Wednesday, 1 April 2015

TWO ROADS

We take many different paths every day and each one has the possibility of leading us into a different world and a different future.




Robert Frost wrote the poem "The Road not Taken" of which these are two lines

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
 I took the one less travelled by"

and you can find the whole poem HERE.


Which road would you take?
The one going past the gloomy house?
Or the road through the seductive coloured trees?

Think carefully, it could change your life.








Linking to
"Art Journal Journey", theme "Favourite Poem or Quote"
and
"The Three Muses", theme "Song Lyrics or Poem"
and

50 comments:

  1. Wonderful picture, quote and colours, but I would have loved to seen the quote on the journal page! Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, Valerie

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  2. Wonderful and so crestive illustration of the great poem. I love all enchanting details and pictures on your art work, Sheila.
    Hugs xx

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  3. This so beautiful with wonderful images

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. Oh, The roads we could have taken !! Dangerous thoughts. Love the wee green bird. Nice forest atmosphere. Love it, Awesome !!

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  5. I love the cheerful vibrant fantasy worlds which you always created, you are certainly a person with a positive attitude :-)
    I wish you a lucky day,
    big hugs Anja

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  6. Sheila! This post and art piece are SO cool! I love it all and entirely! Oh man, what a choice to have to make. Can I go down one road then return to check out the other road too??? Cause you know how curiosity kills the Annie. Both roads are calling to me. I love how you've intertwined the two! The dark and a bit frightening side and the bright and cheerful, happy-go-lucky side. All the detailed bits are so engaging. I so want to just step right into your scene to be right there amongst all your wonderful creations. I would probably stand in the colorful trees and look upon and wonder about the goings on over in the gloomy house. Well done!

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  7. A thoughtful sketch which illustrates the poem so well. Life IS about choices, just as you've pictured!

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  8. I adore your poem choice and your artwork is extraordinary as always. It's good you see your artwork it has been awhile.

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  9. A dreamful scene Sheila. I love the two birds- they are so different and that is awesome to the fab poem!
    Would love to see the poem or just a phrase of it onto the piece since the theme calls for it.
    Happy Easter dear Sheila!
    Will answer soon, at the moment family is stressfully.. we have school holdays and hubby is at home too.
    xxx
    Susi

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  10. i like this Poem, too ... and of course your visual Interpretation! wonderful houses and trees... well, i think i take the path to the trees:)

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  11. hummmm, in my mind i have always imagined the road less traveled to be the prettier one, but you pose an altogether different choice with the thinner looking road being the gloomier one....

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  12. Thanks Sheila, have done the deed! My road is now going to lead me to bath and bed! Valerie

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  13. I take the road through your fantastic trees, at this time! hahaha! Love the original house surrounded by fir trees, and birds. You've created a beautiful scene with a great poem.
    Mar x

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  14. The path through the trees - definitely. They're so funky! Really love the colours you've used, and that amazing sky.

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  15. I just love this piece. Even the birds seem like they are of different choices.
    such a great couple of lines, a wonderful inspiration. It is so true, each choice takes us on a different journey. It is so hard for me to choose..... sometimes it is the intrigue that captures my choice and other times the beauty.

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  16. I like your idea and the picture very much. I read the poem as well - and I have to think about it and about the poem and your picture....
    I'll come back when I have found my thoughts about all this. I think there is a reason for all this brown and grey... And I hope your little bird on the right will be ok in spite of the left one who looks beautiful but not so very friendly. And, I think you know: Up to now I don't know which road I would take.

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  17. A beautiful dreamscape full of whimsy and symbolism!

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  18. I love this poem and it has often been an important reminder for me that there are choices. Your green bird does not in anyway appear intimidated by the large black one. Again great imagery

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  19. You sure developed your own style. Beautiful!
    Hugs
    Gabriele

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  20. Yo también elegiría el camino menos transitado :)
    Adoro este poema.

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  21. wow, this is fabulous, every detail of it!
    Groetjes Karin

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  22. Oh this is a great post! I love the mystery and fun here, you always spice things up and this piece is yet another Esmeralda Orange delight!
    Lulu would definitely lead me towards that gloomy house where she would believe the witches lived. I'd rather walk under those beautiful trees, I can already smell their sweet scent.
    This piece is rich with nature's beauty and fragility, the dark and the light, a fascinating piece that makes me dream.

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  23. Provocative..to think how many times it happens in life

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  24. I so enjoy visiting your blog, Sheila. Always so creative and unique. A wonderful piece. Jx

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  25. Filled with life's symbolism is your painting, crossroads, decisions, no looking back.

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  26. That two paths dilemma is one we all play out. Sliding doors is a great movie which says it all. How can we ever know we took the right path....we don't...but to stay happy about the choices we make is what makes a real difference. Happy Easter! Enjoy your holiday weekend.

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  27. Love love love this piece!! One of my favorites!! Coloured trees have the allure!! Anything gloomy feasts on my soul!! Wonderful question....making good choices can often be a chore for some!!
    Have a great weekend!

    Hugs Giggles

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  28. Thought provoking
    exciting
    and all around wonderful dear Sheila ♥
    You make both roads seem very alluring.
    Happy Easter
    Happy Spring
    Happy Happy Everything
    oxo

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  29. Hi Sheila, I love this fantasy painting, they are always so much fun. I hope you have a great Easter weekend, Shirleyxx

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  30. Hello Sheila! Thanks for greetings on my blog. Happy Easter weekend to you, too!
    Love xx

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  31. Just beautiful and thought provoking.

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  32. Oh my, Sheila, this is so incredible beautiful!! So shows the adventurous feeling you can get, when of course decided to choose the colorful trees road, haha! It looks so much more alive and fun outthere :) I love how the trees braid all their branches together! I so adore your little worlds! Wish you a happy easter ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  33. You interpreted the poem so marvelous artistically. The left side ist the dark area, on right side everything looks merry and easy. There is so much to discover in your picture!
    Happy easter from Ulrike

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  34. This is pure beauty Sheila!What gorgeous interpretation of Frost's poem which a great piece!Happy Easter, my friend!

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  35. that is one of my favorite quotes! Love the graphic look of your piece!

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  36. Your art work looks lovely and yes that is a favorite poem of mine 😊

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  37. A wonderful interpretation of this really lovely poem, Sheila.

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  38. Which way would I go? I like both, so I'm going to look for a while. Beautiful work.

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  39. Oh I can't decide what way to go, they are both so beautiful, as always your art speaks to me, I think I will go first the one way and then the other, so I can see all the wonderful colors. Happy Easter Sheila.
    Anni

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  40. Love your use of this famous poem with your lovely page!

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  41. This was one of the first poems I learned in school and I have never forgotten it. I seem to take the road less traveled although it's hard sometimes, not to follow others. I really admire your illustration--the colors you've chosen are powerful and create so much depth!

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  42. Yes it is often in life, you have to opt for a road and do not know where you arrive. Your picture is a great illustration to this, i like it very much.

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  43. I followed your link to read the full poem and was so fascinated about these wonderful words that I forgot to leave a comment. Your beautiful picture looks like in a fairy tale and if I could I would take the road through the seductive coloured trees. I love them! But of course I am curious to know what's going on in the house ... sigh ... can you maybe create another picture telling me something about the house?

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  44. Both roads are good but I like the happy road

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  45. Beautiful page. I like your artistic style. I think I would go by the gloomy house (maybe even go in).

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