Darkness and Light Ripped Out of the Gut...

I’ve loved the work of SunshineShelle ever since I first saw it. Her paintings do something to me… I can’t always explain exactly what they evoke, but I’ll say that her art reflects feelings that I doubt others would understand the way I understand them even if I were to put them into words. For I think the same emotions would touch the heart of another in a different way.
Lately, I’ve been feeling torn; hurt, saddened by the actions of some; unclear on how to handle things.  “The Haunting” (1 & 2) left me feeling relief. As if those blood-tears were cried on my behalf. As if Shelle’s brush reached into my heart and tore something out of it. Now I’m ready to fly, to live, to be me all the way, to speak through my fingertips… 

Shelle was gone for a while… But she’s back now, so all is well again ;-) And she brought “The Green Goddess ‘Jade’” with her. Aren’t those colors, those eyes, those lips… soothing? 

I’m enchanted by the way Shelle can give life to the dark and to the light, and show the beauty contained in both. That is what art is supposed to do. 

Welcome back to the blogiverse, my friend, you were missed… 

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    1. *joins in a waves some more*

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    2. Waving back you sweeties xoxo

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  2. I second your welcome.....hello love

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    1. We can make it into a party ;-)

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  3. Love the Green Goddess! Shelle does amazing work :)

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    1. There is something wickedly wonderful about the expression on The Green Goddess' face...

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  4. The paintings are all beautiful, in different ways. But I am sorry to hear you have been hurting, my friend. I wish you strength and love this autumn.

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    1. They are indeed.

      It has been a tough year. It seems that too many friends are going through rough patches... And I know that there are times when we can't do a thing, but it still sucks.

      Thanks for the strength... ;-)

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  5. thanks for sharing about your experience with her art. can't wait to check her out.

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    1. Shelle's work breathes... hope you enjoy it, Mario ;-)

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  6. The art of SunshineShelle is compelling! Thank you for sharing it. Fly!!!!!

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  7. I'm sorry you've been hurting. ❤ 2013 has been a rough year for many people, I think, and I have to confess I'm relating much more to the top 2 pictures myself right now. It's amazing to me the way we respond in such a personal way to art or the written word. No matter what the artist/writer intended, we experience it from our own perspective... almost as a co-creator.

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    1. I love that last sentence... I do think that every time piece of art becomes part of everyone who experiences. I've written something I thought to be scary, just to have someone say that it was uplifting. And when they explain it, I can "feel" it, even if inside me it still something scary.

      I will second Ms Misantropia's feelings, may this coming autumn clean a lot of the uglies...

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  8. It's lovely when we feel a special connection with a special artist or writer, isn't it?

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    1. It feels like all what they paint is for you... and maybe it is *grins*

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  9. I second everything you just said. So glad to see Shelles beautiful images again :D XXX

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    1. I swear I replied to this comment! Did the Blogger Goblins ate my words? Hm...

      *waves at the Shellsssss*

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  10. The Goddess is really enchanting... like her dark lips and overall light colors... also her eyes are very live, and they change color!

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    1. They do! Shelle makes miracles with paint ;-)

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  11. OK I'm freakin' teary you huge goddess of goodness - yeah, I know you like people to think you're wicked but it's totally a gorgeous front, you have a huge open generous heart & a talent that puts me in awe, truthfully, love you don't suffer fools (man I hope I'm never found out), & in your brimming world you somehow have given me a little soft, beautiful place in your life, a space where I come and think, am inspired, sometimes angry (THEY SAID WHAT?), sometimes knowing I'm not that smart but I can bask in the words of clever people, and seen other artists that have added a view to life I may have never seen, an I am enriched... look at this post, don't deserve it, but I'm beaming, I've come to sit, and I'm happy... thank you Magaly I have been missing my friends (I blush at these comments) and waving madly at all you glorious dudes, all the way from Oz xoxo

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    1. Oh, I am very Wicked. I even cackle. But your art gets me all soft inside. And you deserve this bit and much more, my friend. Many hugs!

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  12. Crap I was so carried away... I forgot to say what I meant too... what I was concerned about... you ya wicked babe, are you ok? If anyone tries to hurt you I'll hit them with my Ugg Boot, true, just let me know, name address, or seasons changing coming up summer here, can alway thong them ;) You know the thongs you wear on your FEET not those kinky undies ;)

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    1. Now I can't stop giggling and thinking about "kinky undies."

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  13. It seems we may all be doing a lot of spiritual and emotional house cleaning this dark half. Some inspirational art to help us through it.

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    1. We need cleansing with a scrub-brush!

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    1. Indeed. I figured a mermaid lover would truly appreciate "Jade" the mose ;-)

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  15. I love Shelle and her art! She is one special friend ;o) Great post Magaly ;o)

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    1. You brought Shelle to my life, so I should say thanks for sharing ;-)

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  16. I love Shelle so much and her work touches me in the depths of my core. Sometimes sweetly, sometimes darkly, but always spiritually. We are all so blessed to share this life with her (and you). Warmest hugs, Mina

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    1. "sweetly... darkly... spiritually." I like the sound of that. I'm right with you ;-)

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