Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Refuge

 
 An ardent heart with wings,
seeking love on no man's land
A string of wishful thinking, 
sailing away into darkness

Foolish as fools can be
Blind as blind men can only see
Always a fountain of hopes
Never a mountain of wisdom

So goes the story of one's life

~ A.K ~


Life is a series of stories. So mine seems to be. Along the way, through all of its scenarios, I have stumbled and fallen, only to find myself climbing back to my own two feet. Most of the times. The images you see and words you read here in my personal chamber of thoughts are tokens of my past and present. They are inspired by dreams, unspoken thoughts, long lost messages and meaningful conversations. All the things I keep and seek for in this ever intriguing journey we call life.

Thank you for lingering. Your presence and friendship are gems to my story.

Best,
Amalia oxx

59 comments:

  1. That is a verry pretty drawing, but what can we do to set the bird free?
    Have a great week
    Janine

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  2. This drawing made me sad, really sad! And what I mostly don't like is that She had striked in her loneliness and despair. She must get out of there as soon as possible, run away from that place, open her eyes for the world, let her heart beat free. Cause somewhere there's for sure a man's heart that's flying to meet hers. And that will change thе present scenario of her life! xxxxx

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  3. Thank you, Janine! We'll set the heart free as soon as it's healed... :)

    Oh, Rossichka! You are the queen of soothing words, indeed! I know my art may seem sad and tragic these days, but I assure you that they are just memories and thoughts I need to pour out. It helps me to see things clearly... Thank you, dear friend. (hugs!!)

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  4. WOW beautiful tree!!!
    heheh... ngga ah teh saya cari2 temen sendiri aja.

    eh ngomong2 kamu pake Revlon ngga?
    ni bedak siapa yah? ketinggalan kayanya...

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  6. I was thinking about you when I start drawing it :)

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  7. ah...kaya ngerti aja teh, pake ngeklik2 segala heheh...di dunia ini ga ada yg mengerti satu sama lain, meureun... So' tau aja gw mah, hahaha... Awwww Ariel Peterpan jadi tersangkaaaaa, I LOVE YOU ARIEL PETERPAN!!!!!!!! I MEANT, PETERPORN!!!!!!!

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  8. Do you remember your "Rhythmic Magnetism, An Embrace"? I read Bellas' comment, she was telling you that it remember her the yin and yang... I thought about your words in another comment, you said "It is hurting her, but she feels nothing because the embrace dismisses all her pain."... I think: that is because pain is in a balanced territoy... and that related me again to yin and yang symbol. I don't know if the girl I draw is you... the girl is on an elephant, elephant represent the soil, the earth. I associate paisley pattern to nature...

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  9. revlon punya siapa ya...masa punya si bibi...yg bener aja...

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  10. sebenernya aku ngga enak aja sih bisi kamu merasa diruin, bukan gimana2. Udah ya nih hpnya low bat, daaaaah... Eh oh ya, si pistol itu ko ga ada tombol buat ngatur volumenya ya???? XD

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  11. Why do you want to be the elephant? ahahah :D

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  12. what a beautiful painting with words that strike straight to the heart! deep and insightful ...

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  14. sama aku juga suka ngeriung mah cuman paling males kalo merasa ngeruin orang :((

    kamu tau ngga ada orang yah diblogland ini yg gw malesin banget (GOSIP TINGKAT TINGGI), males banget sama tuh orang so' pinter so' iye dan kayanya nganggep gw bodo banget ato gimana gitu.
    pernah komen satu kali diblog gw dengan KE-SO' TAU-ANNYA itu padahal ngerti aja ngga.
    EEEEWWWWW!!!!!

    keren tuh "you closed i closed", reminds me of Titanik tau ngga loe, "you jump i jump"?
    hahah :D

    kinclong dari mana, bau ketek gituh, sumpah demi alloh.
    seriously low bat.
    daaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!!!!

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  15. promise this is the last one for today, heheh:

    kata bunny (gw ga kuat pengen ketawa): si tante lia itu kalo ngecek email sebentar yah soalnya ade aksen suka ngoprek2 aja gangguin ibunya.

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  16. yeahhhh, we are four, a crazy house... it's funny, because we usually imagine how it could be if we were not four... but EIGHT! eight boys and girls screaming and crying and eating my mother's flowers... yes, my mom planted a jungle inside our house! it would be a mental hospital, ahah. I will tell you when I'll be pregnant... tchiiii... for me that's TOO far! you have two? with what ages? :D your daughter I know that she have seven!

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  17. Amalia ... I was preparing a pencil drawing to prepare the painting ... and I saw the photo of your friend in your blog ... The position of the head and the colors, the color of hair and face the colors were so harmonious that I draw looking that photos ... the face is not from her, but the position and the colors yes you ... naturally is familiar to you!!!
    Ciao a big embrace

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  18. This is gorgeous Amalia!! It might be my favorite so far (although I think that every time you come out with a new drawing :) Love the tree and how her hair flows down like roots. You are able to express yourself so beautifully. Have a wonderful day :) Lauren

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  19. I believe this is the most beautiful ... wonderful, magical , emotional ... ... wonderful!!!!
    I want it !

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  20. low bet plus ADA BOLA NIH SERU!!!
    FRANCE VS SOUTH AFRICA

    BYEBYEEEE!!!!
    i know i know i know, i sign out.

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  21. Okay I had to find a special access just so I can swoon over this illustration. Beautiful Amalia. You are brilliant.

    I sent you an email on your blogger email addy.

    Oh I see Lakhsmita is still following soccer, you too?

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  22. AHAHAH!!! yes :D a normal day here is like this: my sisters (Mi and Blanca) are reading comics in the middle of my mom's forest. I'm drawing with my brother near the forest. then the party starts! imagine different animals trying to live together in the same cage... everyday I have to solve discussions :) between the lion (Mi), the pig (Blanca) and the dog (my brother)

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  23. (and I should say: it's a really small cage...)

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  24. I'm... I'm... ah! I'm a horse :) wild but faithful for those who I love, oh! it's perfect for a circus drawing! (oh! you don't sleep, sister tree?)

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  26. "Did you see Amalia's tree?" she asked me over the phone.
    "No, not yet," I replied.
    "Go. Go. You HAVE to see this tree. *gasp* It is so beautiful, the most wonderful tree. That Amalia, she is really an incredible illustrator."

    And so I cam here, at the urging of someone special whose opinions I respect utmost. She did not deceive. And you did not disappoint. There is an abundance of symbolism and significance in your drawings, particularly the ones that come deepest from your heart. I see she is now rooted and absorbing some healing from her sheltering tree, the very tree that does not cage her heart but rather protects it. Truly, truly beautiful and poetic, dear Amalia!

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  27. Thank you everyone, for warming my heart with your kind words. You are all gems in my story!! (HUGS)

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  28. Bella, you and Ces are definitely something else! And generous to the roots. Hehehee...

    You know, sometimes it amazes me how clearly you see my work. Do they seem so obvious to you? Maybe some people do travel in the same wavelength. Well, either that or you're just a born art interpreter. Thank you, sweet!! oxx

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  29. ahhhh!!!! iya iya nih baru dibaca!
    YES THATS HER!!!!
    cuman gw lupa aja namanya.
    yes yes, ko kamu bisa sih nyambung sama orang itu?
    gw sih ga peduli (BACA NIH BACA!!!!) MO DIA MASTERS PE HA DE KONSEPTUAL ARTIST BLABLABLA, WHATEVS!!!!!!!!!!
    1. NOT REALLY IMPRESSED
    2. LIKE I CARE!!!!!!!!!!

    SUMPAH YAH TUH ORANG BLAGU BANGET TAU NGGA, MENURUT GW SIH SI DOI GA PINTER2 BANGET, BUKTINYA DIA SO' TAU PAS KOMEN DI BLOG GW BARI JEUNG SALAH!

    EEEWWWWW!!!!

    KOMEN DIA DI BLOG GW LEBIH CENDERUNG LASUT, BUKAN KRITIK ATO GIMANA GITU.
    KALO MO KRITIK SIH YA TERSERAH AJA MASA KITA MO MAXA ORANG HARUS SUKA DENGAN KARYA KITA, GW SIH FAIR AJA, MO SUKA BOLEH, MO NGGA JUGA MATI AJA LU DI NERAKA (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH)

    GW GA TAU DEH KALO DIA NGOMONGIN GW ATO BUKAN... MALES MIKIRINNYA. KALO IYA JUGA, BAGUSLAH BRARTI DIA SADAR KALO DIA....hmmmmmm boleh nyebut kata2 kasar ngga disini???

    :D
    :D
    :D
    :D
    :D

    awas yah kalo komen ini di delete.
    :P
    I WILL SPAM YOU.

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  30. pikir-pikir edan komen gw barusan...cengeknya 12.

    awas kalo ini di delete juga.

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  31. oh tapi temen kamu yg satu lagi baik hati mo gambar foto gw padahal kenal juga ngga.
    salamin yah, pisssss!!!!!
    xxxxoooo

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  32. Haaaay! Here is Mita full of words and I cannot understand a darn thing!

    Yesterday when I saw this tree I was blinded by it that the poem breezed by me.

    Ahh My dearest Amalia. The mind is a powerful thing. It dictates our heart. How did the mind get that way in the first place? Was it desire or was it one's will?

    You know, love isn't exactly what we think it is sometimes. I don't want to to sound like a killjoy but people tend to think so highly of it.

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  33. You are right in one way or another, my dear Ces. Sometimes we think too highly of love, it blinds us. I remember the time when I wanted nothing more than to love and to be loved. The feeling took over my mind completely. But there is also the feeling of a love safely harbored and secured in the heart as well as in the mind. That is a thousand times more beautiful, don't you think?

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  34. Desire is definitely a dangerous, dangerous thing.

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  35. On a very serious note first, YOU HAVE OUT DONE YOURSELF WITH THIS PIECE OF BEAUTY! Oh my goodness how gorgeous is this???? You have pulled out all the stops. It's wonderful!!! Now your comments had me laughing so hard this morning I had to dry my eyes twice! You are hilarious! Thanks for making my day and making me laugh so hard. Hugs to you my very hilarious friend.
    V

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  36. Hahahaa...anytime, V, anytime. And thank youuu!!! You're definitely one of the brightest gems I have in my pocket. (^-^)

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  37. another beauty! i hope you know how talented you truly are!
    heather

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  38. dreamy and wonderful! I love all the details, the island, the tree, the heart with wings within the heart of the tree and your words that you generously share with us, lovely and tender all~

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  39. "I hate love!"

    Who said that?

    I am free! I can now apply my make up, eat a burger and comment on your blog at the same time!!!

    Viola!!!

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  40. oh I don't think I can talk about love right now. I have to complete a spreadsheet about rules and love does not follow rules.

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  41. Wait until I get home this evening. I will devote my time to you! Tsup!

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  42. Hello Amalia, well this girl is so soft and delicate an beautiful. I just checked some of your older work, thinking I would say that your new work is just amazing and that there has been a big change.

    But that would be lying. It's all beautiful.

    And wayne anderson? Very strange, quirky and I have his circus book down stairs and have terasured it for years - though it reminds me of LSD

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  43. Heh I forgot to say that the tree is soft and delicate and beautiful, but those sneaky roots? She must have been there a while - or perhaps the tree is a fast worker?

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  44. Ahahahaa...Ces, you crack me up! Careful not to apply your burger and eat your make-up there! :D :D :D

    And thank you for the favor, you are TOPS!!

    You know, I'm quite curious now to hear about your ideas and definitions on 'love'... No doubt I'll be inspired! Hehee... oxx

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  45. Well Andrew, I feed on "soft, delicate and beautiful", you know. Quite a balancing trick I learned while figuring out the hard and rugged encounters I'm facing. It's incredible how tender these encounters could turn out to be sometimes. :))

    Thanks for the compliments, of course. Glad to know you're familiar with Wayne Anderson's work. Not many people are. LSD? Really? :D

    Yes, that tree is a fast worker, I suppose. Reminds me of this rugged encounter I came across just recently. :))

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  46. Great illustration, it seems to have a slight Art Nouveau feel to it with all those beautiful flowing curves and lines.

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  47. Another beauty, Amalia. It is soft, delicate and beautiful like all of your drawings. And you, as well, Amalia, seem to have a soft, delicate and beautiful personality. Perhaps this is why such beauty appears on paper when you pick up your pencil to draw.
    And the words you write... always so beautiful and meaningful.

    Ah, Love. It does entrap our hearts and souls, it often causes pain, but when it is true, it makes you soar. And SO many kinds of love. My heart is full with the love of so many friends in this Blog World. Who would have ever imagined?
    I am happy to call you friend.
    Have the best weekend!
    ♥ audrey

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  48. Umm.. I think this is my new favorite of yours... WOW.. so gorgeous.. that tree!!!!
    I'm still here Amalia ..just feel soo busy with kids and summer vacation.. the truth be told.. the beekeeper painting was finished 2 weeks ago.. no new painting since :(.. but all in good time.. thanks for your visit!
    I also am so in love with your new header.. the swan! And beautiful delicate face.. crazy talent!!!

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  49. Your work is going from strength to strength and I feel your heart pouring into it. Thankyou for sharing the wonderful gift you have :) xx

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  50. So beautiful. You are such a talented artist with such inner awareness. What a gem.

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  51. Ethereal, poignant and poetic! Charming posts on this blog!

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  52. Good morning! What is going on here?

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  53. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG! Goodnight dear Amalia!

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  54. wah ini kereen, suka sama komposisinya deeh :D

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  55. You have some lovely work here, but I especially liked this one.

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  56. Amalia -

    The mysteries of our lives. The thrills of our lives. The sadness of our lives. The magic of our lives. Yes, the stories of our lives.

    Your expressions are beautiful!

    Grete

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  57. It's a magical tree:)
    Beautiful work and beautiful writing. Maybe one day you can compile all your artwork and writings into a book

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