Heart Breaking

Jill Joy - Broken Heart - 16x16" - mixed media on board - available - contact jill@jilljoy.com

heart breaking
nothing new

it breaks

and it breaks

because we are through

One day it will break open
and I will begin anew.


(c) Jill Joy



A Different Kind of Life

A Different Kind of Life.  By Jill Lurie

Full Moon

Full Moon.

Full Moon

There’s a full moon out tonight of possibility,
of promise and pregnant expectation.
A luminous orb of redolent light
in a dark and questioning sky.

Rich in its murky autumn colored halo,
it shimmers in expectation and uncertainty.
A pulsing ring of potential resonance
encircles  two people,
waiting long and lonely and happy at times
for love to come.

Is it here, finally, do you think?
A place to rest and remain?
To luxuriate and enjoy the full promise
of another’s body…another’s being?

What kind of match will it be?
End to end resonance?
Deeply back into the past and forward into the future
with all that karmic complexity?
Or, better yet, a match for the here and now?
A peaceful pairing
an easy sighting of another, familiar,
after a long and difficult journey
back home to Self.

Let the full moon portend then–
the possibility and the promise.
Let us lift our faces to each other
To the warmth of graciously reflected light,
and the glow of mutual recognition.

by Jill Joy

Undone by Love

I am undone by love

It has stripped me flesh from bone

It has separated my cells

Until I am no longer alone


I am undone by love

I no longer recognize my face

Light pours through my visage

The air on my skin like lace


I am undone by love

I no longer recognize who I am

Who could have imagined such a joining

Between a woman and a man


© Jill Joy

More About Jill Joy – Artist’s Statement

My work evolves me. I see my consciousness expressed in what comes out of me onto the canvas. I’m able to process and release my emotions. But more than that, the act of painting itself causes me to evolve. I find my place in the world – in the universe. I connect to something greater than myself. For an instant or several minutes or an hour – I am at one, at peace. My mind is quiet and I am connected god and my destiny.


You Hurt Me (Blame)

New Post from Forces of Nature Series

Nature is a powerful force, the currents of which we sometimes find moving in our lives, our bodies and our relationships. Who has never been at sea or felt the dawning of a new sun?

This work recognizes the beauty and power of nature internally within our psyches and externally in the world around us.It also recognizes that sometimes the people in our lives and the feelings we have for them can feel like a force of nature — just as magnificent and uncontrollable.

Jill Joy - You Hurt Me (blame), acrylic on canvas, 60x72


Dark Mountain

Jill Joy-Dark Mountain-60x36"

Dark mountain
in the canyon of your heart
Solid and hard
it breaks you apart

Dark mountain
rising up from the craggy moist
in the valley of your soul
solid rock that steals choice

Dark mountain
it’s a wall of pain
keeping you broken
as you remember again

Dark mountain
shadowing the landscape of your mind
release resistance
allow mutable time

© Jill Joy