Tuesday, 26 May 2009

falling rain

the rose

i lie down next to him on the wrong side of the bed, on the edge of the bed that is his and snuggle up next to him. he's asleep but wakes slowly and smiles then fades away again. the radio still mutters world events and his bed light still oozes gently. i feel his prickly beard hair against my skin and listen to his breathing and the pitter patter of the falling rain. one of the most beautiful sounds i've ever heard; his breathing intertwined with the falling rain.

the baby moves around in my belly, as if to demand attention, i smile inwardly, with anticipation, knowing i will meet this little creature one day soon. we're preparing for his arrival with great joy and care and a bit of awe, too.

i've been painting this evening, focusing on the texture, layers and flowers. there is something about effective texture that excites my brain, not sure what that is, but man, look at this;

the rose, detail, texture

i can't help but find that terribly exciting. hee hee; like art porn. ;)

i've been a bit restless and contemplative, slightly internalised, withdrawn, pondering. i am so aware of how little it is i know. not that i think knowing is that important, but i'm often surprised by what happens in the world or what people do.

sometimes, all i want to do is lie in bed, in the dark and listen to the calm of the falling rain.


  1. beautiful said and beautiful painted Tam - I too love the rain and the quietness and pondering it sometimes brings

  2. A lovely post! I adore texture too, although recently using watercolour I miss the lovely effects I used to make with the acrylic. I'm inspired again now to get some texture going!x

  3. What a wonderful post! It's such a beautiful thing to find love in this world, and then to bring a child into that love too! Nothing better. :)
    I found myself dreamy and introspective during my pregnancy too...wondering about the world I was bringing my little ones into, imagining our lives ahead, and the mother I would be. I hope you're enjoying every moment of this "calm before the storm". <3

    And that texture is delicious!

  4. thanks mette! rain can be so mystical eh! xoox <3

  5. thanks jessie! why not combine the two? i've been using ink as well lately and love just combining everything and see what happens! :) x <3

  6. thanks evangeline!! :)) yes, pregnancy is a time of internalised ponderment i suppose, ehehe, uhoh calm before the storm eh! i sorta can't wait for the storm!! :D

    thanks for being here! <3

  7. That was really the best blog post I have read in a long time...almost poetic. Those are beautiful paintings too! :D

  8. thank you so much lynda!! :) x

  9. lovely. i agree on the sound of rain

  10. lovely post. ♥ i love the sound of rain also


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