Tears of Beauty in Black & White by Anthea  Slade

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A revisit of my Tears of Beauty. This time in Black & White.
Tears of Beauty featured in Art Universe 8 October 2012
Tears of Beauty created with graphite, watercolour pencils and acrylic for background.

© Anthea Slade 2012


Engulfed in the ice of melancholy,
sadness dissects my joy
into sections of discontent.

My aching heart stutters and
craves for days that are all blue
with shadows that unlock spirits acquiescence.

The unrest of sadness tortures thoughts
hi jacking emotional harmony,
spinning a fabrication of forgotten dreams.

An unrelenting grey sky sadistically
uncoils my heart, poisoning my veins
with suspicions snake called self doubt.

Blossoms burst as spring struggles to take hold,
the cold taunts each morn while shiver sinks
her angry teeth inside my goose bumped flesh,
a vampire, a red eye with black blood.

Frozen creativity rumbles disturbed
by light deprivation followed by night.
Salty tears sting itchy eyes that blur disrupted by the
knowledge that sadness is beautiful.

And if you dream it,
happiness and sunlight will come.

By Anthea Slade 18 September 2010


tears of beauty, black and white, watercolour pencils

Creating art and writing is like breathing to me, it keeps me alive. If I stop creating my world shrinks and contracts. When I start to create again it expands and is filled with colour. I feel whole. To create is to be completely, unabashedly alive.

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  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladealmost 2 years ago

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 2 years ago

    too many tears, never enough laughter amen on that,,hugz anthea

  • Thank you so much Walt. So true so true.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joveralmost 2 years ago

    she is beautiful …must be a self portrait :)

  • Oh wow thank you so much Loui for your lovely comment.

    – Anthea Slade

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 2 years ago

    beautiful and emotive…she seems so fragile.

  • She is indeed dear Lisa fragile indeed.

    – Anthea Slade

  • banrai
    banraialmost 2 years ago

    with Loui here…. must be you! stunning draw

  • Thank you so much Banrai my friend for your lovely response and comment.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 2 years ago

  • Thank you dear Val for 5 Stars.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisalmost 2 years ago

    Oh wow this is a beautiful emotive creation my friend-love it.

  • Renate thank you my lovely lovely friend.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladealmost 2 years ago

    Thea thank you for the favourite of Tears of Beauty in Black & White.

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    10-08-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you Kira for featuring Tears of Beauty in black and White in Art Universe 8 October 2012.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroealmost 2 years ago

    love the emotion you have captured here….wonderful work:)

  • Thank you dear Robin.

    – Anthea Slade

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