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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

"W" is for Waning Heart #atozchallenge

"Waning Heart" ©Mary Montague Sikes
"W" is for Waning Heart in the A to Z Blog Challenge. This is truly a waning time in the Challenge, so a Waning Heart seems most appropriate.

From when I first chose the 24" x 48" canvas and blocked out the 26 spaces, I had a butterfly fall in place. The butterfly is a found image that I had encased in leveling gel a few years ago. I found it among items on my painting table and on a whim impressed it against the canvas. It remained where I put it, and I kept looking at it and wondering when or where I might move it. However, it stayed in the same place--the spot for the "W"-- and now is part of my Waning Heart.

How appropriate, I think now. Isn't a butterfly a sign of new birth? Perhaps this is a symbol of new birth for a waning heart. After all, the butterfly is emerging from it, solid and shiny from the dull (dying) blue.

New birth. A waning heart. I like the concept. What do you think?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

From the dying caterpillar comes the butterfly. Nice!

Pat Garcia said...

Very well put. I don't think the majority of us realize that butterflies spring out of caterpillars.

All the best.

Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

Susanne Matthews said...

Thanks for sharing. Dropping in from the A to Z Challenge.

Birgit said...

I thought for sure I left a message here and love the butterfly and what it means