Calaca Crow in Love

My first painted passion was aimed at a rendition of Robert Browning’s “Porphyria’s Lover,” created by an artist whose name I can’t quite remember. I was very young then. Still, I liked that piece. But I didn’t fall in love with colors on canvas until a few years ago. It was the work of Stacy Cymbalisty, aka my crow goddess, which invited my heart to see the feast of stories spelled by a brush.

I’ve watched Stacy’s art evolve with the years. She started with sweet—even shy-looking—baby crows. Today, the colors, shapes, motifs and the soul of MagicLoveCrow burst with light, darkness, sensuality, laughter, love, with a lot of life and a little death. And tenderness, always tenderness. 

For All Hallow’s Grim 2013… So Good, So Dark, my crow goddess created Calaca Crow in Love
acrylic painting on a 6” x 8” canvas board

The earthy colors sing of Autumn, of romance, of El Dia de los Muertos and of the mysteries of Halloween. Can you hear the brightness of its song? It warms my heart, and I love sharing the joy ;-)

Giveaway
Calaca Crow in Love Painting
To enter, answer the following: How would you describe Calaca Crow in Love to a friend who has no access to the painting? Please use visual and emotional details and fly with your words...

For Extra Entries – Worth one entry each
2. Fly over to MagicLoveCrow and come back to tell me what piece calls to you, and why. 
3. Be a Wicked Darling. Follow Pagan Culture (this blog).
* Open worldwide, unless prohibited by law (her painting, her rules… Stacy is a rebel!).
* Enter by Oct 24th at 5:13 pm EDT. Visit the Giveaway Rules page for eligibility and details.   



So Good, So Dark PartiersPlease leave the links to your All Hallow’s Grim 2013 entries as comments on the original announcement post. Links left on other posts will be deleted. Gracias! 

And, um... do you know what day it is? Haunted Humpday! Spread your wings and fly over to Marfi.

62 comments:

  1. "A vision of soft subtle shapes, simmering with sultry sensuality...the figures in a slow dance of dangerous love"
    I ADORE Stacy's crows :D XXX

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  2. I think if I had to choose right now...Winter Lovers is filling my mind :D XXX

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    1. I see you want to keep warm...

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  3. Really which piece calls me, well that'd have to be... ALL OF THEM... as if you can choose (or own) only one of Sweet Stacy's canvases... you know I love LOVE Gina's pick as a fav, but going to go with "Ecstasy, Love, Nature" There is something about the way those 2 heads meet, so touching, & in meeting they form a complete heart out og the negetive space, so the negetive becomes a positive filed with possibilities & the passion is brewing in the red & blue steamy clouds they sit under. BUT I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!

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    1. Shelle, you are too kind to me!!!

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    2. "negetive becomes a positive filed with possibilities & the passion is brewing" That made me choke a little ;-)

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  4. Still stalking, yep look out the window, across the street, that me, yeah, different to what you thought right!!!

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    1. I just went and looked out the window, and there were a bunch of people standing in front of the Irish Pup. Don't these people know it's only 2 minutes past Thursday!

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  5. How to describe this work of art to someone who can not access the painting 'Calaca Crow in Love' mmm.. drama meets surreal, 2 unique glimmering black crows enter the dance of love, it's a visual interpretation full of drama on an earthy flora background camoflague, hints at erotic games and passion, true identities to be unmasked & true love exposed & after arousal in a decadent courting ritual that may (most definately) become a lifelong passionate pairing.
    Then, I could be wrong LOL, but that's what I see :)

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    1. I'm just quoting a lot today "erotic games and passion" I LIKE lots!

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  6. Stunning work...
    Love, death, beginnings and endings!
    I love it .

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  7. Magaly, I don't know what to say, thank you!!!! ;o) Your Crow Goddess is truly honored!!! Hugs ;o)

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    1. You don't have to say a thing, my Crow Goddess, you always manage to paint the words ;-)

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  8. Every single time I see the word "humpday" now, I can't help but think of that adorable camel from the Geico commericals.


    Humpdaaaayyyyyyyy!

    I'm a follower on Pagan Culture!

    I love all of the work over there. The Witching Hour and Baby Crow in the Pumpkin made me squee! So cute!

    I would describe this painting as "Two crows with a background of autumn leaves, entering into courtship. One wearing a mask for extra flair points."

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    1. Thanks Renee ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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    2. Me too! I can even hear the camel laugh lol

      "courtship" indeed!

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  9. Gorgeous piece! I want it~ (lust!)

    How to describe? "A mating of crows, one with feathers shot through with rainbow light, the other wearing a beautiful Day of the Dead mask, like the mating dance of life and death nestled in a bed of autumn fiery hued leaves."

    My favorite is impossible to choose, but Winter Love is brilliant.

    :) I follow Pagan Culture.

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    1. Thanks so much Lynda! I love how you described my painting!

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    2. I saw a mating dance, too!

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  10. Set among a background of shimmery autumn leaves a crow with Elvis Presley hair falls in love with a crow honoring Dias de los Muertos. The joyful colors within the sugar skull dances in the crows shared plumage.

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    1. Elvis Presley hair, very funny! LOL!

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    2. Elvis was a very cool fellow, so I will accept LOL

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  11. 'The Calling' is my favorite piece. I follow you (sung so far off key it probably hurt your ears ;)

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    1. "The Calling" has been calling me for a while...

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  12. To me the piece is a surreal dance of life and death. Brilliant colors of life with the blackness of death.

    My favorite piece on Stacy's site is "Dream". So beautiful and regal.

    I'm following you~

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    1. "Brilliant colors of life with the blackness of death." I LOVE that description...

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  13. There's this crow.
    No.
    Wait.
    There's two crows, see?
    And the one in the front is like, 'Woah! Dude! Where'd you get that mask?'
    And the crow in the back is all.'Mufflemufflemuffle.'
    Crow in the front says.'I can't hear you, man. Take the mask off. Take the mask off so I can hear you.'
    Crow in the back, he's just making big eyes through the mask. Just, these big crow eyes, all circular.
    Crow in the front? He's not happy. 'Take the mask off, dude! Making those crow eyes at me? What's that all about?'
    Crow in the back just giggles.

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    1. hahahaah! First belly laugh of the day, right there.

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    2. :) Always happy to help someone laugh! I love this painting of Stacy's, but every time I tried to write a poetic description, the crows' dialogue kept coming through.

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    3. I can't stop laughing! LOL! Rhissanna you are hilarious!

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    4. :) Well, thank you. I had the voices in my head and they demanded to be heard.

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    5. Rhissanna, you are NOT supposed to make me roar at 11:23pm! That was too yummy ;-D

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    6. You're welcome! *waggles eyebrows*

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  14. I'm Australian, but I was actually born in Papua New Guinea while my parents were living and working there for a few years. Anyway, when I saw the painting it reminded me instantly of the picture books I had from PNG when I was little. Everything from the colourful background to the style of the bird in the foreground. It triggered a really strong sense memory, which was a interesting surprise. :)

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    1. I hope you enjoyed your surprise in colors. I bet Stacy is going to like that ;-)

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  15. Calaca Crow in Love is a painting showing two crows, one representing life and the other death. They are doing a dance of joy over a swirling matrix of colours in the background, representative of earths seasons. The painting entices the viewer to learn the eternal secret that true love never dies and combined souls never truly part.

    So many joyous paintings at Magic Love Crow but my favourite has to be 'Ecstasy, Love and Nature.

    As always I'm a follower Magaly.

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    1. Autumn and renewal was the first thing that came to mind when I saw it, too. And love... lots of love.

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  16. Wow! Gorgeous, just gorgeous, Stacy! You are indeed the Crow Goddess.

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  17. Calaca Crow in Love depicts two crows one in front and one behind, the one behind is wearing a skull mask and is gazing towards the other crow in a lovesick fashion, the background is burst of bright colours and a tiny yellow heart. It is love continuing through life and death, never ending.
    I love the painting of the "winter love" crows. I think its the snow that does it, magical stuff and we never get enough in Britain, so a painting with both crows in love and snow is perfect.
    I already follow your blog Magaly and look forward to reading it every day. You inspire me to strectch my writing muscle and do a bit more with my blog.

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    1. "It is love continuing through life and death, never ending." Sweet!

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  18. The background is a cacophony of colors, reds, yellows, oranges, greens, blended and mixed in shapes like combined clouds and leaves. There is a ribboned heart of yellow with streamers flowing.
    Emblazoned front and center are two black crows, one wearing a ugar skull.

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    1. Definitely "a cacophony of colors"!

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  19. I am a follower.
    The piece from Magic Love Crow's shop that calls to me is http://www.etsy.com/listing/159667413/baby-crow-art-aceo-painting-taking-a?ref=shop_home_active the Baby Crow Hiker.
    It says Adventure!

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    1. "Baby Crow Hiker" is a darling ;-)

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  20. Stacy's passion for art and zest for Life are so inspiring! This is a lovely piece!

    I love "Dream" also :)

    I would describe this painting as an Autumn patchwork background with 2 crow Lovers in a courtship dance while the Male wears a skull mask to hide his identity :)

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    1. "passion for art and zest for life" I like that. And yes, I can see them dance ;-)

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  21. Oh, and I come to this very late, but 'Porphyria's Lover' would make such an amazing doll. It's a deeply kinky poem:) I can see why Elizabeth would rush off to be with Mr Browning if he was sending her that kind of thing, six timea a day in the London mailt. When I was at school, the relationship Between Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett was always held up to be something weird, but in the era of the Internet affair, it all makes sense.

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    1. Wow. Typos. Sorry about that. Happy fingers just ran away with the keyboard. :)

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    2. If you make that doll, I might have to marry it!

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    3. Well, that's an endorsement indeed! Now I just need a long length of yellow hair to wrap three times around her throat.

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  22. I have looked and looked again at this piece, and each time I have the same impression - - the never-ending love that continues past death.

    Love transcends all

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    1. The see each other... after ;-)

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  23. Two crows. One is wearing a mask....and the look of longing on its face says it all.

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  24. I follow via email and GFC.

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  25. The piece that calls to me is MagicLoveCrow because it's so expressive and the curving of the crow's body and feathers is compelling.

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    1. I have a special love for Stacy's feathers!

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