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Butterfly in oils

Butterfly in oils a small Painting I did over the weekend as I experimented with oils.. ( not my favourite medium ) but I am happy with how it turned out. Even though my camera skills need much to be desired πŸ™‚Β 

Butterfly, Butterfly, Dancing on the breeze

You flit through the heavens, and among the trees

You fly through the air, like a leaf upon the wind,

Tumbling and turning, beating your soft wings

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The meadow is your haven, with flowers of nectar sweet,

I watch you fly to heaven, while I sit upon my seat.

Your message of transformation, as I let go of old

And I watch your new freedom as I ask to be bold

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My sorrows held within me, as again I give a sigh

You hypnotise me with your beauty, as you fly on by

You whisper in my ear, to trust in all that’s good

For your lifespan is so precious, so live it as we should

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You never waste a moment, searching for your mate

For time for you is limited, yet here I hesitate.

Teach me to trust and let myself fly free

And push away the dark clouds, and let myself be me

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The Daisies are many, gathered all around

Each one pure perfection, pushing through the ground

They nod their heads together, all in unison

Their fragrance on the wind, smiling at the Sun.

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Nature at her best, she neither worries nor does toil

She just keeps on growing, and pushing through the soil.

And even when the ground is hard with all the frost

The flowers push on upwards, and nothing is ever lost.

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And so my Butterfly, as at last you’re flying free…

Of caterpillar’s drudgery, of munching under tree

I know you hold a lesson for all of us to share

Your wings are made in heaven and are beyond compare.

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And when we see your beauty, we’re reminded of all good.

How each can transform our lives, learning how to love.

So flit around the world, and spread your love and light.

For when I see you on my path.. Then I know I’m alright.

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The above poem I wrote in 2011, I have witnessed many butterflies since the time of writing when I was at a lower ebb in my life.Β 

We are all of us transforming right now, as we flit through our various stages of evolution.. The Butterfly always is a great reminder to me, that it was once a caterpillar munching among the cabbages, not knowing there was a whole new world beyond the cabbage patch ..Β 

But it needed to pass through its own stages of evolution before it transformed and flew..It never worried when it spun its cocoon around itself.. It just went with what it’s instincts had taught it to do.. It just went with the flow..Β 

I am just going with the flow, and trusting that as we hold the Light of love in our hearts we too can help transform the world..

Keep the light of Love in your hearts

More artwork soon to followΒ 

Love

~Sue~

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  1. kcg1974
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 16:45:25

    Sue, your words are beautiful and so true to life. I thank you for them, No different now than when you wrote them in 2011. As for your beautiful painting of the butterfly in oils, it’s truly lovely, capturing the essence of the butterfly as she flutters among the beauty of nature’s flowers. Thank you together with many blessings, Sue.

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  2. kcg1974
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 16:49:30

    Reblogged this on Chronic Conditions & Life Lessons and commented:
    Words full of meaning in this butterfly poem from Sue Dreamwalker, together with a beautiful oil painting rich in color and life.

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  3. litebeing
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 17:10:17

    gorgeous painting. I have not tried oils yet, but hope to learn. I saw the first butterfly of the season a few days ago. It was a small yellow one ( forget the name) and I engaged with it with my being. We are always transforming, and going with the flow, oh what a lesson that is.

    I await more art and creative musings and relish what you have already contributed.

    love,
    Linda

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Mar 31, 2016 @ 13:59:10

      Thank you Linda.. so pleased you have had an encounter with a little yellow butterfly.. lots to be read into that.. Yes the only thing I do not like is the amount of time oils take to dry out.. and still some of painting is not yet dry.. But I had to give them a go..
      I wonder how long those oils take to dry that are applied with a palate knife so thick? must takes weeks to completely dry out.. Which is why I love my acrylics πŸ™‚

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      • litebeing
        Mar 31, 2016 @ 14:55:10

        I have painted with acrylics in art class in high school. I liked it,but have not done much painting since except water colors. I love the result of oils, but no experience ( in this life). I feel I have been a painter before…. I did not know about the drying process. I so enjoy your boundless and diverse creativity.

        love, Linda

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  4. Writing to Freedom
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 17:34:33

    Wonderful poem and reminder to trust and keep moving forward as best we can. May we rise and shine our light. Thanks Sue.

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  5. Lynz Real Cooking
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 17:48:09

    This is so very special and lovely Sue! The painting is magnificent!

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  6. Val Boyko
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 18:21:09

    “Teach me to trust and let myself fly free
    And push away the dark clouds, and let myself be me”
    A wonderful reminder from your butterflies Sue!
    May we all keep evolving and transforming in life, and art πŸ’›

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  7. Paul Handover
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 18:23:22

    My dear Sue, your talents are so wonderful and what beauty you pour forth. That painting is gorgeous!

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  8. natswans
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 18:33:34

    Sue that was beautiful , you have so much talent which you share with us. The painting is so very pretty well done. Thank you for sharing again.
    Hugs and have a lovely week.
    Sheila x

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  9. Somali K Chakrabarti
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 18:42:06

    Wow I can feel the fragrance of the wind and the butterfly flitting among the trees, That’s a beautiful painting Sue and an equally beautiful is the message of transformation.

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  10. kerlund74
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 19:38:26

    Such a wonderful painting and poem:) I think you are absolutely right about the need to go with the flow with no worries. Worrying don’t hep much or it does not help at all, it just makes us anxious. But from time to time it’s hard to keep this in mind, in this world… But I manage to do that more the older I get, that is one of the great things with our evolution through life. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Love and hugs

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Mar 31, 2016 @ 15:11:15

      My daughter has a saying she often repeats.. ” It is what it is ” and that is so true.. No good worrying, just keep on going with the flow.. Many thanks Kerlund for you lovely comment.. Wishing you Happy Spring days behind your camera lens..

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  11. Eddie Two Hawks
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 19:59:52

    The light of love shines bright with the delight of words and sights from you dear heart. Keep flapping higher and higher and we all shall go beyond the stars. Beautiful handy work from you, your art is lovely and poem adds messages to rides on wings of love.

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  12. Karin
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 20:39:20

    The painting is beautiful. And the poem is lively. The caterpillar / butterfly metamorphosis is such a great metaphor for the journey.
    You are so talented in so many ways. Thanks for sharing your gifts here.
    Peace and joy,
    Karin

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  13. The Coastal Crone
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 21:03:43

    You are as skilled with oils as you are with words! Yes, these days I too try to go with the flow of the light as you wrote. Your talents are many!

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  14. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 21:55:23

    I love your butterfly painting, Sue! And what a beautiful poem. Words true for all of us, timeless for our journeys. I love butterflies for who they are and also for their symbolism. Thank you Sue. What a beautiful gift to share.
    Love,
    Mary

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Mar 31, 2016 @ 15:37:43

      Thank you Mary, so happy you enjoyed the poem.. as I so enjoyed your Easter post with your lovely pictures and beloved rabbit.. Have a wonderful Spring Day and may your spirits soar like a butterflies πŸ™‚

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  15. Mark Lanesbury
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 21:58:03

    A very beautiful heartfelt creature…and so is the butterfly πŸ™‚

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  16. writersdream9
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 22:01:57

    You are so talented and on so many levels!! ❀

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  17. Erika Kind
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 22:07:21

    l love what your poem and all you wrote about transformation. That is why the butterfly is the symbol on the cover of (and inside) my book I’m Free. It is my symbol of transformation overall! Beautiful, Sue!

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  18. suzicate
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 22:28:03

    You painting is gorgeous, and your words beautiful. Thank you for sharing some of your many talents.

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  19. megdekorne
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 22:31:54

    ” the sighs of sorrow ” …thank you dear friend for showing your beauty thru verse and painting …you are a brilliant butterfly spreading light and compassion into my weariness today …I am so grateful sue , you are a soft fluttering gift ….love , megxxx

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  20. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 23:45:40

    Your words are musical here, Sue. I can feel the butterfly dancing from flower to flower and, so beautifully you’ve blended the eternal truth of life- transformation.
    The painting is just gorgeous!

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  21. silentlyheardonce
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 00:21:12

    You have captured the beauty and wonderful details of the butterfly. Your words are beautiful too and you are right we are evolving.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Mar 31, 2016 @ 15:58:42

      Yes I hope we are evolving in the right direction.. Sometimes the doubts creep in, but then I look back into nature’s dance and see we but need to trust and flex our wings .. Keep flying also Kim.. Love to you xxx

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  22. TamrahJo
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 00:27:36

    Great painting and poem! πŸ™‚ (and…though 2011, might I say, what my heart calls me to say, knowing it will land upon kind and generous spirit ears/eyes, here?)

    The line,
    “My sorrows held within me, as I gave a sigh..” really grabbed me – and after some thought, truly do not believe it ‘projection’ on my part (but you are free to say so… LOL)

    My answer? Butterfly will dance, dip and sway while you stamp your feet on the warm spring earth (barefoot is good, but Mother Nature is strong, and she’ll forgive you your work boots stompin’, I’ve found – – “) One of the best ‘mantras’, stories, perspectives – whatever you want to call it – I have ever embraced, was this –

    “What is not working can be given back to the Earth – for Mother Nature knows so much better than I how to recycle it into something beautiful and useful, even though it’s keeping my stuck, just now…”

    LOL – – Thanks, Sue, for puttin’ up with me – I’m 1/2 way through the first 72 hours of quitting (for the second time, this life) smoking – so figure, you’ll know what to do with this comment – for the sake of everyone!! LOL

    Yes, been stompin’ around barefoot, alot – – LOL

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Mar 31, 2016 @ 16:04:30

      Haha.. Never change Tamrahjo.. Never change.. Well 72 hours wait until it reaches 172… πŸ™‚ Hope the ground is firm around where you are stomping! would hate to see those boots all covered in mud.. πŸ˜‰
      Mother Nature is very forgiving.. She will replenish what we have destroyed .. And So soo Good to see you here and as for putting up with you.. Do I have a choice! hehe.. Great to see you my friend.. and I know I would much rather the smoke come from your ‘ears’ than from out of your mouth πŸ˜‰ lol.. Happy Quitting .. πŸ™‚

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      • TamrahJo
        Mar 31, 2016 @ 20:57:04

        Day 3 of my incarceration…..LOL – So far, getting a tad easier, though Murphy (as in Law) is just messin’ with me – managed to break 2 manual can-openers within 12 hours – can you believe such things?!?! LOL – AND I wasn’t even throwin’ em or anything – just trying to open a can – – sigh….

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        • Sue Dreamwalker
          Apr 01, 2016 @ 14:09:36

          You can’t get quality goods these days.. Bet the air was ‘blue’ lol πŸ™‚

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          • TamrahJo
            Apr 01, 2016 @ 14:58:44

            Those items were working fine, FINE! I tell you, for years!! LOL – but picked from around 9pm (when I broke the first one and decided to give it up for the day) – And 8am the next morning, when I pulled out the trusty-not-fancy-back-up from the draw, which promptly fell to pieces – LOL

            Ahh…THANKS for saying the air was blue – such a generous spirit you are – but I must disabuse you of such kind thoughts of me – for it was such a shade of midnight purple, it might as well have been black, with green and red sparks flying out to zap any innocent passerbys – I am happy to report that both the doggie and the mentor who has arrived to teach me the arts of electrical wiring – are both alive, and were unharmed by the 5 second storm, before I cussed a simple blue streak and got myself back under control, sailing out the door with a muttered “oh – you’re here already, okay – gotta run to the store, be right back” – and then stomped, HARD, all the way to the truck – (on frosted ground – so hard it jarred my spine up into my teeth – and felt much better….) LOL

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  23. Bekkie
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 01:42:29

    So beautiful Sue the painting and the thoughts! Oils are easy to correct if you make a mistake but my favorite is watercolor. You are so creative I love all of your work. Thanks for stopping by my place I need to be better about visiting yours.

    I’ve been trying to follow my heart more. So many things can get in the way. One must stay strong yet bend like a bow when it’s time to let an arrow fly. I pray my arrows land in the right places.

    Have a great rest of the week! Hugs and kisses!

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  24. Trini Lind
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 02:45:02

    Beautiful! Poem and art! Both gorgeous! πŸŒžπŸ’–πŸŒΊπŸŒžπŸ’–πŸŒΊ

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  25. balroop2013
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 04:22:49

    Hi Sue,

    I love that painting of the butterfly…it is looking as fantastic as your thoughts.
    The rhythmical movement of your words match with that of this beautiful butterfly…often I think how it got this name…what is buttery about its beauty! Probably it lies somewhere in its transformation, its flight of liberation and the inspiration it provides to us through its struggle to flower into such a matchless creature.

    I admire your abilities of understanding the messages of Nature so well and compress them into such a poetic form…many thanks for bringing them out to touch our hearts. Thanks for sharing your profound thoughts. Stay blessed. πŸ™‚

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  26. Hannah (BitterSweet)
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 07:06:14

    Absolutely incredible. It blows my mind at what beauty you can create at the drop of the hat, both in paint and in words. You truly have a gift!

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  27. David
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 08:13:36

    Beauty as always dear Sue, blessings for ever and Love, David

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  28. jacksjottings
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:11:25

    Good to see you back into the painting.
    The colours in the painting are restful and would go well with the poem in a meditation room..
    Was the poem the inspiration for the painting?_/\_

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Mar 31, 2016 @ 16:16:34

      I thought it about time I put brush to canvas Jack.. πŸ™‚ and I really enjoyed creating this..
      Both poem and painting were done separately .. I love butterflies so as my painting was an experiment it is only a small painting..
      I then thought I would post and looked in my archives for a post on butterflies. and came across my poem again.. When I look in my post section I thought I had wrote it in 2011. but it went further back to in years too.. πŸ™‚ But they married well.. and I am so pleased you enjoyed Jack.. thank you _/\_

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  29. Tom Merriman
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:43:21

    Nice painting and nice poem, Sue. Yes going with the flow is probably the best and easiest thing to do… yet we often find ourselves battling against it, don’t we? Most odd…

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  30. kowkla123
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 13:04:23

    das ist ja hΓΌbsch, alles Gute, das Wochenende kommt

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  31. inavukic
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 14:54:35

    Nice! ❀

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  32. Visionkeeper
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 16:00:07

    Beautiful painting DW and your words complement it as well. I always tell you your talent abounds and it does! Such a joy it must be to have the talent to create such beauty….Keep it up my friend….Wishing you a wonderful weekend of dirt and laughter πŸ™‚ VK ❀

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Mar 31, 2016 @ 16:28:29

      πŸ™‚ Thank you dear VK.. πŸ™‚ It is not until people like you and others remind me of my talents that I realise Just how lucky that I am.. I have always been able to turn my hand to most things that I try.. Which is why I will be going shortly to practice my guitar lesson πŸ™‚ before I settle for the evening πŸ™‚ Many thanks again for your compliments dear VK and friendship.. Lots of Laughter and Hugs your way xxx ❀

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  33. dilipnaidu
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 17:13:30

    Beautiful poem dear Sue and I loved the painting. I find the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly most fascinating. It remained content in both its forms and accepted the change so gracefully.
    Best wishes and cheers πŸ’

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  34. WELLNESS
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 17:16:13

    I love your poem. WOW!

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  35. Ka Malana@Fiestaestrellas.com
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 18:59:32

    Dear Sue,
    Thank you for choosing to post such a beautiful poem ❀ As I see you wrote it in 2011. It made me feel like I was a butterfly, just like you. ❀ Your painting is gorgeous and I love those rain clouds. The colors are divine.
    Happy Day,
    Ka

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 01, 2016 @ 14:18:39

      Thank you Ka.. So pleased you enjoyed.. I realised I had posted it again in 2011 as I noted my earlier post in the boxes on the bottom.. So its here 3 times now.. LOL.. You can tell how much I like this poem too πŸ™‚
      Hope you have a lovely weekend Ka.. thank you from one butterfly to anohter πŸ™‚ like that.. thank you xxx

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  36. Beverley
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 09:55:29

    I agree with all of the above. I love to see butterflies, over there, but if they come to close i am likely to run away. Beautiful painting and words to match.

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  37. The Emu
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 01:44:45

    I can’t recall reading this post before Sue, absolutely Beautifully written, an excellent Allegory.

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  38. valentinelogar
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 12:59:29

    The painting is beautiful, truly beautiful. The poem captures wonderfully the essence of a butterfly and marries perfectly the wonderful painting with your words. Your spirit shines through both. Thank you for sharing both.

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  39. giselzitrone
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 15:50:11

    Danke liebe Sue schΓΆner Beitrag und so wahr,ja hier war Hochwasser aber man konnte gut Wandern,und endlich haben wir mal Sonne ich wΓΌnsche dir ein gutes und schΓΆnes Wochenende auch mit Sonne und Umarmung Gislinde

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  40. Teagan Geneviene
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 16:22:45

    The poem is lovely, Sue. I’ve no talent for poetry at all… so I’m even more impressed. But the painting… that’s an experiment??? It’s gorgeous. Beautifully rendered. You are such a multi talented person. Wow. Mega hugs!

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  41. gageier
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 16:56:43

    Liebe Sue von der Ahr schicke ich dir bei herrlichen Sonnenschein ganz liebe Grüße Klaus in Freundschaft und hab einen schânes Wochenende

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  42. europasicewolf
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 23:13:48

    A lovely skillfully created painting Sue and thoroughly enhanced by your beautiful words πŸ™‚ xx

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  43. Dalo 2013
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 06:04:08

    To find such a treasure again and to share it us ~ the incredible painting and your poem from five years ago ~ “And even when the ground is hard with all the frost, The flowers push on upwards, and nothing is ever lost.” Sometimes I think this is the best feeling at the beginning of the year to have, a sense of rebirth ~ or with the butterfly a simple transformation…all which will happen if, as you say, we follow our heart. Great words to start of the week ~

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 06, 2016 @ 14:21:20

      Many thanks again Randall.. Yes Nature always inspires.. For she carries on regardless .. She pushes through just being her best with what she is given.. Which is why I so admire those who have nothing.. They do not spend time moaning about what they have not got.. But get on with life thankful for what they have.. Which can put many of us to shame..
      Thank you again my friend.. So loved your visit.. As I enjoyed my own to your post with stark reminders of times past where Hearts were frozen ..
      May we all learn from those times of places like Dachau and remember the quality of life as we learn never to give up or give in…
      Blessings Sue

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  44. IreneDesign2011
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 07:16:36

    So very beautiful post Sue πŸ˜€
    Much love, Irene

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  45. Maria Wind Talker
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 20:57:38

    Wow, your talents are endless. πŸ’— p.s. did you get my reply to your email? Xx

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  46. insearchofitall
    Apr 07, 2016 @ 16:02:56

    I loved your painting of the butterfly!!! I love anything to do with Butterflies and Angels. The poem was wonderful too. I left this page open too long and lost the first comment I wrote. Just had to make sure I let you know I saw this, finally, and loved it. Giant hugs, M

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  47. lavendermoongirlblog
    Apr 09, 2016 @ 18:15:32

    Beautiful painting. The vibrant colours of the oil paints work so well for your gorgeous butterfly. I took a photo of one during the week, however it flew away when the breeze caught its wings. Yes, transformation….:-)

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 09, 2016 @ 18:17:27

      We have seen quite a few Butterflies early this year, due to the milder winter no doubt.. But we also have had some Huge Bumble Bees.. πŸ™‚ .. Here’s to Transformation World Wide.. xxx

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  48. lavendermoongirlblog
    May 25, 2016 @ 19:15:23

    Very beautiful, Sue. Very poignant. πŸ™‚

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