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Safe in the Branches by Deborah Holman


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Thank you to Linmarie
for these very beautiful words which she wrote after seeing Safe in the Branches:-

My skin is auburn
My eyes are autumn
My lips a taught brown frown
My fingers are branches of a tree
against my expression of being let down.

You never saw me when I stood right next to you
I walked on egg shells just to please you
You looked right through my soul, missed all I had to offer
I had no where else to go.

So the forest became my place to reflect, hide and be safe
I became one with nature, because she heard my song
She welcomed me, wrapped me in warmth
And told me ” It has been to long”.

Music fills me with wind and storms
The forest has become my new arms
Because you didn’t, I moved along
You should have listened, I am now strong.

Burnt Ochre, Burnt Umber and Black coloured pencils on Windsor & Newton smooth surface cartridge paper


  • CDrewHughes
    CDrewHughesover 6 years ago

    Stunning! =)

  • Thank you very much

    – Deborah Holman

  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienover 6 years ago

    Marvellous Deb, I love the way you have done her pupils.

  • thank you Estelle

    – Deborah Holman

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 6 years ago

    Very clever where the branches double as arms and hands. Nicely done.

  • Thank you very much Jim

    – Deborah Holman

    BLYTHARTover 6 years ago

    I could never tire of looking at your work Deb.

  • Thank you Dave and good luck with the exhibition

    – Deborah Holman

  • Martilena
    Martilenaover 6 years ago

    This is sooooo gorgeous…… My compliments…….:)

  • Thank you very much Martilena very kind

    – Deborah Holman

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 6 years ago

    Absolutely stunning !!!!

  • Freda Surgenor
    Freda Surgenorover 6 years ago

    Clever piece of work, fave!

    KEITH R. WILL...over 6 years ago


  • Gary Murison
    Gary Murisonover 6 years ago

    Very creative work Deborah. Fantastic detail.

  • viticus08
    viticus08over 6 years ago

    OMG so god damn ( sorry for for the cursing) inspirational I really like your work so beautiful…. :)

  • Oh Wow Thank you John

    – Deborah Holman

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