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BLISS 2 by Tammera

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At first I did not know what to name this work. The fact that I am still pondering all the symbolism in it will not change its original tittle.

I was working on this artwork in the exact hours of my mother’s passing from this life….I was aware she would die soon but did not know I was creating in in her moments of leaving.

This work holds very special meaning to me. There are many things in it that are magical. I will not go into all of them, but will tell one so that the viewer may have an idea just how magical this piece truly is…

As I have said I struggled with this piece in the very hours my mom was passing from this life. As I argued with myself weather or not to leave the dragonflies or change them to butterflies….to leave them kept its urgency in my heart.

Days after my mom’s death and funeral….As I was getting my mom’s jewelry in order (all matching earrings and sets together) and assembling them so that the persons to choose pieces (sister, sisters-in-law and grand-daughters) would have an easier time selecting and not tire my dad…

I came across a small lilac colored box. Purple is my favorite color. So I found myself intrigued as to what might be in the box…and much to my joy did I find 2 sets of dragonfly earrings. When I opened the box it seemed as if they were flying out to greet me and I truly did know that my mom was with me, not only in that moment but also in the moment in doing this work of art.

Truth be told…in titling this work I did not yet know why I called it bliss. But looking back I can still hear my mom’s voice in my heart….‘follow your bliss’ listen to your gut’ ‘trust your instincts’

I do believe my mom guided the working of this piece and titled this work and then also led me to the below quotes which I posted with this piece…and she did so before she died.

Mom died at 5:21 p.m. on November 8
in the 4 hours previous she was asleep and those are the hours I was working on this piece. I finished this work and posted it around 4:15 p.m. and then immediately was overcome by exhaustion, so I drifted off to sleep. I awoke from my deep slumber at 5:28 p.m…..

The below quotes and artwork was posted one hour before the moment of my mom’s death. And so the title and the quotes to this work remain, as my mom’s love will always remain in my heart

“The true joy and wonder of life can only be yours if you follow your own intuition aiming to achieve your bliss.”
― Steven Redhead, The Solution

“You can own an elephant or a bank or power thereof but if there’s no personal breast bliss all you own is a lot of dead atoms and ideas.”
― Allen Ginsberg

“Only internal bliss is perpetual, nothing else is created to last. That’s why God lives within us and all storms pass”
― Carl Henegan

“A revolution in the eyes of man carries purpose.
A revolution in the eyes of the awakened carries bliss.”
― Sal Martinez

“Following all the rules leaves a completed checklist. Following your heart achieves a completed you.”
― Ray Davis

Digital Art
Photoshop CS5

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woman, wings, angel, beach, fancy glass, glass bottles, dragonfly, dragonflies, demons, pedestal, stone pedestal, beach shell, beach fantasy, colorful, blue, purple, yellow turquoise, teal, abstract, surreal, surrealistic, surrealism, fantasy

I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB9 months ago

    November 8, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Feature!!~~
    Thank you so very kindly for this honor!

    – Tammera

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesor9 months ago

    Marvelous Tammera!! :)

  • Thank you Keith!

    – Tammera

  • Ellanita
    Ellanita9 months ago

    Magic and absolutely beautiful Tammera…..

  • Thanx again hon!

    – Tammera

  • LadyFi
    LadyFi9 months ago

    Lovely work.

  • thank you Lady!

    – Tammera

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB9 months ago

    November 9, 2013

    Outstanding work!

  • Feature!!~~
    Thank you so very kindly for this honor!

    – Tammera

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...9 months ago

    Fabulous compilation, Tammera!

  • thanx so much Christina!

    – Tammera

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimage9 months ago

  • loiteke
    loiteke8 months ago

  • Feature!!~~
    Thank you so very kindly for this honor!

    – Tammera

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBoo8 months ago

    both beautiful and stunning

  • thanx so kindly Boo

    – Tammera

  • Riko2us
    Riko2us8 months ago

    great work !

  • thank you Riko!

    – Tammera

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