Collaboration: Storm by thedawnthaterupts and Jill Joy

This post is a collaboration between thedawnthaterupts (Gayle) and me. I subscribe to the dawnthaterupts and find her poetry resonates with my current experiences, which always seems something of a small miracle. But then isn’t that what art is about? We get to see and now ourselves through someone else’s expression. Recently Gayle posted Storm. I executed a painting of the same name some months ago and it was as though Gayle had put words to my image. I am continually fascinated and excited by the spontaneous collaboration that the community of artist, bloggers and poets on provides me.

Jill Joy, Storm, oil on canvas, 48×72



There is a storm coming,
Can’t you feel it?
The ground shakes with
As your footsteps
Your presence a foundation
For worry,
And your fists tighten and
Clench with
Rugged rhythm.

The rain is coming,
And I am without shelter,
Without a chance for
Blindsided by the
Winds that brought you.

There is a storm coming.
I see the clouds in the distance.


Turquoise Ocean

Jill Joy - Turquoise Ocean - oil on canvas - 12x14"

Jill Joy – Turquoise Ocean – oil on canvas – 12×14″

Study for Blue Swell


Jill Joy - Study for Blue Swell - acrylic on canvas - 11x14"

Jill Joy – Study for Blue Swell – acrylic on canvas – 11×14″


Jill Joy – Aftermath – oil on canvas – 48×60″

A recent piece I completed from the “Consciousness” Series.


Hi All, Getting caught up on posting awards. I’ll be responding to this shortly w/ nominations and details- Jill


Hi Jill, I am giving you the 7×7 Award. You can go to×7-award/ for more information.
I am really enjoying your blog and web site. And thanks for posting on my blog.