Disembodied Spirits

"Oft in the silence of the night, When the lonely moon rides high, When wintry winds are whistling, And we hear the owl's shrill cry, In the quiet, dusky chamber, By the flickering firelight, Rising up between two sleepers, Comes a spirit all in white."

Surely not what Louisa May Alcott had envisioned when she wrote the poem, Our Little Ghost, but her playful words have inspired me to create this little spirit none the less.

Ghostie Boo
is one of many pieces in various stages of completion inhabiting my studio. It is always at this time of year when I feel a disconnect as I struggle with that disembodied voice of what I want to be doing and what I should be doing. I really want to hide away in my studio, putting the final details on all the little characters that have been waiting oh so patiently on the shelf. But for now the needs of the day have taken center stage. So the piles of party hats and spools of garland will just have to dwell in the corner of my studio a little longer while I figure out a way to have it all.

11 comments:

softinthehead said...

I wuv him!!!!! I was just going to post on the forum that my singing ghost made an appearance today. Tried to record her but got nothing but static! I just love your little spirit tho....you are quite amazing Melissa! Pam

Mermaid Queen said...

What a cute little ghostie Melissa! I hear you about trying to balance home life with creating. My 3 little "ghosts" are now home for summer vacation and I've been hearing a lot of howling and moaning coming from them already! Hang in there and keep up the great work.
~Martha

Rosemary said...

OMG, so glad to meet you. I am a Halloween person. If you go to www.theoldpaintedcottage.com/ and go to cottage of the month for Oct 2007 you will see my house decorated for Halloween.
I would love to show you my Halloween art sometime.
I love yours!!!! Amazing!!
Rosemary

Tootie said...

Melissa-
He's darling! I know what you mean about doing things you have to do and doing things you want to do. Sometimes there is just not enough time in the day! Can't wait to see your finishing touches!
Smiles-
The other Melissa

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Hi Melissa, your ghost is just awesome! Gosh, why do we have to have chores and be responsible? All we want to do is CREATE!!!!

Have a great weekend :)
~Diane

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Wow, I hear you loud and clear on that account... so here's hoping you can fit those extra hours into your day.
Lori

vintagepaletteart said...

How adorable he is Melissa! Little lonely lost soul! Love that poem too!

=o) *Lori

Laurie Hardin said...

If you ever figure out how to extend the day and give us more time to create would you let me know!! (Surely someone in this magical group has a spell we can use to make this happen.) Laurie

Donna O. said...

Louisa would love this little guy!! (I do, too). And she would probably appreciate the struggle you are going through trying to 'do it all'!!
D.

Carolee said...

He's just adorable, Melissa!!

~ Carolee

Designs by CK said...

Ghostie BOO is delicious even unfinished...how could I have missed him!!! '-)

Hope you are well!

Chris