Monday, August 18, 2008

Beautiful Stillness

“There is a beautiful stillness breathing here,
Its mellow richness on the clustered trees …“—Longfellow.

My new friend Heather sings a song that make my spine tingle. I don't know why it's such a powerful song to me, but everytime I hear this particular song it causes the most lovely images to swirl up into my mind.

So I created an ATC inspired by her song "Beautiful Stillness" and I think there's more to come. Maybe it's the way I used to get lost in my own fantasy creations out in the woods as a child. Maybe it's because I most closely relate to nature and fairies and whimsical cloaks and medieval stories. I don't know. But it's an awesome song and I want to thank her for the inspiration.

It's mostly the chorus that runs through my head all day:

"I will sit beneath the trees
'til kudzu grows, over me
poison ivy circling round my head
an initiation crown"


Heather said...

Awwww :*)

I'm so happy my song inspired you! I love the resulting art! awesome awesome.

Christi Krug said...

I love the girl and the tender sprig in her hand and her mischievous smile. A little of the artist herself, no doubt.

RedGypsie said...

Hi! You commented on my blog ( and I had a happy feeling I knew who you were and I was right! Beautiful blogs you have! Enjoy East TN...until a few months ago I lived there too and miss it so much sometimes. Many blessings~ Tia

laura said...

i wonder if heather's nose was itching yesterday (that's what samuel says when you're talking about someone)...LOL!!

heather, we were down by the creek singing your songs and talking about your wonderfulness!

Anonymous said...


thanks for the link to her music. i love her voice. so rich. and she's an amazing songwriter.

Sarah said...

I love the ATC - it's beautiful. My four-year old thought it was "sooo lovely - am I that lovely?" lol