Friday, June 29, 2012

Oh, Happy Day! New Emyo's Are Here!

They're Here! Emily's paintings are here!
It's as if a much needed breath of fresh air waltzed into Mulberry Heights Antiques today!
When Emily and her husband walked in the door we greeted them like they were long lost relatives! 
We were super excited and these paintings couldn't have come at a better time! It's so hot here in Birmingham that it's as if life has come to a stand still of sorts and no one is venturing out much…however, today seemed to be different and there were lots of customers milling about and enjoying our Sale and then in walks Emily! With her precious, tiny belly only slightly revealing that baby #6 is arriving in October mind you! "How does she have time to paint like this?"
I know some of you are thinking that! Because I often think it myself! No matter! She just does! Take a look at these gorgeous paintings and hopefully they will start your weekend off with a bang!
(Please excuse some of my bad photography in the birdcage series! They are truly phenomenal and some of my most favorites I've ever seen of hers!)




This wonderful birdcage series of paintings are sold separately but I sure do love them all together! They are the result of an inspiration from a Maya Angelou poem "Caged Bird" which you can read below.





These last 3 paintings are the ones she let stay with us along with the new ones! Hope you will take a look and don't let any of these incredible works of art get away if you've had your heart set on purchasing one for yourself!






Caged Bird

BY MAYA ANGELOU
A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind   
and floats downstream   
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and   
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings   
with a fearful trill   
of things unknown   
but longed for still   
and his tune is heard   
on the distant hill   
for the caged bird   
sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
and he names the sky his own
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams   
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream   
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied   
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings   
with a fearful trill   
of things unknown   
but longed for still   
and his tune is heard   
on the distant hill   
for the caged bird   
sings of freedom.


 I hope your weekend is wonderful and that you enjoy a great Fourth of July! We will be spending ours with our daughter and her husband in New Orleans! Hope to have a lot to post about after that!

7 comments:

  1. I love the caged birds and the fishing painting. She does gorgeous work.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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    1. She really does!! I will promise you that if you saw her Church's you would immediately fall in love! I love her hunting/fishing scenes and these are definitely the most phenomenal bird cages we've ever had…but the church's and farm scenes always blow me away! I have to MAKE myself not take them home with me!

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  2. LOVE them all!!!! And thoroughly enjoyed reading that lovely poem too!! Man, I GOT to get another EMYO! She truly is the best.

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  3. Hi Carolyn, I also love the birdcage paintings and thanks for sharing the poem. I hadn't read it in a while.

    Have a great weekend,
    Phyllis

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  4. Carolyn, you are absolutely right about the "Birdcage" series. They should be hung together if possible. Did she use a palette knife on the landscapes? It's hard to tell in the pics, but the texture is making me so happy. Seriously, IF I had a spot of the birdcages I would buy them this minute, they are so evocative & happy at the same time. I know it's hot! Texas has not been left out of this. Ireland sounds good about now. xx's

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  5. Each more gorgeous than the last, but I especially love the still life floral vase!
    Stacy

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  6. What gorgeous paintings. I love the texture of them. I would happily have any of these on my walls. X Sharon

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