Thread Bare

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Oh blue,
You’re the bee’s knees…

Though fragile around edges
There’s an ease in your step
An art to your fray
Comfort in your curve
Strength, come what may.
Vintage indigo charm
My perfect fit…just right.
My thread bare second skin softens
in the afternoon light ~

In honor of National Poetry Month ~ “Jeans” Prompt, thanks to Please visit the post and view the inspired poetic contributions from their talented community:)

Absorbing The Blue

Absorbing The Blue


No tentative toes testing for ice
No need to dip fingertips twice
To know…
Yeah, it’s cold.

But the current seduces and before you know it you are sucked in, fast.
Past the shores you slip
In and out of consciousness.
If only you slept this deeply…

Letting go, feel the sea flow fulfill.
Rejoice… No choice
But to lay arched back, buoyed…
Absorbing the blue ~

Original watercolor ©Michelle Rummel

Deep Within The Garden of Her Heart…

Deep Within The Garden of Her Heart...

I painted this last year. At the time, although the title came instantly to me, I couldn’t find the words to give context to the painting. I tried again today, sat for a long while with pen in hand (yes, is how I usually write my artist statements, …a series of words on paper…old school;) and yet, to my surprise, I found that the words are still forming for this one…so I will have to honor that for now.

But… Tell me, what do you see and feel….?

Original Watercolor ©Michelle Rummel

The Ideas That Stick

The Ideas That Stick

The Ideas That Stick…~

Visions come to me like a slow, steady drip coursing through my veins… They take their own sweet time, breaking surface, swirling, rolling, deftly dancing their way through quarry’s of questions and what ifs, defying logic and good sense.

The ideas that stick, slide under skin and skillfully skim the ridges and roadblocks. They sink silently and fall beside me, waiting for tides to gently shake me awake so I can touch them with the gifts inside and bring them, lovingly, to life.

Ink and watercolor ©Michelle Rummel

Shine On

Shine On

Rocks in pockets weigh me down
Exhale exhausted…
Yet gems along shoreline shine.
Call to me
Like the light I crave
I’ll come….
Tender hearted,
No matter…
Mind if I sit for a moment
Catch my breath
Before skipping my soul stones
Heartbeat hopscotch
Towards waters edge.

Shine On was my contribution for the firstTwitter Art Exhibit in Moss Norway in 2010 to raise money at the local library so that books could be purchased for the children. A most worthy cause and I was thrilled to be a part of it.  I am still working on my piece for next year’s exhibit but will be sure to post it here when complete:)

The next Twitter Art Exhibit will be held in Orlando, Florida in March of 2014. The submission deadline is February 21, 2014. To learn more about the twitter art exhibit or to view the Call For Artists, please click here to visit the website.

Original Watercolor and Words ©Michelle Rummel