Saturday, January 11, 2014

Grace introduces us to Elisabetta

"necklace of pearls"
elisabetta trevisan
Elisabetta Trevisan is an Italian artist and illustrator, many of whose works are exquisite paintings of women.
Grace has asked us to write about one of these portraits today, and I was drawn to a painting called "necklace of pearls" but it didn't ignite what's left of my creativity, so I roamed happily through Elisabetta's works at redbubble until, suddenly, this little poem came to me.

"bumblebee" poster
by elisabetta trevisan

the humble tree
loves the bumblebee

for without it
the tree will die—

without pollination
so will creation

and I
Kay Davies, January 11, 2014

I may have taken a few liberties with scientific fact as to what kind of bees do what kind of pollination, etc., and the fact that a hollyhock isn't a tree, but poetic license and all know...

Other Elisabetta Trevisan posters that caught my eye were these two:

Elisabetta can also be found on Facebook.


Kenia Cris said...

If friends, family and fans come often, will you please promise to live forever? <3

Kay L. Davies said...

I'd love to, with friends, family and fans!
Thank you, Kenia. I am honoured.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is epigrammatic in its truth, Kay. Wonderful response to the picture and bull's eye on the human condition.

Mara said...

She certainly made eye-catching art! And I love your little poem, which despite artistic license is quite true! Well done!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh that is almost haiku territory Kay - beautiful!! (As are those posters.) YAM xx

Heaven said...

I also love her nature's work but couldn't post it all ~ A lovely response Kay ~ We all need those visits from the bumblebees ~ Happy Sunday ~

hedgewitch said...

Simple yet effective(and simple is a very scarce commodity in our world, so I appreciate it even more.) Everything large depends upon the small.

Sam Edge said...

simple yet powerful

Robyn Greenhouse said...

all the more reason to take care of and appreciate nature!

cheryl said...

I like your gentleness yet there is strength with your message. Fabulous paintings!

Leslie: said...

I'm on Red Bubble, too, but my work isn't near as good as hers. I will look her up and check out her other contributions.

Debi Swim said...

We are all part of the whole. I hope we wake up to the dangers.

Vandana Sharma said...

So sweet and yes without creativity and art life is still.

Leslie said...

I love the poster on the bottom right (the fruit tree with the fallen fruit below it.) And since our neighbors have started keeping bees recently, I have a new appreciation for the hard work they do! Love the poem :)

Hannah said...

This brings the lump-in-my-throat recognition of the truth given here...your poetic license practiced perfectly here with this poignant poem, Kay.