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Willow Painting - Weeping Willow by Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac

Weeping Willow is a painting by Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac which was uploaded on June 16th, 2013.

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Cool and imaginative painting! Great the hanging pear. vf

Thanks Charlie, I will do it later when I get back from hanging a show :)

Of course! Leah.

I will, I read your story to him. He was amazed how it fit the painting. Can I put your story in my description with credit to you?

Its' made up just for your painting Leah. I am a writer too and enjoy the opportunity when it presents itself. You can use the story as a gift from me. Hope your hubby gets well soon. Tell him I said Hi.

Thanks Catherine, my first painting since my husband came home from the hospital, maybe my work is changing a bit with our circumstances some how

Is this a published story? or is it something you just made up? either way it's lovely! It almost seems my painting was made for it. I was amazed reading it, it's too bad a Koi isn't in the painting. Funny thing is Koi was coming up soon with a female in my series. Maybe I am channeling something there. Thanks for sharing Charlie :)

Here's the story I lost and had to retype: Along the Yingzu river in the blue barked kalish trees a woman had a dream within a dream. Her names was Simaphore. She was the off-spring of the red throated love-kingfisher. Her parent brought her a heart to eat each day from the Golden Shanghai koi but she did not like the looks or taste of it and felt herself growing weaker each day that she refused to eat. One morning she awoke to find a pear tied to a blue branch of the blue barked kalish tree which grows only along the Yingzu river. She reached for the pear and ate it and grew stronger and stronger each day that she ate the new pear. As she grew in size her pin feathers began to break through her upper arms and lower limbs. Her fingers also started to recede. Her legs became thinner and thinner. She realized she was becoming a red throated love-kingfisher. The nest was becoming to small. The pear was tied further and further from the nest. She realized this was to coax her to get ready to fledge when the time came. She knew the nest would no longer accommodate soon. She decided to eat the red heart and found her strength and feathers coming in rapidly until the day came when she fell from the nest a fledgling, red-throated love-kingfisher. As she fell her wings would not move but stayed fixed to her body like she was bound with cords. Simaphore hit the water of the Yingzu river and realized she had changed into a Golden Shanghai koi. The End

I agree Colleen, great analysis Charlie

Love this piece, and I like Charlie's analysis too. vf

This one looks great!! Lots of Jungian symbolism here, NEST (maternal) , Bird with a heart necklace (romantic), a hanging pear (sexual), a lizard, (primal), a tree with an overhanging branch and draping leaves (parental), the woman seems to be dressed in a nightgown suggesting the subconscious.

sounds good I would like to hear it. I like the softer tone image of this piece more that I put up before this image. If you get a chance see which one looks better. Hard for me to see what others see from the way my comp is

I had story but I lost it when I hit return!! My wife heard it and liked it. I will try to remember it and send it later.

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