In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, I’ve decided to pull ballad “First Love” off the shelf, gently wipe away the dust, and lovingly imbue it with a new cover: Stained Glass Roses, a piece gifted to me last month by longtime friend and collaborator Rio Shayne.

Today, I became a proud patron of Rio’s art! Scroll down to read the details of her latest projects; and discover how you can support her work alongside her other admirers.

Without further ado, please enjoy our creative fusion. 🙂

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Stained Glass Roses © Rio Shayne


Song dedication: for Cameron — my first love, high school sweetheart, & childhood friend.

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(Verse 1)

First love
Tapping on my window
I let you in
And this fairytale
Ended

(Verse 2)

I held you too tight
Too long
Dreaming of you
I lost myself

(Chorus)

But still I don’t regret
The time that we spent
Falling in love
I remember
Every day
Though I can’t find a way
To have you back
Now nothing
Is the same
Though you and
I remain
The best of friends
At least
We have that.

(Verse 3)

First kiss
Almost stopped breathing
Then you released me
Smiling so gently
I knew you’d break my heart
But it was good
While it lasted

(Bridge)

Remember when
We always laughed?
Being close to you
Was my reason for living
I see you now
And everything’s changed
Though somewhere in the past
We’re happy together

(Chorus)

But still I don’t regret
The time that we spent
Falling in love
I remember
Every day
Though I can’t find a way
To have you back
Now nothing
Is the same
Though you and
I remain
The best of friends
At least
We have that.

***

“First Love”
© Jane Bled 2002-2017
All Rights Reserved

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

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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.

In case you missed it, our prior collaborations are available for you to experience:

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Also, you have the opportunity to view Rio’s art in person: her work will be featured in The 10th Annual Big 500 Art Show, which takes place at the Pioneer Place Mall from Dec 9 – Dec 24th.

Check out the Big 500 Art Page Facebook page for more event details.

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Artist Bio

Artist 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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Stained Glass Dandelions © Rio Shayne

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Rio is available for commissions via rioshayne@gmail.com

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‘Tis the season of giving, but we appreciate your kind support year-round. Thank you for once again joining us at the table.


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About Jane Bled

Human. Happy in my solitude. Free of expectations. Awakening. Light side: love, peace, art. Dark side: ****** I despise the word 'follower'. It calls to mind lemmings, sheep, cults, etc. Here to exhibit my art -- not aiming to gain a flock of seagulls that mournfully cry out my name as they fail to reach me.

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