painting simply emerged, one brushstroke at a time.

The butterfly wings give an element of uplift and perspective.  While the hydrangeas were being formed, I felt a supernatural kind of connection to creativity itself.  When the falling petals in the lower right corner showed up, I began to think upon the legacy we leave when we leave this earth.  Then I felt the spirit of Cassidy Charette with me as I completed this piece...as it transformed from the message I had hoped to communicate to Cass's message:  Leave a legacy of Light.

Taken from her friends and family at such a tender age, Cass nevertheless has impacted all who knew her...and even many who did not.  Her generous spirit lives on through the replication of her actions while she was still with us.  Treasures stored up in Heaven.  Our many material trappings bring contentment and comfort on a physical level...but consider what non-material gifts we can bestow upon our circle of people...love, compassion, a helping hand.  Time is short my friends.  In the Holy Bible we are taught to number our days.  Make this day count in the life of those whose path you cross.  ~~~Shine on, Cass!

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