At the Edge of Dreams

  
Somewhere at the edge of dreams, at the edge of night and day, a golden hare races through the dappled flowers and grass. Chasing the shadows between sun and moon he runs over the mountains curving paths at the very edge of our awareness, trailing stars in his wake. 

 The long dark fingers and shadows of night reach for his golden fur, and he runs onwards, towards dawn. He beckons us and dares us to follow his wild path, far from the known world, along the edges of our dreams. He shows us how to trust our deepest instincts when we don’t understand the world around us, when we’re reaching for something new. Will you follow? 

 This is another of the paintings I’ve been working on for the exhibition ‘movement ‘

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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69 Responses to At the Edge of Dreams

  1. Such a Gift you have given us with your sharing of your art.. Thank you, and wishing you well with all of your exhibits 🙂

  2. Gorgeous painting. I would love it on my wall!

  3. What a beautiful painting! I could look at this all day. I’m sure your exhibition will be a big success.

  4. pommepal says:

    By now your paintings will be on the walls of the exhibition. I’m sure they will be well received as they are so fluid and the colours so warm and inviting.

  5. Robin says:

    Your paintings are so beautiful, Seonaid. I love your golden hare. I would, indeed, follow. 🙂

  6. poppytump says:

    Glorious watercolour Seonaid … a lovely light touch … love love love it !
    All the best with the exhibition – you really are one talented lady 🙂

  7. Sharon says:

    Your posts continue to inspire and delight, Seonaid. I’m not the least bit surprised you’re a beautiful painter. Thank you :).

  8. You are so clever! Best of luck with the exhibition. How exciting!

  9. The hare is gathering speed, leaving the forest? Edges are good places to be… Now you are committed to following 🙂

  10. dapplegrey says:

    Beautiful watercolour – such a lovely hare!

  11. Your work has such a nice feel to it. And watercolor too, a difficult medium to perfect from what I understand. The whole thing has a nice sense of movement to it. The environment within which the rabbit moves, surrounds the rabbit in a pleasing way. Even though her world is bounded, the rabbit seems to run without bound. I like it very much. Soothing color scheme as well. When will the limited edition (signed) prints become available? D

    • Thanks David, I’ve been painting with watercolours on and off since the 1980’s so plenty of time to practice….it’s especially good to hear I haven’t lost my skills over the past few years when the camera has eclipsed the brush! Lovely to hear you enjoyed the results….as for prints….I’m selling the originals in the exhibition….but perhaps I can produce some more images to make into prints! Thanks for the support Xx

  12. Lovely painting! I had no idea you paint as well. Great works and wishing you the best for the exhibition!

  13. Excellent – multi-talented

  14. Seonaid, this painting is so beautiful and expressive! Such warmth and joy!

  15. Marvelous, sophisticated, perfect!

  16. Nellcountry says:

    They are absolutely lovely…..something very primitive about them. Best of luck with the exhibition.

  17. Rachael says:

    Delightful. Look forward to seeing more. Such a light ethereal touch. 🙂

  18. Oh yes, I will follow him anywhere! 🙂

  19. restlessjo says:

    Pure delight, Seonaid! For me that is one joyful leap into freedom. 🙂

  20. emmylgant says:

    You are a very talented woman! I love the ‘movement’ in your painting, the legs of the hare, the shadows of the grass and underbrush…. Will the hare take me down the rabbit hole, though? 🙂
    I do love your work.

    • What a generous and encouraging comment✨💕✨Paintings for me always feel far more intimate and somehow more a part of me, and so more revealing and challenging to post online than photographs😁 Lovely feedback makes me feel a little bolder😆Thank you💞

    • Oh and I’m pretty sure the hare will lead you down some kind of otherworldly Alice-like rabbit hole!! What fun✨

  21. wildsherkin says:

    Seonaid, Is there no end to your talent?! This is simply beautiful and I wish you all the best with exhibition. P

    • Many thanks, but yes I fear there are ends and edges to everything!…I’m enjoying getting back into my paints which have been rather neglected over the past few years…the joys and results of the camera being so much more immediate 🙂

  22. Lucid Gypsy says:

    He can lead me anywhere. I love both paintings, this hare doesn’t look as wild as the first one, Will there be more?

  23. Nandini says:

    Beautiful work. 🙂

  24. icelandpenny says:

    a dance of words & images, movement in each and movement between

  25. LightWriters says:

    delightful, wistful, playful & dreamy…LOVE it! 🙂

  26. John Northcutt Young says:

    Lovely.

  27. What a magical hare, Seonaid! Yes, I would follow him. He seems to know the way. 😃

  28. laura lecce says:

    I love this post. Your artworks are so beautiful and full of life. Very lovely.

  29. gwynnrogers says:

    Your beautiful pictures and words reach my heart. Now, if only I was brave enough to follow your rabbit. But it does sound like fun! Your pictures are gorgeous! Good luck with your exhibition!

  30. Colline says:

    These paintings are beautiful.

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