Sunday, November 7, 2010

160/Sunday Sketch - a-salted

ocean breeze,
your lips to me

not a kiss,
but the breath
you breathe

bringing out flavor
in all that
surrounds me

all that i
taste,
feel,
see

this is you
on me.


What can you say in 160 characters? (spaces included) Go see Monkey Man.

This is the first painting I have done in 15 years. The watercolors still work. Smiles. For my friends over at Sunday Sketches.

105 comments:

TechnoBabe said...

I so dearly love the sweet words you share on the subject of love.

Nessa said...

You are multi-talented. Painting is so much fun.

Now I am wishing the ocean breeze is kissing me on the lips. I love the beach when it's cold.

5thsister said...

A lovely 160. I particularly enjoy the line "bringing out flavor in all that surrounds me". That's as it should be, really.

Zuzana said...

I think your drawing is great! You should share it more often, I for one would love to see your creations.;) And I love your short but oh so romantic poem...
Have a lovely Sunday dear Brian,
xo

Candie Bracci said...

Wow!I love it!The words are amazing and I love your drawings!A real artist you are Brian!

Susan Deborah said...

What are you?

Writer?

Artist?

Painter?

Lover?

Father?

I say multi-roles you play. You are all at once and one :)

Joy always,
Susan

Becky said...

Nice!I too would love to see your drawings more often;)

Have a great day Brian!

Friko said...

Excellent poem, I am most impressed.
I read it three times, and still feel that.

the walking man said...

I pray it be high tide breathing on you before the kelp comes to decay on the beach in the hot sun.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Brian,

Your painting is really good.At first I thought it was a photo.

The shape of your poem is very interesting.

The words are lovely and I agree ocean breeze is a great healer.Just sitting by the sea shore and letting the strong, balmy wind blow into one's face had a wonderful soothing effect not only on the body but also on the soul.

Have a wonderful Sunday,
Joseph

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Brian,

Your painting is really good.At first I thought it was a photo.

The shape of your poem is very interesting.

The words are lovely and I agree ocean breeze is a great healer.Just sitting by the sea shore and letting the strong, balmy wind blow into one's face had a wonderful soothing effect not only on the body but also on the soul.

Have a wonderful Sunday,
Joseph

Mona said...

Such a beautiful painting!I like the details of the nutrient value given on the pack :)

And such a wonderful 160 too! Salt so well expressed. No one can do it better than you friend!

gautami tripathy said...

I like the water colour. So detailed. And the verse is LOVE.

Love as it should be, ought to be.

Lorraine said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i'm in awwwwwwwe, you are splendid

izzy said...

Hooray! painting and writing walk hand in hand, enhance each other. cool subject, well done !

Me said...

Love it. :)

Bonnie said...

Lovely Brian. I really like seeing your artwork with your poetry!

Mariana Soffer said...

Neat post, I loved the picture accompanied with such nice and beautifully said words. Along with the feeling that transmits the hole.

Cheryl said...

The watercolor is definitely working. Tangy 160.

I joined in this week. Eek!

Vodka Mom said...

and so i walk

one foot

in front

of

the other

searching for

myself.

Vodka Mom said...

but who's counting?

Liza said...

Brian, the painting is fantastic!
"bringing out the flavor"
I love this!

joanny said...

Oh that briny tang of sea salt on the lips, how divine.

Cheers
joanny

Anonymous said...

This is so full of tenderness brian. just lovely.

trisha
mydomainpvt.wordpress.com

Tracy said...

Ah, a Brian Miller love poem - with just the right amount of spice.

Gigi Ann said...

Very tasty and full of love.

Jerry said...

Love the title a-salted. Briliant(brilliant?)

annell said...

You always say, what can you say, and then you say it perfectly.

Pauline said...

lordy, is there anything you can't do?

Reflections said...

I too really like the feel of this piece, your watercolor talents flourish as do your words. love 'bringing out flavor in all that surrounds me'.

Brian Miller said...

there is plenty pauline...smiles.

Claudia said...

good to have that kind of people around who bring out flavor in our lives..and i love the watercolor

secret agent woman said...

I love the painting - very nostalgic.

Fireblossom said...

Just don't cut off your ear, please.

Hmm, is this post too salty? Nah...just right!

Steven Anthony said...

your words with the painting...perfect!

Kay said...

you are one of those skilled talents that could slap a piece of meat on a board and everyone would stop and say... 'awwww.... look at that art....!'

:)

you painted the words perfectly, once again! :)))

Dianne said...

I crave salty over sweet, but this is both....Ha! You capture so much in so few words.

have a salty day!
Di

Marlene said...

Another charming post, love the poem and the illustration. Such a sense of humor in the title and romantic soul in the poem.

Sophia said...

Well, well. Yet another side to the Mr. Miller...painting, ey? Love it and your written words are so beautiful and full of emotion. You, my friend, are like an ocean to all of us...refreshing, full of life and so real.

Thank you for participating once again in SS! Everybody is lovin' ya! :D

Tammie said...

Fun piece, both words and art>

adeeyoyo said...

Well, I commented and it just disappeared. So - here goes - again...

Absolutely Brilliant, Brian! Wonderfully simple and so apt...

Kate Hanley said...

Great painting and poem!

otin said...

I have been aSALTed! hehe

Caty said...

I love the feel of the ocean and the sound of the waves. I just love being there. and that is a terrific sketch!!

drybottomgirl said...

I love salt! I don't tell my Dr. that but it makes just about anything taste better. Great painting. My middle brother always used oils, but Alex loves acrylics and water colors. I'll stick to crayons! Have a great Sunday!

WrightStuff said...

Not bad for such a long gap!! My water colours are 20 years old too! Pans never dry out though do they? Just signed up for a watercolour class. Might ask for some new artist grade ones for Christmas.

Myrna R. said...

Nope, I didn't like this. Everyone can think of using salt as inspiration for a love poem. Oh, and everyone can paint a rich watercolor like that. Nope, didn't like it at all!

Just thought I'd see if I wouldn't spontaneously combust after I wrote lies, like these.

Truth is... not only do I love them, but am amazed at the scope of your art.

TALON said...

Awww...yes...we all need the salt in our lives...it definitely enhances the flavor. Nice 160, Brian!

Hilary said...

I'm craving fries now! I love the drawing and how your words fall from it like salt from a shaker. Well seasoned!

Lenora said...

Great painting and prose! Yes I could do with being at the beach just now! The "flavour that surrounds me" is very sensuous!

Monkey Man said...

Great sketch and beautiful love poem. Thanks for your Sunday 160 contribution.

Kulio said...

oh nice - i love the short sketches, they are so powerful - and did you paint that?

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

the salt in life, uh? nice sketch! it would look great on my kitchen wall... is it for sale? ;)

Tom said...

move over andy warhol

lissa said...

I find your words quite charming though I think the sketch doesn't quite go with them but then again, the ocean does have its salty water

gospelwriter said...

Lovely 160. Love the title too

Julia Christie said...

Great job on the painting and the words are really lovely, evocative.

Smiles

n. davis rosback said...

delightful salty words...

and i really like the art.

ModernMom said...

You are so talented!

Baino said...

Where do you find the time? You're a machine.

budh.aaah said...

Very beautiful poem..intimate

only a movie said...

Love both.

Bernie said...

I think you just may be Shakespeare incarnate.....:-)Hugs

Goofball said...

so romantic

Maggie May said...

Lovely drawing and poem.
I think you are a hopeless romantic! LOL!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Cindybrown said...

So very nice Brian!!

kkrige said...

Ocean's kiss
soft and sharp
lover's bliss
on nature's scarp

surround & fill me
I want more
seaside snuggles
from thee, I implore

...

Alice Audrey said...

Beautiful. Makes me want to go kiss my hubby.

Heather said...

WOW, this gushes romance. gorgeous, i just came from a weekend by the sea...nothing like it....I love this watercolor, too...you captured it!! xo

ShaylaF said...

:D I love your work. I also love salt LOL

budh.aaah said...

Hey Brian, at a total loss about how to go about it-sunday 160 and sunday sketch'.
have put up a new post with a sketch and sunday 160 but dunno whether did the link right

Madame DeFarge said...

Good painting and an excellent poem as always.

Missy said...

What a lovely poem and great for you for painting after 15 years, great subject to paint!

Fragrant Liar said...

Such a romantic you are, even when salt is your topic. And what a great sketch you made. You are mega-talented, Brian.

Pat said...

Looks like you haven't lost your touch!

Nothing like a cool ocean breeze on a hot summer day.

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian...
Nice watercolour painting to compliment your very descriptive and very vivid 160 word post.
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Jen said...

Makes me wish I was in Hawaii already. Ocean breeze is waiting for me...

Shell said...

Close my eyes and I am there ~ sun kissed and salt in my hair. Your words always seem to make time go wavy for me.

And you finessed that sweetly salty watercolor B...:) Not easy, I know. Keep painting...you're a natural.

Dulce said...

hummmm this is not salty, but so sweet!

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EVA said...

Great poem and watercolour! Sort of a long poetic tweet! What an ode to salt!

Debbie said...

your really have a wonderful way with words...great sketch too!

Jaime said...

very sweet. and nice looking painting. my drawing consists of lopsided stick figures :)

Scott said...

Oooooo, nice piece. The cadence is perfect. I'm gonna go back and read it again. "not a kiss, but the breath you breathe"

Captain Dumbass said...

Suddenly I'm craving fries from McDonald's.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

You are so talented. Poetry and drawing.....I can do neither.

Bravo!

Kristin Dudish said...

Woo-hoo - color! Excellent... love the poem-painting combo :)

gayle said...

Wow you paint and write! You are one talented man!!

Vicki Lane said...

Nice watercolor and poem!

ds said...

You paint, too?! Some people have more talent in their little finger...Love the poem, and the watercolor also!

signed...bkm said...

love the first few lines...ocean breezes and kisses....that sweet taste of salt on the lips ...what an image....blessings...(real blessing - not fake ones)bkm

Janice said...

Romantic. Beautifully written. And you paint too! You certainly are multi-talented. You've gotten my five senses on alert with this one.

ethelmaepotter! said...

While I can't do these challenges, I most certainly appreciate yours. Brilliant, as always!

Just Be Real said...

Another wonderful post dear. Blessings and thank you.

Valerie said...

I would also like to see more of your sketches.

nsiyer said...

Lovely sketch represented by lovelier words of love. Kudos Brian.

Daniel said...

Oh, this one was a treasure indeed. Loved it and the water color was a wonderful accompaniment.

Gaston Studio said...

You do have a way with words my dear man, and the watercolor works too!

natalee said...

Wow... what a great painting..... !!! I'm back from vacay.. and had to make here one of my first stops....

Jessie said...

Sexy...

warm smiles,

slommler said...

Yes!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Mmm said...

Another fantastic 160 and excellent watercolour too! LOve them both. Great words--mmm--like that idea of saltiness you leave me with here.

Syd said...

Nice Brian. You are an artist as well. The salty taste of a kiss is something else.

Marla said...

I love the way you love. It is truly inspiring.

PattiKen said...

Oh, wait, I forgot. You are one of those people with the Talent Gene. Great job on both, Brian.