I don't know if there are guns in heaven by izzybeth
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this is a response to Helen and Ray. I don’t know if there are guns in heaven, but I do know that there are artists…

See the dynamite box… it is loaded with art supplies.

There is a group titled if you take a knife to a gunfight… I think that is a name of a Sherman Alexi story or novel,
anyway.

here is my response to the notion of art and war.

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izzybeth

Ever since the beginning of memory, I drew, painted, and crafted. As a child, above our family couch was a painting of lush woods and trail leading to a cottage house. I followed the trail with my mind’s eye and invented a family that lived in the cottage. Sometimes I would ”sit“ under a painted tree and imagine the world of the painting. My orientation shifted, I was no longer sitting on the couch, I was under the artfully rendered tree. This was the beginning of a love affair with art.

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  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    great image well done good responce !LIZ

  • Thank so much!

    – izzybeth

  • theyellowfury
    theyellowfuryover 4 years ago

    I’m so doing that someday. Really cool boxes.

  • Lol and thank you.

    – izzybeth

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    There better not be guns in heaven – if there are, I am not going

  • Not in my heaven!!!

    – izzybeth

  • DragonFlyer
    DragonFlyerover 4 years ago

    Great to see a response like this to that powerful poetry… if there are heaps of art supplies there – maybe it might be a place I wouldn’t mind visiting ;)))

  • Glad you like it. Yes, H’s performance poem was definitely a clincher. Her poem had me rolling!!! I found the dynamite box at a secondhand store, and I knew it would be a perfect vessel for my various art supplies. I love the dark humor behind taking a knife to a gunfight. Maybe taking a paintbrush to a gunfight might be better? I don’t know.

    And whether it is heaven or my home you were referring to, you are so welcome to join us…
    Really not sure how tidy heaven is though… as you can probably guess, I an not a very good housekeeper. but company is always welcome.
    As a matter of fact, I always tell people that if they are not afraid to see how my family and I REALLY live, you can come visit us any time…

    – izzybeth

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 4 years ago

    Wow what a great photograph! If there is a heaven artists like you are definitely going there! :-)

  • Thanks, I am so glad you like it… I had taken the photo the other day and wanted to upload it eventually, and when I saw you and your adorable and sardonic poem I just had to chime in with you. So Glad you like it.

    – izzybeth

  • maryannwakeley
    maryannwakeleyover 4 years ago

    not in my heaven!… a creative shot :-)

  • Lol!!! thank you for taking a peek…

    – izzybeth

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