Sunday, July 5, 2015

New Paintings

Copyright 2015 by Cindy Parker. All rights reserved. No part of this blog and none of its paintings may be copied or reproduced by any means without the prior written consent of the author.  


Some of my first paintings since 2013:


ISABELLA (wood canvas; 2014)




UNBURIED (mixed media; 2015)




EMERGENCE (mixed media; 2015)



I have been inspired to do a sphinx series ever since a dream I had a couple summers ago. During that time I was still in recovery, but was reconnecting with my love for mythology and ancient history. I remember one particular dream that was very vivid. I was standing in the desert, on top of mounds of buried civilizations, when crystal sphinxes began coming out of the ground. They seemed like huge diamonds to me and were quite stunning to behold. I like to think of my dream as discovering a treasure, and that being the relevance I see in mythology. 

My paintings look nothing like the dream I had. But I'm intrigued by what many sphinxes stand for (as I am phoenixes). And sphinxes are different, and mean different things to different cultures. In both UNBURIED and EMERGENCE, I chose Assyrian sphinxes (lamassu) who often guarded the entrances to temples. These, interestingly enough, share many traits with the winged cherubim. In EMERGENCE, the sphinx is an apsasu, a female lamassu. These paintings - as also many of my other paintings - are often about themes of transformation. 

I hope to finish my sphinx series this summer with at least a couple more paintings. My intention is also to display them with poetry. Maybe one day I will be able to exhibit them.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A revised edition of YESHUA OF GALILEE, MATTAI'S ACCOUNT is now available in the Kindle bookstore!!!


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LZAFTUK

Thursday, January 30, 2014

My Review by Author Yolanda Renee!!!

I posted the link on my Amaranthine blog, but forgot to post it here on my main blog. Amaranthine received a most beautiful and lovely review by Yolanda Renee that's been a highlight of so much for me this year. What a way to start off the new year. I couldn't be more thrilled or grateful. Renee, YOU are amazing!!!!

http://www.yolandarenee.blogspot.com/2014/01/call-of-sandhill-crane.html

Please do yourself a favor and check out her blog Defending the Pen. Renee is the author of the Detective Quaid series: Murder, Madness and Love and Memories of Murder. I have them both and have begun reading Murder again. Murder, mystery, romance - these books are full of everything that make a book better than good. They're excellent!!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Amaranthine

This winter's project...Amaranthine...

Cover: my Circle of Light painting



New poetry. And selections from Spectrum, Origins, and Corundum.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Art 634 July Blues Fest


Last Sunday, I had the wonderful experience of attending my first artist reception for a painting I submitted at the Art 634 July Blues Festival!!!

www.art634.com

Very dear friends endured the day’s merciless heat to help me and to celebrate with me. You know who you are. You are the best. You leave me more grateful and humbled than what I have words for, and you all are the reason why the day was most special to me. Forgive me when you came by and I had to retreat to air condition. The fact you all were there means the world to me.

 
A big thank you to Maggie Riggle and Carrie Joers for organizing the event and to Cuppa for keeping us cool with their awesome drinks! Even when they had to redo an order because someone –  #Iwon’tmentionanynames – (ahem) was clumsy enough to topple over her first round. ;-)


CIRCLE OF LIGHT II
 

 

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Poetry & Painting 3

 
 Copyright May 2013 by Cindy Parker. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be used or reproduced in any manner without written permission from the artist.
 
 
THE MOONS OF CYGNUS

Painted shelf panel. Donated for the Second Annual Art for Aids Auction, sponsored by the Gay Straight Alliance of Lansing Community College.
 
 
OF EARTH AND SEA
 
Symmetry of earth and sea,
come to weave a dream in me,
diatomic thoughts instilled,
tides of jade, sapphire, beryl.
 
Let your winds and sands impart,
the poetry that steers my heart.
Capture for me the rays of light
that lend their balm to heal my sight…
 
I know not what journey such tides hail,
what dreams succeed, or which will fail.
I only live compelled to be
the helm of my own destiny.