Wife Imitates Art

In one of my previous posts, I presented this painting called CaptuRED. I had no idea it would be as popular as it was, and on a greater level, never suspected it would become a totem of fertility to a woman who was told she would not be able to conceive. The woman I’m referring to, had seen this painting on the web and went mad for it. She told the man in her life and he contacted me about purchasing it as a surprise for her for Christmas. ( What a good guy! ) I shipped it to him in California and the night it arrived he presented it to her. I imagine there was that particular way in which a woman can express her absolute joy at getting such a surprise and guess what?? That very night, she conceived and is now 5 months away from the birth of a baby she was told she would never have! Women have a way of knowing almost to the second with accuracy envied by the NASA space team, when they conceived. She said she knew that very night.

There ARE of course other methods to determine when is the best time, like the lunar cycle.

You can move to a part of the world where fertility rates are the highest, like Africa.

There are ancient totems of fecundity that have been known to increase the potential for fertility like the Venus de Willendorf

But what would YOU rather have hanging in your bedroom?

This same couple was also here on St. Croix last month and she attended my art show at the Atrium Gallery, glowing, slightly rounded, and brought the painting back here with her from California in order to hang it in my show to entertain the many who attended with the magic of this great story. What’s next? One of her next year substituting the baby for the rooster!

I can see another commission coming……….

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14 Responses to “Wife Imitates Art”

  1. Arkay Says:

    Wonderful story. The painting (even as a thumbnail) is a powerful one. Congratulations on your ultimate success as an artist (getting others to ‘create’ – in this case another life, in reaction to one of your pieces). Awesome. I see many commisions in your future.

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  3. bonnieluria Says:

    Thank you Arkay. Well said words, and I appreciate the thoughts and time you took to mention it here.

  4. nmoskovitz Says:

    A great story and beautifully told. Were you the reason she came to St. Croix?

  5. bonnieluria Says:

    Thank you Nancy-
    Through the overlaps of connections of like minded people, this couple has family here and came to visit. I know their family.

    You never know how far reaching these pages are.

  6. carolking Says:

    Wow, Now I truly believe you have magical paintings!

  7. paulette4 Says:

    That just might be the ultimate compliment!
    With my four boys, I don’t think I will linger too long looking at it though.
    Unfortunate since it and the Water Bearer are among my very favorites.:)

  8. bonnieluria Says:

    Thanks so much Paulette for visiting again. That’s a funny comment so yes, don’t linger- you’ve already done enough!
    It’s encouraging to hear the kind words and I really appreciate them.

  9. Sue Says:

    Yes, but I can linger since — for me to have another child — it would very truly be a miracle! Lovely story, beautiful work as usual, Bonnie. You are a creative force to be reckoned with in every sense of the word.

  10. bonnieluria Says:

    Oh Sue- you’re too kind. I thank you sincerely.

    Maybe the only reckoning to consider is that I ” reckon ” you should come down to St.Croix next cold winter and give all of our culture/creative/intelligence thirsty artists a dose of your magic. Teach a workshop, I’ll round up the suspects.

    You have nine months to think about it- about as long as a pregnancy! ( It’s the best I can offer you !!)

  11. TerryC Says:

    That painting is so moving, Bonnie. I love how you present the many dimensions of the women in your works.

    And I’m really glad I can comment on your writings, now, too! 😉

  12. bonnieluria Says:

    Thanks so much Terry. The women in our community, both past and present, are the bedrock of this place.
    Many places, actually.

    Glad to be able to welcome your comments here too. Your blog ” Livin’ On St. Croix ” is another one of my daily reads.
    Keep up the insightful reflections.

  13. rick mobbs Says:

    great painting!

  14. Katherine Says:

    Your rooster painting has been nominated in my competition for the Making A Mark Best Portrait by a Female Artist on a blog in 2008

    Click my name to see the post about the competition and to see who nominated you.

    Please could you let me know if it’s OK to reproduce your painting on my blog.

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