‘centerstage’ • acryic on slightly bowed, reclaimed book shelf board (12″ x 36″ x ⅝” • approx. 30.5cm x 92cm x 1.5cm)

wave by/© Blissbait Art


i remember kissing in snow-muddied side streets as horns blared and the world ran rampant

there were shared aren’t-we-grown-up-and-soooo-cool cigarettes on carhoods

menthal smoke circles rose slowly past our young heads that were bursting with

being OH SO SERIOUS about e v e r y t h i n g

 spilling dreams like breadcrumbs

and radiating enough joyful spontaneity to hang the stars on with room to spare

i remember whispered confidences outside of overcrowded parties we were frightened of

there were purposefully mad jaywalking sprints seasoned with hysterical laughter along with

extremely creative cussing competitions against angry “i’ll run you over, man!!!” cabbies

so much exotic food

more people to watch than our eyes could comprehend

art energy noise click clack horns blaring life in capital letters full stop end of story ignoring screaming noise noise noise

hungry feet that were insatiable for whatever was around the next corner

i watch us now, smiling, through thick dense curtains of time

 like those magnificent, sentient earthbound beings of the highest order

 who stand in the middle of it all waving gently in ever evolving coats of light

 strong patient and silent

the trees of central park cheered us on

wave by/© Blissbait Art

All artwork, poetry, etc. (unless otherwise noted) are by/© Katy Boyer & Blissbait Art. All rights reserved.

'om' by/© Blissbait Art

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  1. May your hands always be busy
    May your feet always be swift
    May you have a strong foundation
    When the winds of changes shift
    May your heart always be joyful
    May your song always be sung
    And may you stay forever young

    ~ Bob Dylan

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  2. There’s such vibrance in your painting, Katy. It caught me at first sight. I love the image of the colourful tree reaching out to the pale bright moon. What a contrast, yet so harmonious. I don’t smoke but I love breathing in the smoky air made by others, not very heathy though…🙃 Sending hugs and love…❤️🎈✨😊

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    1. Thank You, Isabelle!!! I was a total smoking wanna-be. Could manage one or 2 every few days for a week and then they’d make me sick. Never became one and stopped trying years and years ago….Thank God!!! 🤣But it sure felt cool!!! 🤣❤️😊Sending Love and Hugs right back!!!

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  3. I love the painting, and I’d forgotten the menthol cigarettes. How cool were those! And if I wanted to be really sophisticated, and could afford them, I would have Sobranie Black Russian, or Sobranie Cocktail cigarettes.

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    1. Thank You, Peter!!! Right? My Lord. Menthol cigarettes on a winter day were pretty cool indeed. 🤣Although my friends were all “real” smokers who smoked Marlborough, red pack. I could handle maybe one or two cigs a week and they found my chosen smokes to be comical! 🤣Your sophisticated cigs sound sooooo badass and beyond cool! My friends would have respected Your choice! Your English accent would have sealed the deal! Happy Sunday and Cheers!!! 🤗❤️😊

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  4. Oh Katy, this is wonderful 💖. Your painting is beautiful, so full of life and color and warmth. I can feel the colors in your writing and the writing in your colors all sweetly together as one story all told under the moon. I love it very much!!! 🥰❤️🤗

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    1. Thank You, Suzanne!!! I had so much fun painting this. My memories and the painting are joined at the hip and pretty inseparable. You gifted a big smile that You could feel one in the other!!! I hope You have a funkalicious, duck-laiden Sunday. No. It never gets old!!! Cuz it’s superelasticbubbleplastic! 🤗❤️🤣🦆😊

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      1. Yes indeed! They’re just right for each other ❤️ Sunday Was duck-laiden! There are three who float when they see me now instead of flying away 😊. Nope, never gets old!!! Supercalafragilisticexpealidocious week ahead to You!! I’m pretty sure that I spelled that exactly perfectly 🤣 🦆🤗❤️😊

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