Azure Sky

As blue embraces the glow
and pink shades shimmer,
I liberate my worries
then hope delivers.
With beauty so near
of a soothing deep sapphire,
thoughts become clearer.

I attended a painting party sometime ago and this landscape was my first attempt at painting anything, except for walls in the house. The process was so much fun and it was interesting to see the final masterpieces of the other “students.” Not a single one was identical. They were all vibrant and magical in the same color scheme, but included details only distinctive to the artist.
Then recently, a friend told me about Seguidilla poetry, which inspired me to write a poem to pair with the painting. And so, I present to you another first attempt. It’s good for the brain to step out of the box now and then and I hope you enjoyed
~Lauren πŸ’—

Lauren Scott (c) 2020

71 thoughts on “Azure Sky

  1. I do love your painting, it speaks to me before I read your poem.
    If that is your first painting I don’t think for a moment you should stop there.
    Go in, use all art forms you can.


    1. Wow, Miriam, your comment is so inspiring and motivating and I’m grateful. Thank you! As I told Balroop, the painting was really out of my comfort zone, but it was so fun and rewarding. And in doing so, I have a bigger appreciation for artists who can truly paint. 🌷

      1. I feel the same, but we have to get through fire season first that has just begun. I used to always look forward to autumn, but now with this new normal, there’s a sense of dread, too. One day at a time, while focusing on the beautiful and the positive. πŸ‚

  2. Wow! Lauren, I love both the poem and your painting! A first?! Really! You have a gift. The painting reminds me of Van Gogh’s work, pure magic and incredibly beautiful in a simpler way. Your poem captures the heart and soul of your painting, this time with words decorating your canvas. A terrific combination and I hope you try more of these in the future! I look forward to them! A lovely and serene start to my day, Lauren … thank you. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week, my friend. Xx πŸ˜€β€οΈ

    1. Hi Annika,
      Thanks so much for your beautiful and encouraging words. I appreciate them very much, and I hope to try another painting, too. The process was rewarding and I now have a better appreciation for true artists of that realm. Wishing you a lovely week, too, and Friday is around the corner which always lifts my spirits. πŸ™‚ Hugs, my friend. πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely words, Marina, and Happy September to you, too. Can you believe another month has arrived? Hope your week has been good! πŸ’•πŸŒ»πŸ’•πŸŒ»πŸ’•πŸŒ»

      1. I know… summer (almost) gone… I really can’t believe how fast months fly by! It’s been full but good. Hope you’re enjoying it! πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—

  3. Jane Sturgeon

    Lauren, your painting is magical and so vibrant and yes, full of hope. I hope you feel inspired to explore this part of your creativity, as you have a talent and natural feel for it.

    ‘I liberate my worries
    then hope delivers.’

    Your poem says it all… ❀ ❀ ❀

    1. Thanks so much, Jane, for your lovely words and encouragement. Candidly, I was proud with how my first attempt turned out. πŸ˜‰ Actually, I was surprised, too, because doubt was diligent that day. So, I’d love to try again sometime in the future. And we can’t live without Hope, can we? Thanks again, my friend, and wishing you a beautiful day. Hugs πŸ’—πŸŒ·πŸ’—πŸŒ·πŸ’—πŸŒ·

      1. Jane Sturgeon

        I love how creating something new to you opened up this discovery. Here’s to the courage to ‘have a go’ and the hope that there are always new things for us to explore. You truly have a talent for painting, Lauren and it felt to me that on your first painting you were working in a medium that was natural to you. Wishing you a beautiful day, my lovely. ❀ ❀ ❀

  4. That is such a lovely piece of art you painted, Lauren. And your first time painting a picture too. It looks like lovely pink cherry blossoms contrasting a blue hour sky at the end of the day as the moon is coming out to shine. Maybe you should paint more, Lauren. I also like your words too. Sometimes we feel the most calm and clear when we see the most beautiful things in this world.

    1. What a lovely, encouraging comment, Mable, thank you so much! I will try another painting in the future because this was more fun and rewarding than I anticipated. I also didn’t think I could do it. πŸ™‚ I agree with how calm we feel when we truly see the beauty surrounding us. Have a wonderful day, and thanks again, for visiting and commenting.

  5. Spectacular is to say the obvious. Blue for me has always been a favorite and yes in the painting it does liberate the worries to make way for Hope!
    Cheers πŸ˜€

  6. Beautiful artwork and poetry, Lauren.

    This reminds me of when I took a painting class (a long time ago). It felt good to try something new. A few of my paintings, didn’t look too bad for a beginner! You never know how you will surprise yourself stepping outside your box, Thanks for sharing. I enjoy your posts.

    Many Blessings
    Lisa xoxo

    1. Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for your wonderful and uplifting words. You’re right, we’ll never know if we can do something unless we step out of our comfort zones and try. I plan to paint again, but haven’t had the time right now. Maybe you should do a painting post, too? πŸ™‚ Take care and much love! πŸŒΌπŸ’—

      1. I understand and feel the same about writing, which is why I haven’t had time to paint. I’m also working on a few book ideas in addition to writing for my blog. πŸ™‚ Anyway, Happy Friday and have a great weekend. πŸŒ»πŸ¦‹

  7. Mother Wintermoon

    Gorgeous painting and word artistry, Lauren. Keep on painting! I hope to see more pairings. Soothing deep sapphire blessings to you, MW ❀️

    1. Aww, thanks so much, MW! Your lovely words inspire me to paint again. Between work and writing, I haven’t had the time. But I suppose I’ll have to make the time. πŸ™‚
      Blessings and much love to you! πŸ’•πŸ’•

  8. I love your painting! It reminds me a bit of Van Gogh’s Starry Night – all swirly and whimsical. I had to look up “Seguidilla poetry” and am intrigued. When I saw the description of the format, I thought, “that sounds like a dance.” And, come to find out, it derived from one! I love to dance and I love poetry… what a lovely way to combine them.

    1. Thanks very much, Janis! And I love: “It reminds me a bit of Van Gogh’s Starry Night – all swirly and whimsical.” You really made my day with that description! Yes, the poetry form is a dance and it wasn’t easy to write. I was a little nervous before clicking publish here. πŸ™‚
      Thanks again for your lovely comment, and I’m so glad you enjoyed this pairing. πŸ’—

    1. Thanks so much, Debby! I was pretty happy with my first painting attempt :), but doubted my ability at first. I’d like to try again someday. And I always appreciate your lovely comments. Hope you’ve had a great weekend! πŸ’—πŸ’—

      1. I don’t remember where you live, Debby. My brain has been in outer space this week. But you’re right, the weather is wild all over CA and other parts of the country. From all the fires, our sky was dark this morning even around 10 am. I felt like I was working in the office at midnight! It’s just awful what people are dealing with, and I’m finding it really hard to feel that things can improve in years to come. On a lighter note, I’d love to paint again, but I’m using up free time for writing – still working on a book, along with writing new poems and stories and blogging! Ahh! Where is all the time?? πŸ™‚ I’m rambling now. Have a good evening and take care! πŸ’–

      2. That’s what I always say, where does the time go for all the things we want to do? I see the news Lauren, the fires are petrifying. Good idea the masks should help with breathing smokey air too. I live in Toronto. πŸ™‚ Please stay safe ❀

      3. It’s ironic about the masks, and then, there’s still Covid to worry about in the midst of everything else. Thanks for letting me know where you live. πŸ™‚ We are doing our best to stay safe and you do the same. πŸ’•

  9. Wow this is wonderful Lauren. Beauty in words and painting. Such powerful colours, vibrant while holding peace and balance as is your poem.
    Well done with YOUR first masterpiece.πŸ‘πŸ’–πŸ’šπŸ’–

    1. There is so much beauty and inspiration in your words, too, Sue, and thank you SO much! Painting was a wonderful experience and I hope to try again soon. Sending much love, my friend. πŸ’™πŸ§‘πŸ’œ

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