October 16, 2017

Art + Poetry: “Lines”

Note: this is my second picture-poetry collaboration with artist Rio Shayne. Readers can view our first visual/written art pairing here. Thank you for inspiring me, Rio! Your astute sense of color and movement produces sublime harmony. ❤


Stained Glass Dandelions © Rio Shayne

Come inside.

Where sinews graze the light,
Branches entangle
Between branded limbs.
Passionate impulse
Quickens the pulse.

Words hurry,
Caught in gossamer webs
Of vicarious thrills.
From tunneled vision,
Spilled murmurs bleed
Between the lines.

Come into me.


© Jane Bled 2016-2017
All Rights Reserved.

Love is the meaning of life, and my goal is to express that through my art. — Rio Shayne

To learn more about Rio Shayne’s creative process, and what inspires her artwork, please read the artist spotlight interview I conducted with her in January 2015.

Visit Rio’s Facebook to acquire details about her upcoming participation in December’s The Big 500 art show.


Artist Bio


Rio Shayne

Rio Shayne lives in Portland, Oregon, where she was born and raised. Rio creates works of art predominantly in the mediums of painting and drawing. During her time at the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy, she won an art contest for her paintings, which resulted in a scholarship. She has been in art shows at the Goodfoot Pub and Lounge, the People’s Art of Portland Gallery, The Ford Gallery, and various local businesses and First Thursday venues. Rio is known for her use of vibrant colors and rich textures. Her art is influenced by psychedelics, expressionism, impressionism, cubism, abstract, and contemporary.

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Enchanted Tree © Rio Shayne





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Rio is available for commissions via rioshayne@gmail.com