Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"She Sings in Riddles"

"She Sings in Riddles"

This painting was inspired by a song I listen to by my favorite band "Third Day".  The lyrics of the song are coming from the birds mouth.

"She sings in riddles, she sings in rhymes, saying everything and nothing, at the same time. Still there's something, that blows my mind... she sings in riddles, she sings in rhymes"

This song speaks to my soul! We all come from such diverse backgrounds. Different cultures, religions, skin color, different languages...
We can choose to look at the differences between us and allow them to divide us.
We can choose to see the beauty in one another! We sometimes don't understand one another, and sometimes don't even agree with each other. However, we were all created by the same creator, created with love and careful planning.
So, when I painted this painting... I painted it in the hopes that when the viewer looked at it, it would create a feeling of Joy, Peace, and wonder. You have to step into the painting to see what is coming from her mouth. Then, the beautiful lyrics... and then finally the journey begins for the viewer... left to wonder what the lyrics mean to you!
To listen to "She Sings in Riddles"
click here:


  1. I love it!
    Embracing the wonder!

  2. LOVE your blog Kim and your new paintings as well! Stunning and charming and warm and wonderful! Beautiful works of art Kim and the blog really shows them off so beautifully!!!!! Fantastic! Huge huggers for a job well done! Thanks too for all your wonderful postings on FB! Love seeing all the works of art! Happy painting to you Kim! Christine xxx

  3. Yay - Christine is here too!

    Hi Kim,
    I love reading about your artwork's inspiration, it brings even more to the painting! I feel privileged because I saw it before you posted it here!

  4. Hey Kim! Well how does it feel to be a member of blogland!!! Congrats on getting your blog up and running. I find that they really are living and breathing entities, always changing and evolving with us as we do ourselves. I love that you gained such inspiration from song lyrics - music and art together can be so powerful for the viewer, and thanks. For sharing, 'coz sometimes it can be real hard, and first time can be down right frightening! ;)
    x Donna

  5. Hi Kim! I love your blog and your birds are so cute!

  6. Thanks Debbie! Birds and Trees... I can't resist them! What do you like to paint?

  7. Hey Lyle!
    Thanks for checking out my Blog and embracing the wonder!
    Go Steelers!! LOL!

  8. Hey There Christine!
    What have you been up to?? Thank you so much for all your encouragements! Glad you like the blog too! I think it is going to be fun explaining and expressing where my mind goes when I create. I always thought it was better to leave the wonderment to the viewer... What do you think?

  9. Hey Jane!
    Thanks for the post! I can't wait to see where Wyanne brings us next! ;)

  10. Hey Donna!
    I'm glad you're on this journey with me! Did you get a chance to listen to the song? Let me know what you thought of it if you did!
    Off to bed so I can get up and PAINT tomorrow! YAY!
    Can't wait to see what you do next!
    Big Hugs!

  11. Very cute bird painting! I like your inspirational message...you can tell a lot of love went into that painting. I am glad I found you through Wyanne's paint free class!

  12. Hi Magdalene!
    I LOVE Wyanne! I feel she is not only my art mentor... but she is also a life inspirer! Thanks for finding me... I looked at your blogs too, I can't wait to see where Wyanne's class will take us both!
    Happy Painting!

  13. I absolutely love Third Day... but I love your paintings more! Well done. I will be back for a visit... and soon!

  14. I think I am their #1 fan! I actually gave them a painting and it's hanging in their new studio! It's in their video with Tai ANderson touring their studio! Check it out!!!

  15. Hi Kim!

    I love Third Day too! How cool you gave them a painting and they hung it in their studio!! I'll have to go check out that tour...so neat!

    Lovely post and as always, lovely message! I love the idea of embracing each other's differences with love and acceptance! Your painting is beautiful and absolutely gives the feeling of Joy, Peace and Wonder!

    I'm so excited to see what you create next!! :)

    Take care,

  16. I love your painting. Your blog is very well done and I've enjoyed seeing your work. Smiles, Nan