Consciousness #art #spirituality

I look up and I see the sky.
It becomes part of me.

My feelings like clouds
against the clear blue vastness,
scudding across the backdrop of
infinite consciousness.

I look out and I see the ocean.
It becomes part of me.

My memories like islands
in a sea of universal mind.

Jill Joy - Gathering Storm - oil on canvas - 48x72 -2014

Jill Joy – Gathering Storm – oil on canvas – 48×72 -2014

Jill Joy - Blue Sky - oil on canvas- 45x69 - 2014

Jill Joy – Blue Sky – oil on canvas- 45×69 – 2014

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For the Self Reliant Valentine

Valentine’s day…the holiday of hearts and love. I have one here for you. Maybe for you or the one you love. A painting about independence, resilience and self love in the face of disappointment and the challenges life throws at us, teaching us to love ourselves above others so we can truly love others and have relationships that go beyond an exchange of need. How do we ever find true and unconditional love unless we learn to give it to ourselves? The poem below goes with this painting. Interested in purchase? Contact Jill

Jill Joy - Self Love Trumps Heartbreak - mixed media on canvas - 44x44" - 2006 - $2,400 includes shipping in the US

Jill Joy – Self Love Trumps Heartbreak – mixed media on canvas – 44×44″ – 2006 – $2,400 –  includes shipping in the US

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am the sea I’ve been seeking,
An ocean of love so pure.
A body of water to swim in
Endlessly without reaching shore.

I thought it was you and you and you,
But then you were there no more.
I kept thinking I’d find the one
If I knocked on a million doors.

Now I realize it’s just me.
As it has been all along.
A million melodies in the world
Only I can sing my song.

I can swim forever
Swim forever without end.
In the body of water that is me,
I am my own best friend.

Other people will float in my ocean,
Islands of pain and delight.
I am the vastness they reside in
An ocean of clear white light.

(c) Jill Joy

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Packaging #art #poetry

How do you capture
and bottle
Divine Inspiration
merging with
free form
un-tempered talent?

How do you
package it
For sale
without killing it
So the host
can survive?
(pay the rent
buy groceries
afford paint)
To keep working
and be a vessel
for divine love
Inspiration
and energy?

How do you do that?
(I’m finding out)

© Jill Joy August 26, 2013

Growth #art #poetry

Jill Joy - Growth - oil on canvas - 60x48" -2013

Jill Joy – Growth – oil on canvas – 60×48″ -2013 – Available

Change is upon me
The opening
of a closed heart
Blue green
(and) bursting

Restoring
my capacity
to love

Change is upon me
The opening
of a closed heart
Blue green
(and) bursting

Deepening
my understanding
of love

© Jill Joy 2013

Art Show & Open House – La Jolla CA – Wed 7/10 – 5:30pm

Over 20 of my paintings will be featured on Wednesday night. Please come out if you can!6604 la Jolla Home and Art Show Art 71013 150 dpi

Wave #art

Jill Joy - Wave - oil on canvas- 60x72" - 2012

Jill Joy – Wave – oil on canvas- 57×69″ – 2013

A wave.

has crashed through my life

and separated me

from what has tormented me

and sustained me.

I sit here in the silence

in the receding tide

Wondering.

what will become of me

© Jill Joy 2-4-13

Jill Joy - Wave Installation View - oil on canvas- 60x72"

Jill Joy – Wave Installation View – oil on canvas- 67×69″ – 2013

The Color of Heartbreak

Jill Joy – The Color of Heartbreak – oil on canvas – 48×48″ – 2010 – $1,200 USD

Deep in the color of heartbreak now
Wake me please, I beg you
Nicked and bleeding
Red and green
Hidden by the sun

Giving up on you now
Because I have to
One sad blue dream at a time

You opened my heart for me
Loved me through
I try to remember that
While slippery tears release you

If you would meet me halfway
I would take you back
In a broken heartbeat.

© Jill Joy September 11, 2012