Pele by MoonSpiral


Small (16.4" x 22.4")

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9×12 soft pastel on Sennelier la carte paper

Her passion explodes
It erupts and oozes out
targetting your cold
dark earth

You stand frozen
and stare
mesmerized by her

When her fire finally
touches your heart
You are stricken
You panic
and run into the

She burns
creates again
and you only

Mimi’s art is like love poetry and I am always wondering who she is writing those beautiful words to.


portrait, passion, beauty, goddess, romantic, hawaii, pele, mimi yoon, tammy wampler, poetry, fire

Tammy Mae Moon is tired of writing about herself in third person. I like to paint. I like to paint women and birds and snakes, and a few other things.

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  • Lynsye Medalia
    Lynsye Medaliaover 4 years ago

    WOW!!! What a spot on portrait!! You’ve done such a wonderful job with all of her features. Love the colors in her hair….she makes a most perfect Pele! I too wonder who her words are for…

  • I can’t believe it took me so long to draw her…probably because it is itimidating drawing an artist that is so good at drawing herself. Thanks Lynsye!

    – MoonSpiral

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersover 4 years ago

    powerful & strong this is….just beautiful, tammy…those eyes……wow….

  • Thanks Jan, I know Mimi has such power in her eyes.

    – MoonSpiral

  • LTScribble
    LTScribbleover 4 years ago

    really beautifully portrait…….my first thought was her hair reminded me of the firey phoneix…then I read your poetry and looked at the name again…….Really wonderful pic and poem……her hair does give the feeling of fire flowing….and i see specks that remind me perfectly of ask and sparks…….Wow……

  • Aww thankyou. I so appreciate you taking the time to look at it and write such kind words!

    – MoonSpiral

  • MissingYou
    MissingYouover 4 years ago

    Fantastic Painting…Beautiful and have captured well:)

  • Thankyou so much Robin!

    – MoonSpiral

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 4 years ago

    Just perfect, Tammy, and she looks good as a red-head, too! Your poetry is wonderful. I hope this gets featured A LOT.

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 4 years ago

    WOW……this is just so nicely done……the eyes are perfect…..that hair is on fire and really draws you into that intense gaze.

  • stephanie allison
    stephanie allisonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful portrait Tammy!! I love how you did her hair and it totally looks like Mimi!! ♥

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 4 years ago

    wow ..such a beautiful rendition of such a beautiful artist, poet , wahini………

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 4 years ago

    oh my gosh….
    wow dear tammy….
    she is soooo beautiful….
    the expression on her face is sooooo amazing….. i cannot take my eyes off of her eyes… they are mesmerizing…
    love the passion she wears on her hair… her eyes… her lips…. her skin…. so gorgeous…. (oops~ she’s me ;P )
    thank you so so so much….. you made me gorgeous…
    i am utterly honored…. so completely….

    and your poem…. so so beautiful….. i want to be her

    love, mimi

  • I am so relieved that you like her, I mean you! I just can’t believe it took me so long to draw you. Funny, my four year old daughter looked at this this morning and said “She looks sad”. I asked her why she looks sad and she said “Maybe she just saw a bear and is scared”. I think it is the intense passion in your eyes that overwhelms us all around here.
    Much love to you too,

    – MoonSpiral

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 4 years ago

    beautiful art work

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