10 May 2012

Haiku my Heart♥ and More...

Mother of Mercy,
When doubt eclipses possible,
Hear my fragile prayer.

Hear my desperate prayer.
When gray turns to black again,
Help me see the Light.

(REALLY big(for me)...2 and a half x 3 and a half feet)
My latest painting on birch.
Framed in a cathedral arch saved from the landfill,
restored and made holy again by my hands.
I hope you like her.
She is a strong, feminine, divine being...
Mother of Heaven, Earth,
sacrifice, survival, and growth.
She is forgiveness and courage and truth.
She will wrap you in her magical cape
and take the pain away.
She is self-contained,
yet she shimmers
 and her glow reaches you without invading...
She is the Mother we all seek.
She is the Who we wish to be.

Happy Mother's Day
to all of us caregivers :)
and love,
♥♥♥ Lisa

Linked to Haiku my Heart...
(thank you Rebecca)

wood burner

Latin and German bible pages


  1. Wow! She is incredible. Love that you use salvaged things in your work. It must've been pure joy painting her. LOVE

  2. Although I'm not a mother, I stopped by to wish YOU a lovely Mother's Day. What an awesome assemblage you created to exemplify this day.

  3. Lisa - what a strong and beautiful image. She does look like she would wrap me in her cape and take away all pain. You have quite a gift, my friend. Happy mother's day to you. You be sure and spoil yourself. xox!

  4. Truly beautiful and the prayer is touch my heart! Amen! Cathy

  5. Happy Mother's Day to you ~ exquisite painting and lovely prayers ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

  6. She's beautiful Lisa. I love the way you used that rescued frame.


  7. i am always excited when i see your name on the haiku blog roll. i know it will lead to profound soul stirrings through honest words and some heart stunning art work. your mother of mercy is all that and more!
    thank you for your inspired offerings. today your beauty inspires me so deeply i know i will return over and over just to sit in her divine presence, and yours.

  8. Seeing the light is so important. Nice one.

  9. She is beyond gorgeous, Priti. Here is her prayer.

    Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.

  10. I like the special touches on this one, like the German bible pages and the vertical 'mother of mercy' I also just love your previous post's saying about every female can be called courageous as long as she keeps a part of her soul private and intact. Beautiful Lisa.

  11. Stunning! Every time I visit, you are creating new and beautiful visions ;)

  12. I am wowed every time I visit your blog and this time was no exception!
    Happy Mother's Day!

  13. Beautiful...love that you sourced the frame!

    happy mother's day!

  14. As a lapsed Catholic, I forgot all about mother Mary on mom's day....Gorgeous work - both the prayer, haiku, and painting....

  15. she is a lovely, heartfelt offering. i particularly like her magical cape.

  16. She's beautiful. Thanks for the close ups of the Bible pages.

  17. The idea of a mother to wrap me in her welcoming arms, enfolded in her cape like this is so comforting, you can see the love you put into her, in the art as well as the polished reclaimed wood! I wondered what you had been working on!

  18. Oh, I love her. She is exquisite and I bet you feel a great sense of safety when you look at her. I recycle all kinds of stuff myself so I'm delighted that so many other people do, too.

  19. Happy Mother's Day my sweet friend! I love your art (as always ;)) and the words you wrote are so beautiful!!!

  20. Happy Mother's day... your post leaves me breathless, beautiful!

  21. I do so like the idea of all this holiness being created by your hands!

    In the Beginning

  22. This is absolutely amazing! I love her serene gaze, the vibrant colors, the salvaged cathedral arch frame (what a score!), and the way you bled the paint down the frame...perfection! So peaceful and powerful yet nurturing. Lovely work :)



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