Waking Up by ©Janis Zroback

Wake up.
Day calls you to your life: your duty.
And to live, nothing more.
Root it out of the glum night and the darkness
that covered your body, for which light waited
on tiptoe in the dawn.
Stand up, affirm the straight, simple will to be
a pure slender virgin.
Test your body’s metal….cold, heat?
Your blood will tell against the snow,
or behind the window.
The colour in your cheeks will tell.
And look at people.
Rest ..
Doing no more than adding
your perfection to another
Your task is to carry your life high,
and play with it, hurl it
like a voice to the clouds,
so it may retrieve the light
already gone from us.
That is your fate.. to live
Do nothing
.Pedro Salinas

Crackling with energy, light, and colour, “Waking Up” is from the series “The Trees”….. painted in Pastel, Bodycolour, and Watercolour on handmade Indian paper made from recycled cotton



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I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
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  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackalmost 5 years ago

  • Kent DuFault
    Kent DuFaultalmost 5 years ago

    LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I am so happy that you do…thanks so much….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • umbra
    umbraalmost 5 years ago

    oh yeah……

  • Thanks for that Erich.. :))

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  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...almost 5 years ago

    Wonderful Janis!

  • Thanks so much Pauline….very good of you…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 5 years ago

    Really exciting artworK!

  • Thanks so much…lovely of you to say so…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • redladyart
    redladyartalmost 5 years ago

    Great powerful color ;)

  • Thanks so much Sharon…very nice of you…

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  • Sophie-Berger
    Sophie-Bergeralmost 5 years ago

    For ever your admirator :-)

  • Thanks so much Sophie…that’s great to know…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • micklyn
    micklynalmost 5 years ago

    gorgeous energy and vibrancy ( :

  • Thanks so much Micklyn…very nice of you…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackalmost 5 years ago

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