Myth and Wonder - The Visionary Art of Helena Domenic

Recent Posts

On Being a Diva
A Letter to My Middle School Self
Kehinde Wiley, Barack Obama, Art History, Race, and Gender
Keep on Smiling Through the Pain
A New Year, a New Beginning


A for Avalon
Art Event
BTW 2015
Card of the Day
Current Events
Fifth Anniversary trip
General Update
Letter to Self
Magickal Women
New Artwork
New Year 2018
New Year's Intention
Personal Practice
World Tarot Day
Year Ahead Spread
powered by

My Blog

A Poem and Some Work in Progress

I have been working on a Self-Portrait as part of my Magical Women series. I ran into a little bit of artist's block during the Fall when I became VERY busy with school and did not have time to pay attention to my own work. Working on the self portrait has enabled me to get back in touch with my own personal spiritual practice (as anyone who reads this blog knows, art is a huge part of my spiritual practice) and back on track with making art and making progress on other projects. Whew, long sentence.

I wanted to also write about what the painting means to me and the symbolism within it, and when I began to think about it, it came out as poetry. The painting remains in progress, but I do promise to share the finished product, even as I don't often share things here in progress, I will do so today. 

So here is the poem:

Self Portrait with Isis and Nepthys

Have always been here
Even when I did not feel their presence.
The twins:
One standing at the foot of my bed
The other at my head
To watch, to protect, to guide.
As a child, I thought they were just angels
Their wings unfolding in the infinite
At the same time enfolding me
Sheltering me through sadness, joy, despair, true love
The sister goddesses
One bright, the other cloaked in darkness
One easily seen
One silent, more veiled then I could know
Both whispering to me and hearing my own fevered dreams
How did they know
I needed more then one?
How did they know
Part of me is so obviously seen and
Another part obscured from vision?
How did they know to find me
When I did not know to call them?
One comes in a golden sun barque brighter then brilliance;
The other pads in so softly like
Fog, like clouds, like a shapeshifting form in the dark.
I too have shape shifted
I re-invent myself again and again
The Winged Lion, the symbol of my city of birth
The Wolf, the bringer of teachings and teachers and students
The Lotus, half on land, half in water
Just like me,
Just like Them: Isis and Nepthys,
Walking Between the Worlds.

And here is the art, as yet unfinished, but on it's way.....

5 Comments to A Poem and Some Work in Progress:

Comments RSS
rolex replica on Thursday, January 12, 2017 2:26 AM
seller to avail good quality replicas. Along with its impeccable looks, the replica watch will also be equally durable as the original.
Reply to comment

Online custom on Saturday, December 02, 2017 2:24 AM
I am really like this.Thank you for your information and lot of comments that are deemed rude, promotional or completely irrelevant.
Reply to comment

assignment writing service on Monday, September 17, 2018 6:20 AM
You are the good painter and the writer as well. Your skills are admirable and your writes a pretty interesting poem here at the same time. Thanks for your updates and keep it up with your work also share the latest happenings as well.
Reply to comment

best essay writing service on Saturday, December 01, 2018 6:42 AM
Your posts have shimmering sentences which are the essential element of good composition. It is an ability of the author to catch the peruser's eye towards the article and make to peruse finish article strikingly. I was basically looking for some data about my work then I saw your post and I thought that it was fascinating. I read the entire post with a similar intrigue. You have completed a decent work. Keep up great quality in every one of the posts.
Reply to comment

Fraud on Monday, December 10, 2018 10:40 AM
This guy I like reads graphic novels, but they all look crowded and ugly to me. I don't see the appeal. Help!
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment