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Friday, February 21, 2014

My friend Michal Madison ~ Water colour artist and so much more ~
Visit one incredible artist that I have had the pleasure, wonderful pleasure of meeting last summer.  Michal Madison, is an artist so spectacular.  Her work will amaze you.  The feeling that she puts into each and every painting is astounding to say the least.  Michal paints with passion and love.  Her feelings go into every brush stroke.  Her painting is healing to herself and to others.  

Michal Madison is a very caring, compassionate person, who I love very much and so proud to call her my friend.  She has been through so much in her life, overcome so many obstacles, and is now a person in control of her own destiny.  No one controls her, she is her own person. Fun to be with, loving in every way, a "free spirit."  Meeting Michal, after talking to her on Facebook for over a year now, writing poems with her paintings, we became good friends.  But when I met her last summer, it was like I was meeting an old friend that I have known for many years.  We hugged, and were so so happy to see each other, I felt so connected with Michal.  WE are both survivors of incest, abuse, physical and emotional.  We are still healing and will often share how we are feeling with each other.   What a wonderful way for friends to share feelings that mean so much to each of us.  

When I see one of Michal's paintings appear on facebook, the first thing I see are the eyes.  She paints the eyes with so much emotion, so much passion, the eyes open up my heart, and my poem will seem to flow right out of me onto my paper.  The eyes in Michal's paintings are so alive, they talk to me, give me the feelings for the painting.  When Michal starts a painting she starts painting the eyes first.  I was able to  watch her paint when I was with her.  She had already outlined the painting with a pencil so when she picked up the paint brush, she started painting the eyes.  I was awe struck.  The feelings that came from watching Michal paint, I was just overcome with emotion.  

Michal has become a good friend to many, and to me will always remain close to my heart.  She has inspired me so much.  Before meeting Michal yes I would write, but not as much as I do today.  Now I write every day.  My poetry has changed from rhyming to prose, thanks to Michal helping me change the way I write, giving me the advice she got from another.  I am so very grateful to her for that.  

Michal has graced me with putting my poetry right on her artwork, I felt so honoured for her to do that for me.  Visit Michal's website, her paintings are for sale, and 10/% go to support "Childhelp Foundation" a place where children who have no place to go, who were abused, hurt, come to ChildHelp for love and comfort, knowing that they will never be hurt again.  Michal, thank you my dear, wonderful friend for all that you do, for all who you inspire.  You are a watercolour artist/advocate for child abuse/speaker, Co-founder C.O.O. of Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery, a part of ChildHelp Foundation, and my friend. 

Michal, NEVER stop painting,  and I will never stop writing my poetry.  Your watercolour paintings bring out the beauty inside of you, brings healing to yourself and to so  many, and brings healing to me.  Love you my friend ~ forever in my heart ~ MG ~                     
                                         Mary Shared Michal Madison Art


Embracing a 
New beginning
With decisiveness 
And purpose, 
She sets out
Moving forward, 
In the hopes
Of establishing 
A future
With dreams of 
A better tomorrow.

The past 
Now gone, nothing
That happened
Or haunted her
Could ever 
Be changed,
She was once there,
But now has 
Moved on 
With purpose
And determination.

Her dark green eyes 
And demeanour
Poised, shows how 
Driven she is,
Life now has 
Been transformed
From what once was
To a present that
Brings her solace
Creating her future, 
So deserving.
Mary Graziano©
Artwork, title and some words
By Michal Madison
With purposeful intention, she embraced this new beginning. She could not change the past, but she could transform the present moment creating the future she deserved. 
Watercolor by Michal Madison copyright 2014
www. MichalMadisonArt.Net/galleries.html

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