Pastel and Poetry

Seaside Treasure

A Glimpse in Time

A walk along a sandy beach

with footprints of every size.

The waves move forth to catch the prints,

and bring them back in time.

Odd little pieces of driftwood,

and colored nuggets of glass.

Contribute to my understanding,

through nature’s casual past.

Every granule of sandy beach,

represents a whole of life.

A shell, a bottle, a piece of rock,

or a plank from a ship in plight.

A heart-shaped stone so smooth and weathered,

Can measure the ocean’s caress.

Green seaweed hangs upon the rocks,

As a symbol of duress.

The tide pool is playground,

for crabs and starfish too.

The periwinkles stick around,

to keep the company true.

Nature has its beauty,

in every glimpse you take,

the sea, the shore, the sandy beach,

It gives you inner strength.

Debby Frisella 08/2013

 

 

 

Sense of Wonder

Happy New Year Everyone!  I know it has been a while since I posted something, but I had to start some of those resolutions, you know, organizing, catching up with friends, more organizing  and so on. 🙂 One of the things that I haven’t been able to achieve, for myself,  in years, was to finish projects in which I started.  My mind goes into overdrive when I see any new project.  I feel I have to take part in a project just to feel complete.  But, this year, I think things will be different.  For the first time this week I actually turned down a chance to learn a little about painting with oils.  Now, I would love for the chance to experience it, but that means I have to get all the supplies and actually do something with them.  Now add that to my love of pastels, watercolor, photography and creating silver jewelry AND what do you get?  “Jack of all trades and master of none!!”  It sounds cliché, but I find it to be a very true statement in my art world.

Above is a picture that someone took of my brother Mike.  Yes, I actually created another picture in watercolor, but I was not happy with the outcome, so I felt the need to do it over in pastels.  I absolutely love this picture.  I feel it has a sense of depth with a lot of vibrancy.  I also feel that I captured his “sense of wonder” in this picture…a thought provoking action I always see in my brother.  To me, this picture by far shows some warmth and true emotion. Enjoy 2012 everyone!

“Family Ties”

 

Introducing my newest painting; “Family Ties”!  I am so excited to have finished this pastel piece!  Originally I started with the opposite colors of what is showing right now. It was a difficult piece for me to do…it took a lot of thinking, but the end result was absolutely gorgeous! The original photo was taken by me at Pawtuckaway State Park. I decided to turn it into a pastel painting.  Our kayaks are looking on to what we call “Frisella Island”.  We usually dock our kayaks there to eat lunch, have cocktails and pick blueberries.  It is an awesome time!