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Dream-Compass by Erika .

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the bruised anchor
from my heart
and sunk
into the sea
I often sail -
I let the sadness go

and follow the clouds
with my compass in hand

Tempera on Bristol paper

18″ × 24″


compass, dream, erika, freedom, healing, heart, mind, sadness


  • Hathor
    Hathorabout 4 years ago

    absolutely LOVE this image and colors, lovely philosophy to live by…let it go, love will come.

  • Thank you sister K ;D
    Yes, let it all go… and just be – my inner compass tells me where to go, and love is always there like a burning star. Thank you so much dear Kristin, I love your visits xxx

    – Erika .

  • ShadowDancer
    ShadowDancerabout 4 years ago

    erika.. beautiful beautiful work, your words fall soft as rain on my heart

  • The words are an important part of this work, so it makes me glad they’re soft as rain for you, my friend. I appreciate your kind comment very much xx

    – Erika .

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestabout 4 years ago

    The words and the image….I feel you have made a dream weaver from some place only you can touch….there is something about the colours here….I hope this will explain… I look and feel a warm sweetness that is not like a sugar sweet but sweet like when one is thirsty and drops of rain have found your tongue …. XXXX

  • You’ve described this so gently and beautifully KarenSue… yes, I feel like I’ve found a healing through this work, and the drops of rain have found my tongue in a way… I can’t thank you enough for such kind support from you KareSue. Thank you always XXXX

    – Erika .

  • George Coombs
    George Coombsabout 4 years ago

    This is a lovely piece of work Erika – the words compliment the painting beautifully and there was a feast here for the feelings. Not only for the eyes. i am so glad you can sing about letting the sadness go, its often a mater of allowing it to go i sometimes think, the bruised anchor has fallen and your joy from this is communicated in a truly inspirational way, now you can ‘follow the clouds’ watching them slowly give way to the radiant sunshine of truth,once again my dear grandaughter has brought a sing to grandfather’s geart. Bless youx

  • oh… what a beautiful comment from you George…
    You leave me with nothing to say except thank you, for your kindness and understanding, dear grandfather xx

    – Erika .

  • George Coombs
    George Coombsabout 4 years ago

    sorry, that should he ‘heart’ at the end there -x

  • :)

    – Erika .

  • Cervantes
    Cervantesabout 4 years ago

    such gorgeous words Erika….xox
    in the heavy deep blue oceans
    it is the anchor that holds us true to our course
    in the beautiful shallow coral seas
    it is the anchor that keeps us from drifting away

  • Another poem, I see ;)
    Such poetic words Peter, and I enjoyed reading them. You’ve captured my painting in your own way, and it is beautiful. Thank you so much for your words and support. By the way, nice profile pic ;D xx

    – Erika .

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 4 years ago

    Oh my darling Erika,

    you are the Goddess of Softness….

    utterly breathtaking


  • I get the softness from my dreams… they’re perfumed in coral pink and are gentle as pastel clouds – they’re my refuge. Thank you so much my dear Lisa, your comments are always so heart-warming xoxoxo

    – Erika .

  • Emma  Wertheim ~
    Emma Wertheim ~about 4 years ago


  • Thank you beautiful Emma :D x

    – Erika .

  • YakusokuNono
    YakusokuNonoabout 4 years ago

    Serene, adventurous, this must also be the color of your heart! Simply astonishing!

  • Adventurous! Thank you for that word ;)
    You’ve described another layer of this painting.
    Thank you so much Yaku, you are so kind. x

    – Erika .

  • RuthFroehlinger
    RuthFroehlingerabout 4 years ago

    Erika the image is so full of lightness and softness – goes perfectly to the gentle verse

  • Thank you Ruth! It was a release to paint this – I feel I have let go of some kind of burden.

    – Erika .

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