Letting Go by Elizabeth Bravo

30″×24″ Acrylic on Canvas
And from one of my favorite writers and artist’s here, I give you
Letting Go, by Linaji
(Thank you with all my heart Lina)
by Linaji

The act was sudden..
I had been bleeding from my prison
called my mind
the earth beckoned me
the air filtered my disquiet and pain.
The body began to show me what living requires
shutting down my judgments
I then heard the sound of release
Churning like an unused engine
It seemed my own soul was exposed
what seemed to give me a feeling of wholeness
and felt more real than
What I had been living
I began to imagine
the act of letting go
I dripped out the past like slow honey
I dripped out the future prize like a shower of tears
my need to control ~everything ~
my need for approval by anyone else
but me
and then,
like a clunk of clogged matter in my own
pipping hot drain…
the release of bitterness and regret
made it’s way down into the earth
all things
are then
born again.

I don’t know that I had a vision of this being this way in the end, but the person just sort of came to me…..against a wall standing up……When I laid it down I felt relief……as the fear, anger, hate, frustration of life flowed down out…….she/he finally let it all go. For me the pure blue of the air above is about healing energy. I’m not sure that this is complete. But for now, I am……..Letting Go!!

Traditional, Digital & Photographic Artist
I am inspired by everything in life.
Nature, landscape, city life and more.
Over 25 years as a flight attendant has let me see life from every angle. On the road my camera and Mac are my constant companions. At home, it’s hard to find me with out a paint brush in hand.
No matter what, as long as I am creating I am content.
Thanks for viewing my work!!

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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 5 years ago

    The BEST BEST BEST EVER of your work. WWWWWOOWW.

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 5 years ago

    I would like to nominate this for an academy award.

  • Awwwww, I didn’t prepare a speech!!! YAY!!! I am working with Lina to tweak it a bit…She had some suggestions I liked…and she is going to do a writing to go with it!! THANK YOU FRANNIE!!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergabout 5 years ago

    It does look like an academy award…lol. Nice work Elizabeth!


  • I am so excited to win!!! Do I get anything, no just a painting……awww
    THANK YOU Debra!!!! I so appreciate it!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago

    fab work

  • Thank you……smile:)

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago


  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoabout 5 years ago

    Thank you Scott:))

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 5 years ago

    you certainly have let it all out there with this ……………..most excellent composition………

  • Well, I figured that since I was willing to let it go, I should be sure that everyone SAW that I let it go……..you make me smile KJ…….thanks so much!!!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 5 years ago

    well done on this incredible work a wise offering !LIZ

  • Liz, thank you so so much…..and I couldn’t agree more…..we all need to……let it go!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • DoreenPhillips
    DoreenPhillipsabout 5 years ago

    Wow Elizabeth……Such Passion!!!…….Love the whole image……x

  • DOREEEEEEEEEEEN!!!!!! YAY!!! Thank you so much, for adding as a fave and your wonderful comment!! You are so sweet….Lina is writing a poem or a writing for it!! Will post it soon…….xxxxoooo

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 5 years ago

    Oh I love this Elizabeth! It is so hard to know when to let go! A common theme in our busy lives, and this representation is perfect! Up against a cold hard wall with all the stress and anxiety, and once we “lay down” our burden it is such a relief as everything melts away and we feel the healing energy soothe our soul! Beautifully captured and expressed!

  • Joanne, your comment is so perfect and yes it is such a relief…..I felt it just turning the piece on it’s side, I knew what it was about right away. So wonderful to hear from you on this……THANK YOU SO MUCH!!xxoo

    – Elizabeth Bravo

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