Saturday, May 09, 2009

heavenly muse

Spring 1907 - Carl Larsson
From time to time, my readers send me wonderful snippets, share art and point out details. They tell me that I and or my work reminds them of someone.  I have been honored to have been told many times that my work reminds them of the artist Carl Larsson
(I am fascinated with his work, the detail, the pretty, the light, the color.)
They tell me that I am Karin, "muse" of Carl, wife, mother of 8 and artist. 
While Karin lit the home-fires, raised the children, she also provided great counsel for her husband.  He looked to her for her expertise, her critique and her light.  She inspired his artwork,  she was his muse.
I can only imagine living in darkness for so much of the year that when the light finally did shine, it must be a magical time.  A time to reflect and feel the glow of the sun.  A moment to get your "muse" on.

Light provides color, and the ability to see and to sew, to produce and to be actively doing until dark.  I always embrace Spring, and the lighter days.  I try to take advantage of the light and sew more often.  
Karin loved textiles.
She sewed many things for her family, as well as designed amazing textiles.  (You may see those on the site)

Growing up one of seven, we each needed to help with the chores, preparation of the beans, peeling the potatoes all while our Mother created a home full of amusement.  This weekend, celebrate Mother's who amuse and fill our hearts and our homes with so much.  

Take a moment and honor the heavenly muse, your Mother or a woman who has given you life.
Are you a "muse" to anyone?  
(all artwork posted is that of Carl Larsson)


MagicMarkingsArt said...

what a lovely post. hope your day is as inspirational as is this delightful article.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

A beautiful post, wishing you lot of light over these next few months so you can creat more beauty.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Beautifully said, and happy mother's day!

The Bliss Journey said...

I hope you have a beautiful day to create.

Karena said...

Patricia, thank you so much on your encouragement of my art opening!

Heavenly muse, I hope that I am an ispiration to my grandchildren,nieces,and nephews.

Michelle said...

Love the subject matter and the different styles. What a great range.

Thanks for sharing.

Kwana said...

Beautiful post and images.

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

pve- I think your work does have the light touch of Carl Larsson. I love his work-as a child I saw his art in one of my mom's art books and went to it many times. The scenes and colors and activities never disappointed. thanks for this pleasant reminder. G

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

What pretty pictures!

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Deidra said...

Wow, that was beautiful! The words, the art, all of it!

Have a blessed Mother's Day!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I have always loved how Carl Larsson allowed his art to spill over every surface of his home. So much love radiates from every painting. I feel the same thing from yours!

I wish you a delightful Mother's Day, Patricia!!

vicki archer said...

A beautiful tribute to mothers and such beautiful paintings, xv.

###### said...

happy mothers day!

M. Denise C. said...

Thanks for introducing me to a wonderful new Scandinavian artist!

Anonymous said...

I am not sure if I am a muse to anyone but you certainly did capture Karin's impact on Carl and his work. He couldn't have done any of it without her.

Tricia - Avolli

Maria Killam said...

I love that first image, so soft and ethereal. That's me.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Maybe I could make myself fell better about my job by saying that I am their muse in the office...but doormat is more like it. ;-) Muse. Yes; I'll stick with muse.

I loved learning a little about Carl Larsson...he's not an artist I'm very familiar with. Beautiful! And I can indeed see the similarity in your work.