Green isnot usually one of my favorite colors, but, of late, it is one that I seem drawn to. The new small works of leaves, rocks and water intrigue...
Color of interest
June 30, 2014
Trust you are enjoying the new website. It is great to be able to share the work I have done and, as the weeks go by, the paintings I am working on....
My New Website
June 26, 2014
SpottedSerpents are not my first thought as I greet the day, and yet they have been popping up in my mind the last few days. I did a series of serp...
July 5, 2014
View From the Window
December 22, 2014
TheWinterSolstice passes in the long night with itsblackindigocapewrapped tightly around the bay as sharppricksoflightpierce its mantle and whisper hope of light to come. Mother watches boats decked in working lights glide to and fro on the dark water lighting a small piece of world around them. She goes into half sleep,caught in dreams as her coffee cools on the table in front of her. Her sleep was broken like a dropped glass plate on a stone floor last night. The Alzheimers driven fears that she should go some place or that others are waiting for her tugged her from rest and compelled her to get up and search. Calming words and I love you released her for a while, then the specter returned to up-end her rest and cause her to search again. As I watch her, I see her hand doing the hula from the Parkinson’s; she seems unaware of the movement and her gaze stays fixed on some place beyond the window. Her world inhabited by the unknown and without specific meaning seems kept safely away by the pane of window glass. Within the walls of our home she projects a feeling of tranquil peace most of the time and even here she can become lost and unable to navigate from room to room. Yet, there is a magic when we can laugh and share a smile that breaks the curse gripping her mind; she is set free for a while to enjoy herself in our home made bright with love. Soon I will break her twilight state to remind her to take care of functions and where she can go down the hall. Then she will return to her chair and some fresh hot coffee to resume her observations and dreams. Of course she also pulls a good joke now and then; when I think one thing and she does another. I asked if she wanted some hot coffee as she returned to her chair. “No,” she replied, which surprised me. Then as I sat back down to write she said, “Well, if you have some made that would be good”. She sees me laugh but does not know why and she smiles, too. Laugher heals and feeds my heart and the experience we share opens my mind to what is important, love, everything else is second to that.
Christmas is a few days off and the busyness of the days is absent this year. In its place is a thankfulness for love that floods in from many people who show their concern in tangible ways. They give in the true sense of love and mercy. They give from their hearts and that makes this Christmas so very warming and joyful and it is a gift I am passing on in my own way and with what I have in me.
The new pond paintings are doing very well. The rocky bottom of the pond has dark areas that create mystery and fish glimmer in the light. New ideas appear in the sketches and germinate in my mind. My eye dart to the calendar to check shipping dates just to be sure that all is ready. Things are happening in the area. A new gallery may be opening soon and there is an optimism in the air of the community, as the fleet keeps bringing crabs and fish into the docks. Music still blasts in stores heralding Christmas and stores seem busier than normal. Choirs sing sweet songs and children act out the story of Christ on video and legos. A sign of how far the world has moved with new media.
Hope you will be with those whose hearts you love and will show love to those around you so that all may stay warm even in cold days of need. If all you have is a smile, share it with everyone and the world will be brighter. We need a brighter world.