Karen’s Orchid

When I closed my jewelry business I gave away many many pieces of jewelry to friends.
Karen was one of those friends who chose a lovely Buddha.

You never know how you touch another person, but this time I was gifted back.
Karen came to the studio in Portland and brought us this lovely orchid.
She was dying of cancer, and the Buddha became an important part of her rituals;
she wore it until she died, and we talked a lot that day about death and where she was headed and all the things you can talk about when relative strangers,
art friends, decide to go deep in a moment.

We think of her every time the orchid blooms, and that day’s sharing.

On another note, wow, paints make a difference.
I chose to try a different yellow and it was not my favorite yellow and had
an opaque white quality, and took some of the pop out of the image.

I also tried mixing ink-painting and watercolor, with mixed results….

I think I need to have another go at this!

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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2 Responses to Karen’s Orchid

  1. loisajay says:

    Oh, Katie….no words.


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