February 9, 2016

There is Always Music in my Heart when You Are Feeling Sad ....

Good morning, my lovelies.  Nice to see you here.  Enjoy.

Not long after I arrived in San Miguel, what I refer to as "My Goddess Series" began to come through me.  I never knew what was going to turn up on the canvas, and each Goddess (or women of the ages) spoke to me and told me their story,  explaining to me in detail the symbolism they wanted in the painting.

Today, I will share with you "Keeper of the Faith" as she is carrying music in her heart.  I'll be linking to Art Journal Journey, where the theme is "If Music be the Food of Love".  This particular Goddess is simply brimming with love, as you will see when you read her story.  Here she is:

"Keeper of the Faith"  oil on canvas   Donna Parker

"I bring you light for the journey.  You will never be lost.  I bring you the strength of the oak tree when you feel weak.  I carry music in my heart especially for you, when you are feeling sad.  Listen and be comforted.  The moon and stars are already yours.  You need but to ask.  Quiet yourself and go deep within.  You will easily be able to hear the Universal voice which is within all of us.  The journey need not be difficult, for you carry the Keys to the Kingdom"

Thanks so much for dropping by, dear ones.  Today is all we have.  Enjoy each moment.

“He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that's what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you.”
~ Hannah Harrington, Saving June


  1. Absolutely fantastic Donna, one of my all time faves, so beautiful and radiant. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

  2. She is just AMAZING Donna!
    Thank you so much for joining us again at Art Journal Journey !
    I wish you all the best for the move and hope you enjoy every moment of your stay in your beloved paradise!
    oxo Susi

  3. Each of your painting are sooooo beautiful and the words go beautifully with her. Enjoy your time in Mexico!

  4. Donna, I have just caught up with what is happening! It must be surreal being there and so very bittersweet..... I have been so fortunate to witness your entire San Miguel journey from start to finish and I must say - it has enriched my life in the process. Thinking of you as you navigate all the changes. I know your positivity will shine through your journey. I absolutely adore that piece and have loved witnessing each of them come to life. Huge hugs to you my dear! xox

  5. Donna, Patty's comment was right on. And, I couldn't state my response or post better. I too loved this painting along with the others that shared their story with you, captured on canvas.

  6. She's absolutely beautiful, Donna - in spirit and visually. I can't stop looking at her.

  7. Absolutely beautiful, I enjoyed reading your post today.

  8. Oh Donna - so beautiful - I do love your use of color! The minute I saw this I thought - that's a self portrait! That's you!!!!!!!
    sandy xx

  9. So beautiful Donna with such a kind and serene face.

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. She is beautiful. You really know how to paint a face! And hands! She is a real muse or goddess for sure! Hugs!

  11. This is such a beautiful work of art, the colours are fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

  12. A wonderful work! I really love it!

  13. Such a gorgeous Goddess in every way.
    This is just so splendid and full of L♥ve sweet L♥ve
    You are amazing dear one.