LIFE FELL APART, GOD SENT BART, MADE A NEW START, FINALLY BACK TO ART SERIES PIECE NUMBER 1:
HUBBY WITH GOD N ANGELS
Mixed media on paper
Pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil
by Merton Parrish, 2013
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About this Particular Piece in the Series:
This piece illustrates my hubby doing what he does when he gets upset or overwhelmed. He hops in bed. It is his safe, healing spot. He pulls the covers over his bed and “shutting down.” I have pictured him here in bed, with healing angels all around him. I began to draw it and was drawing my usual lithe angelic figures and hubby pointed out that for him, his angels would surely be chubby daddy angels, since that is what he likes… chubby daddies! Wink. So, I added two chubby daddy angels and a God figure up in the clouds. They are my sort of golden red clouds that I often do in my pieces. Ok, so there is your explanation. Hope you enjoy. You will find a description of the series as a whole (of which this piece is a part) below.
About this Series:
Well the title says it all. That is exactly what happened and what this series is all about. Recently, as those of you who follow my page and journal here on DA know, all in the space of about a year, my partner of fourteen years stopped loving me and ended our relationship. I lost my partner, home, studio, artist life, truck, doggie, many of my possessions, etc. Now, God has sent to me a wonderful new partner, Bart, who is a very good match for me. And, which is kinda cool, his name even rhymes with art (and as you know, art is very important to me). Now I have two great loves, art and Bart!
Bart and I are both artists and musicians. We are interested in books/art/history/spirituality/new paradigms, etc. We travel together and perform music (he’s a drummer and I play instruments and sing), make art together, and spend each day in each other’s presence all day long. (And yes, Bart is a saint. Only a saint could put up with me all day long!). And, this is what I prayed for, someone who was a very good match in terms of interests, this time. Thank you, God.
We are both “awake” as the current phrase goes, and are interested in watching the new “golden age” appear as the old paradigm fades away. We both love good food (both chubby daddies), nature, coffee houses, ufology, and are going about manifesting a new life together which capitalizes on all the interests we have in common.
I did, as I always do, forget to list a few things in my manifesting prayer for a new partner. (I believe in manifesting all things, including partners!) And so, Bart and I do have some big differences in our personality and approach to life. And sometimes this makes for fussing. But I think we will learn to deal with these, and I suppose if we were exactly alike, it might be boring.
Bart and I have a cool art and music studio in the city in a delightful old building. It is our abode and also our place to make art and music. In this very neat and beautiful little place, I teach, eat the wonderful meals that Bart makes (he’s a great chef), enjoy the aart by both Bart and myself (which is all over the walls), and soak up all the wonderful color from the art, my many oriental carpets, paperweights, antique furniture, etc.
We spend a lot of time in the studio, but Bart likes to get outside in the world a lot (which I suppose is good for an old art hermit like me). We often visit coffee houses, artsy areas of the city, and several beautiful garden spots near us (since Bart has a landscape architecture degree and loves and knows all trees and plants). We are poor artist/musician types, so the places we visit have to be free or very inexpensive, but I try my hardest to find neat places for us to visit that are nearby.
So, that is all the background on this series, which is in my usual mixed media style. Having gotten temporarily sidetracked (art-wise) for some months by all the change and upheaval in my life, I am very happy to be back to making art and doing it with my new baby!
Hope you enjoy my new pieces in this new series which I have entitled the LFA GSB MANS FBTA Series, or, with the abbreviations spelled out, the Life fell apart, God sent Bart, made a new Start, Finally Back to Art Series. Kinda catchy, huh? Wink.