Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Black Swan

My name is Anita Rivera from Castles Crowns and Cottages and I am proud to guest post for my esteemed friend Patricia Cabrera. Her ethereal work represents truths in life and I am honored to present her latest piece which will be offered on ebay titled,

The Black Swan

The fact is, light and darkness walk side by side

in each one of us.
But the question is HOW?

The Black Swan has her tale to tell

but you must come closer to see the details.

You see, it's a dance

with yourself

and an awareness of your choices in life.

None of us can turn away from ourselves

but rather we have the strength to face the duel shadows that exist in us all
and dance the rhythm of peace and healing.

"The job of the artist is to unearth the forgotten to bring to light that which is in the dark." - Anita Rivera ©


Pictures : Gabriela Cabrera

writtings: Anita Rivera- castles crowns cottages


Christel Hutson said...

Dearest Pat, Anita, Gabby, and sweet Becca..I truly love this post, the dance in life is a journey, which takes us down many paths. Pat, you have created a beautiful dancer in the black swan. A lovely piece! The ispiration you receive from your beautiful children shows within your art, and from your hands..there arises magic! Anita dear lady, your eloquent words perfectly describe this piece, and this time in life for Pat. You are such a wonderful friend, to so many. Gabby, and Becca..the photos are your Mother is! Love to you all, Christel

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH DEAR, YOUR ADDITION of the photos dearest one are spectacular!!! I will link this to my new post!!! Your work is lovely as you know how I feel about it; I look forward to MORE collaboration with you my darling friend and sister! YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Nita

"Create Beauty" said...

A beautiful creation by an amazing artist, and delightful words by a talented writer.... the combination is divine!!!

~ Violet

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

My goodness! You are truly an artist! These small miracles are really works of art. I have loved miniatures ever since I was a child, and I can't take my eyes off these. Found you through Anita's post!

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Oh she is graceful and beautiful!!
Many many Blessings, Linnie

The Dutchess said...

Sweet and endearing....a little fairytale..:)

carmen said...

preciosa presentación y precioso cisne negro!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Thank you for coming to visit me last night dearest. It was so fun to try to pump out this post for you, with a bit of a was fun. I cold have made it longer, but your art speaks for itself. We can try to collaborate again in a way that I can actually write a longer narrative or more edited poem. I worked too fast on it, but the idea could be improved. Either way dearest, thank you for trusting me....Nita

Eliana said...

Parabéns, Patrícia! Você merece toda poesia deste post. Você sabe o quanto sou sua fã.

maddyrose said...

Beautiful photos, lovely post.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Tita, thank you for allowing me to do this for you...I wish I could have really made a fairy tale for you, but time was ticking away!!!! LOVE YOU! Nita

MALINIK said...

It's so gorgeous!
Ina :D

George the Lad said...

My oh my, you are soo talented, from your tiny dogs to the black swan, pleased to meet you, I know Anita well she is also very talented it must run in the family, I am following you so will pop in from time to time to see what you are doing, but for now
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

She is endearing Pat.. and such beautiful words from the heart of Anita.. Wishing you the best with her auction.
Thank you for coming over to meet Honey bear and your kind words.

Heather said...

Lovely post and beautiful work. So timely too. I finally saw the film "The Black Swan" last night and have not been able to get it out of my mind!

Ascension said...

Preciosas fotos, dignas de un fantastico cuento de hadas!!!!
Es absolutamente genial!!!
besitos ascension

Ann Nichols said...

So beautiful and moving! I am so happy to have found your site through Anita! I must say... I thought your German Shepherd dog was real at first! I had to catch my breath when I saw you created him - all of them! You have a real talent!