Yes Is A Gift by Reynaldo

2009 Acrylic mixed media on 140 lb. Watercolour paper 24×18″

Yes Is A Gift was Featured in
Art Inspired by Poetry Group 06 Apr 2010

Yes Is A Gift was Featured in
The Divine Feminine Group 04 Jan 2010

Yes Is A Gift was Featured in
Painted Ladies Group 29 Dec 09

Yes Is A Gift was Featured in
Avant-Garde Art Group 29 Dec 09

Yes Is A Gift was Featured in Art Nouveau
and the Art Crafts Movement Group 21 Dec 09

Yes Is A Gift was Featured in
Inspired Art Group 19 Dec 09

Yes Poem by Anthea Slade was Featured in
Feminine Intent Group 19 Dec 09

Yes Poem by Anthea Slade was Featured in
Midnight Ramlers Group 16 Dec 09

This is another collaboration with the Australian Beauty Anthea Slade, brilliant poet, artist, writer, and all around beautiful, sweet person.
These works were inspired by Anthea’s Poem…….called YES


Yes to sun on my back and breeze on my eyelids
Yes to shadows that reveal the light
Yes to living fully not partly
Yes to breathing in and listening to that quiet still voice inside
Yes to keeping your heart open even when it breaks
Yes to singing in your car with the volume turned up
Yes to looking in your lovers eyes and seeing the tears that reside there
Yes to feeling the spray of the waterfall caress your cheek
Yes to skinny dipping in the black night with the silver moon
Yes to surrendering to the waves that crash through your legs with intent
Yes to gasping for breath in the face of magnitude of a massive mountain
Yes to crying tears overwhelmed by the beauty of a Van Gogh masterpiece
Yes to the splendour of ice cream slipping down your throat
Yes to looking into the eyes of a friend who has been crying
Yes to standing up when life has knocked you over
Yes to mending when your insides are minced red raw
Yes to facing the day when your heart has been splattered across the wall
Yes to reaching out in faith even when there is only the dark
Yes to having courage to speak out regardless of whether it is heard or not
Yes to a beautiful Red Rose that opens to full blooms and petals begin to fall
Yes to rising from the ashes in the wings of Phoenix
Yes to feeling the exuberance of breathing in our air
Yes to celebrating the process just not the end result
Yes to shiver, quiver, tremble, the vulnerability falling in love completely
Yes to revealing the truth even when the risk is rejection
Yes to dancing in the flames of sexual abandon with the one you love
Yes to surrendering to the beat of a primitive drum
Yes to letting your body open to the quiver and the ripple of sensual pulse
Yes to having your hair fly free riding naked on your horse into the ocean
Yes to whisper in your lovers ear that you love them beyond imagination
Yes to love that considers the other heart beyond its own
Yes to being strong enough to be soft enough to be true to self

Above All…

Yes to learning from love rather then pain
Yes to seeing tenderness as not insane
Yes to reaching out and touching another’s heart
Yes to creative freedom that inspires and ignites
Yes to words that reflect our inner drives
Yes to laughter that kisses our days with utter delight
Yes to seeing a sparkling jewel in each day, in each night
Yes to discussion that encourages learning
Yes to questions that convey engagement
Yes to open minds that explore your story
Yes to focus that demonstrates attraction
Yes to collaboration that shares your inner fire
Yes to living life with vitality and vigour
Yes to taking risks to be real
Yes to Kindness that is compassionate

Yes to dance
Yes to love
Yes to freedom
Yes to acceptance
Yes to allowing
Yes to knowing
Yes to giving
Yes to sharing
Yes to yes

Yes to Joie de Vivre
Yes to Seize the day
Yes to Gather ye Rose buds while you may
Yes to sucking the marrow out of life
Yes to living life with Je ne sais quoi
Yes to life living true to self above all
Yes is a gift
Yes is an opening
Yes is an opportunity
Yes is a delight
Yes is Yes
Yes is everything


By Anthea Slade 27 November 2009

As a self-taught working artist, I have always believed that we are all blessed with gifts. It’s up to us to recognize and develop them; to what extent we will use those gifts to benefit others that cross our path.

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  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 5 years ago

    Yes Is A Gift by Reynaldo

    Yes Is A Gift By Reynaldo

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 5 years ago

    beautiful and passionate painting full of colours and heart !!LIZ:)))

  • Liz thank you dear :)

    – Reynaldo

  • madvlad
    madvladover 5 years ago

    yes to life no to toxic places in body or mind only joys and yeses of the wise kind nice art here as always rey

  • Thank you walt for all your wonderful support and comment always nice to hear from you Merry Christmas amigo :)

    – Reynaldo

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 5 years ago

    Oh Rey…Yes to your most beautiful paintings that so divinely and beautifully capture the spirit and essence of my poem YES. I have been looking at these so passionate and layered paintings that are alive with life and deeply felt emotions. Your paintings capture so much of what I was trying to convey. I am so in awe of your beautiful talent dear Rey…thank you. xxx

  • thank for the beautiful mpoem dear partner. And thank you for the wonderful collaborations always fun and interesting. Merry Christmas young Lady and may the new year be just wonderful and bring you lots of beautiful dreams and goals xxx

    – Reynaldo

  • Ruth Palmer
    Ruth Palmerover 5 years ago

    Bravo you two!

  • Merry Christmas Ruth and thank you for you visits and complimets and comment much appreciated :)

    – Reynaldo

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 5 years ago

    Just beautiful!

  • thank you very much dear Stephanie :)

    – Reynaldo

  • diLuisa Photography
    diLuisa Photog...over 5 years ago

    YES, YES, YES!!!!! Both fantastic!! Painting and Poetry!!! YES!!
    Luisa :)

  • Dear diluisa Anthea thanks you as well as I :)

    – Reynaldo

  • sandra22
    sandra22over 5 years ago

    Lovely Rey…wonderful colours and the image ‘speaks’ to me, coupled with Anthea’s fine words, delightful :)

  • Thank you anthea and I both thank you

    – Reynaldo

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous color and an image that speaks in volumes. Great poetry as well. Another fabulous collaboration.

  • Bunny thank you so much I appreciate all your time and visit and comments, seasons greetings

    – Reynaldo

  • banrai
    banraiover 5 years ago

    yes great poem and yes fine painting

  • Thabnjk you friend and Anthea Thank you I appreciate your comments and visits

    – Reynaldo

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