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This is the second piece in a new series called “Musical Expressions”. The intent of the portraits are to convey the feeling expression that accompanies the music. I hope you enjoy it.


11 × 14
pastel and watercolor on Fabriano paper

I know I can’t take one more step towards you
Cause all that’s waiting is regret
And don’t you know I’m not your ghost anymore
You lost the love I loved the most

I learned to live half alive
And now you want me one more time

And who do you think you are
Running ‘round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Who do you think you are

I hear you’re asking all around
If I am anywhere to be found
But I have grown too strong
To ever fall back in your arms

And learn to live half alive
And now you want me one more time

And who do you think you are
Running ‘round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Who do you think you are
Dear, it took so long just to feel alright
Remember how to put back the light in my eyes
I wish I had missed the first time that we kissed
Cause you broke all your promises
And now you’re back
You don’t get to get me back

And who do you think you are
Running ‘round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don’t come back for me
Don’t come back at all

And who do you think you are
Running ‘round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You’re gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Don’t come back for me
Don’t come back at all

Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?

Jar of Hearts Christina Perri

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Leslie Gustafson is a traditonal artist passionate about creating Art That Feels – an outgrowth of her work as a psychotherapist for the last 20 years. Working in all media, with a special interest in pastels, her art is both realistic and focused on expressing and prompting feeling. Rich color, Christian and Relational themes as well as Portraiture play a large role in her gallery here at RedBubble.

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Comments

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackabout 3 years ago

    Harrowing thoughts and emotions really well portrayed here Leslie….great painting…

  • Thank you Janis!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    awesome work..

  • Thank you Maggie! and for stopping by:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 3 years ago

    wonderful full of light ,beautiful look !!leslie !Liz

  • Thanks Liz! the light found its own way in the watercolor – love that about watercolor.Thanks for stopping by:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • sky   princess
    sky princessabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful portrait….

  • Thank you!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Rebecca Tun
    Rebecca Tunabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you for letting me know about your group!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 3 years ago

    Such a striking portrait Leslie ! Your Fabulous faces are full of Soul ! Awesome work

  • Thank you Paul! Portraiture is so enjoyable to me. I have other projects that I put off to do these!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago


    February 19th, 2011
    Please enter/vote in the ongoing Challenges
    Mary

  • Yay!!!! Thank you Mary!! You rock!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasabout 3 years ago

    Expressive character! Her sight is great!

  • Thank you Dorina, kind of you to say that!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Miriam Morgan
    Miriam Morganabout 3 years ago

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    February 22, 2011

  • Wow, fantastic, thank you!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Malcolm McCoull
    Malcolm McCoullabout 3 years ago

    Sends us back a long way through the sands of time…..

  • Great comment, thank you !:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

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