Sunday, February 28, 2010

Eruption


deep within your depths
known be the Creator's call
awakening cry.

Rose Marie Raccioppi



Vesuvius in Eruption, Watercolor and scraping out, 1817, The British Art Center, New Haven, CT, J.M.W. Turner, 1775-1851.

forces within the core of our earth
forces within the core of our soul
change ever present and constant
change ever present and constant.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pause


a quiet quiver
mounds and mounds of fallen snow
winter's pause and breath.

Rose Marie Raccioppi



Mounds, Snow of February 26, 2010, Photo, CAR, Collectible Clicks,©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2010.


Friday, February 26, 2010

A Prayerful Haiku


mighty mighty oak
towering regal and proud
though laden stand strong.

Rose Marie Raccioppi



Oak, Snow of February 26, 2010, Photo, CAR, Collectible Clicks,©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2010.


and so too...

This mighty oak of many a year and seasons past
A mark of enduring strength in its trunk be cast
And as its winter cloak in the warming sun be shed
May it in life and bloom by Spring be led.

Bowing


snow laden branches
bowing to mother nature
reverent moments.

Rose Marie Raccioppi




Snow, Birch, February 26, 2010, Photo, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2010.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Emergent


Emergent be these thoughts
This wellspring of mind
Expansive treasures of perception
Dark, fertile, alchemic
And thus
The golden light illumes.

Rose Marie Raccioppi


Hard Edge Painting, Acrylic on canvas, 2009, Gary Manzo.



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mood Color Mood Form


The voice of line
form and structure
heard
Interface
Intense
Striking
Boundary defined
Boundary defied
Peripheries brim
Mood color mood form.

Rose Marie Raccioppi



Hard Edge Painting, Acrylic on canvas, 2009, Gary Manzo.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Interlude


Interlude
That space of time
That moment of retreat
That point of departure
The field, the field, the field
Egress
Entry
Interlude.

Rose Marie Raccioppi


Hard Edge Painting, Acrylic on canvas, 2009, Gary Manzo.



Monday, February 22, 2010

Palette of Light


Hues and tones upon a palette of light divine
Colors in brilliant array upon a canvas of time
The splendor of starlight and distant winds enfold
'Tis the artistry of Creation this hour I to behold.

Rose Marie Raccioppi



Astronomy Picture of the Day, Rosetta Nebula, Credit & Copyright: John Ebersole,
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap091202.html





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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Vistas


above the earth's plains
vistas of splendor abound
I in stillness soar.

Rose Marie Raccioppi


Astronomy Picture of the Day, 2010 February 21, Cocoon of a New White Dwarf , Credit: H. Bond (STScI), R. Ciardullo (PSU), WFPC2, HST, NASA
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Good Samaritan


Another's need be it shown
To an awakened heart it be known
A call, a plea, this silent longing be it heard
With loving grace a helping hand
Guided by the WORD.

Rose Marie Raccioppi



The Good Samaritan (after Delacroix), Oil on canvas, Saint-Rémy: May, 1890, Vincent Van Gogh, 1853 -1890.


Luke 10:33
"But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was:
and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,"


Van Gogh was staying in an institution for the mentally ill when he painted this work, in May 1890. It is a mirrored copy of Eugène Delacroix' Good Samaritan. In July 1890 Van Gogh took his own life.


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Friday, February 19, 2010

The Mood


the mood now prevails
shades and hues in bright array
dispel all darkness.

Rose Marie Raccioppi


From Shadows, Watercolor, Abstract, Rose Marie Raccioppi, http://www.apogeeart.com


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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Calling


caverns of the mind
calling to the heart's longing
awaken the soul.

Rose Marie Raccioppi


Caverns of the Mind, Watercolor, Rose Marie Raccioppi, Abstract, http://www.apogeeart.com




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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This Cresting



Waters of the ocean, the sea
Know this cresting that be
Turbulent waves in thunderous cry
For all the loss, the tears gone by
Your changing tides high and low
To the moon beholden your ebb and flow.

Rose Marie Raccioppi


The Moon and Waves, Oil on canvas, 2007, George Dmitriev, 1957, Murom, Russia, 1957-. http://www.artrussia.ru



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Monday, February 15, 2010

YES


This very moment...

Yield to the Eternal Spirit
Y
E
S
To the questing soul
To the knowing heart
To the calling purpose
Yield
Eternal be your Being
Spirit ever Divine.


Rose Marie Raccioppi

This YES is a wall hung sculpture that greets my students upon entry to the APOGEE studio.
It is a commissioned piece that glorifies our gift of choice.


YES, Sculpture, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2010.



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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Chinese New Year - The Year Of The Tiger


To All of TIGER Birth

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2010 is the Year of the Tiger, which commences on February 14, 2010 and ends on February 2, 2011. The Tiger is the third sign in the Chinese Zodiac cycle, and it is a sign of bravery. This courageous and fiery fighter is admired by the ancient Chinese as the sign that keeps away the three main tragedies of a household. These are fire, thieves and ghosts.

Tigers are physically powerful, gracious, independent and brave, they are extremely bold animals. They are friendly and loving. The Tiger has an overpowering attraction and is very kind and always takes on the character as protector. The Tiger flourishes by power and attention and takes advantage of all circumstances it gets itself into. The Tiger is a natural leader and loves to be the center of attention. As a rebel it goes up against authority and speaks out about wrongs in society, and willingly puts up objections.

Just as how their counterparts in the jungle are impulsive, so too are individuals born in the Chinese Year of the Tiger. When people think of tigers, it is their vigor and power that comes to mind first. But it has also been noted that tigers are known to share and are unselfish animals. The reason people admire the tiger is due to the fact that they are ferocious and domineering on the outside, but they are just as noble and distinguished on the inside. These are the same personality attributes that persons will have who are born in the Year of the Tiger.

People that are born in the Year of the Tiger are generally well liked because of their charismatic personalities. A Tiger is always at their happiest when they endeavor to climb the ladder of success. Attaining the top spot is of foremost purpose; being in a position of power is the ultimate goal. They are quick learners, need to be challenged and often prefer to work alone. Anyone that is born in the Year of the Tiger is usually straightforward and outgoing by nature. They will never give up no matter how challenged they may become. Never lose sight of the fact that Tigers are smart and instinctive.


1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2021

And so I of TIGER Birth

live my days in fulfillment of the calling of the stars
in gratitude for my moment of birth
in celebration of days gifted
in awe of the wondrous.

Rose Marie Raccioppi




This Very Day


Much love,
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸❤¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

Rose Marie


Saturday, February 13, 2010

One and Alone


On this Valentine's Day Eve...

One and Alone

My love in the heavens be
'Tis the moon's light upon the sea
Cresting waves of waters high
Hold the tears of loss gone by
The dawn to awaken ever new
And there in light I with you
One and alone yet not barren of embrace
For in my heart holds our loving grace.

Rose Marie Raccioppi


Moon Over Venus, 1909, John B. Spohrer Jr. http://www.apalachphototours.com


Where Love Is Known, A Saint Valentine's Day Ode


Where love is known
And destiny makes its call
Now I want to take you away
Bring you to that place
Where there are no doubts
Where only conviction and faith preside
Where obstructions are but momentary
That place within my arms
Now I want to take you away
Bring you to that place
Where there are no doubts
Where you feel the vastness and closeness
Where an embrace holds and frees you
Where you live the beauty you are
Where love is known
And destiny makes its call.

Rose Marie Raccioppi


Georgia O’Keeffe', "Red, Yellow and Black Streak," 1924, oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 31



"The popular customs associated with Saint Valentine's Day undoubtedly had their origin in a conventional belief generally received in England and France during the Middle Ages, that on 14 February, i.e. half way through the second month of the year, the birds began to pair. Thus in Chaucer's Parliament of Foules we read:
For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne's day
Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.
For this reason the day was looked upon as specially consecrated to lovers and as a proper occasion for writing love letters and sending lovers' tokens." From: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15254a.htm


Winter Sky


Changing firmament to behold
Hues and tones by the light enfold
Beauty be this Winter sky above
Ever the strokes of the Creator's love
Light within shadow there to cast
Vista of splendor ever vast.

Rose Marie Raccioppi



When The Sky Is Gray, Watercolor, Rose Marie Raccioppi, http://www.apogeeart.com


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Friday, February 12, 2010

Wings Forayed


Strife and destruction sound a call
Innocence lost, the child to befall
Young spirit's wings hover in despair
In the earth bound void absent of care
Defiant they be in encounter with another
Little have they learned from a benevolent brother
Young spirit's wings torn and tattered
Innocence violated and shattered
Let us in a call of WISDOM anew
Heed well the toll for what we do
Know that this world amend to be
Is when love be known sea to sea
In Peace and Good Will Spirits soar
Wings forayed need be no more.

Rose Marie Raccioppi



Before High Heaven, From the album:
"LIMITED EDITION PRINTS" by DANIEL MERRIAM.
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Snow


The winds in wailing whispers
The snow in a silent refrain
Resounding beauty blankets this night
Wondrous, wondrous, crystals white.

Rose Marie Raccioppi


The Snow, Photo: CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2010.


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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Settled And Cloaked


A gossamer veil of wind, snow and light
Settled and cloaked in crystal strokes of white
So delicate be these touches sparkling and pristine
Winter treasure now ours ever in memory seen.

Rose Marie Raccioppi


Snowy Landscape with Arles in the Background, Oil on Canvas, February, 1888, Vincent Willem Van Gogh, 1853-1890.





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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Above Wind Swept Fields


Above wind swept fields of crimson and gold
The ascending lark in beauty behold
A soaring ballad trilling sweet
Wind and wings in destiny meet.

Rose Marie Raccioppi


Wheat Field with a Lark, 1887, Museum: Rijksmuseum Van Gogh, Amsterdam, Holland, Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890.


It is where he chose to set himself free... Such metaphor in this work of his -
a lone spirit in flight with a loving song, not heard but by his heart alone...


YouTube - Vincent (Starry Starry Night) Don McLean
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"I know what you said to me..."
with color, paint and brush ...ever this heart you touch...
with knowing and pain beyond conceal ... beauty there be ever to reveal...



Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending.mp3 (audio/mpeg Object)
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