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
May 13, 2015
Rainrushes down the leaves outside like children on a slide. A sliver sheen covers the flowers and they bob as the drops hit then jump off to the ground. Mother watches and stares at the garden and beyond as she does her morning ritual of coffee. Her world is more and more one experienced visually and less by her experience of being in it. Yesterday she forgot how to swallow her pills. We finally got them down after a frustrating time for both of us and today she had no problem doing it. More and more she slips into some dream world while eating. Her need to decorate her plate with her food and drip soup is something she says she has to do. No amount of explaining seems to make any impression so I try not to interfere as long as she eats most of the meals. Doctor says she is doing great and her physical health is better than last year. She does not mention pains or aches so I have to watch her movements to see if they expose some problem and then try to find the correct remedy for it. She still voices her desire to be around people and is glad to go to places where she can see and talk to those around even if she has no idea what they are saying or why they are there. It seems enough to know that she is not alone and there are friendly folks with whom she can interact in her limited means. The veneer of manners covers her lack of understanding. Her sweet spirit shines through and her joy of being with others is evident always. She still has flashes of memory when she asks about family or getting a job or something else. It is memory without understanding and like something bobbing on the current of a stream it is soon out of view and forgotten. The present is all there really is for her, she enjoys it at the time but when it is over she cannot revisit it in her mind and needs something else to occupy her thoughts. Today will be a good day for her as she goes to church for a Bible study and then there is a luncheon afterwards. Like when she goes to hear the music team practice for Sunday, she is happy for the sounds and faces she sees. More words escape her grasp and her vocabulary shrinks and she gets more lost in trying to explain and in the end she says she will talk to the Lord about it and goes on to something else.
I have reached the point that I have finished all that needs to be done on the house other than the normal upkeep and each day the pull of the art gets stronger. It is hard to stay focused on the last few jobs as images fill my mind and add the desire to mix pigments and apply them to make thoughts become solid in paint. I can feel the cascade of ideas flowing toward me like the snow melt making its way down the course of streams. It is a wonderful feeling to have it rush through my body as though my bloods is pumping the concepts and images to every part of my being. The feeling of connection with my body and mind gives me joy and elation. Now I am seeing colors and patterns as they form and lock into place. Now the songs of new ways to express myself are raising their voices in louder hymns of energy. For me, it is as if life has reentered my physical form and begun to dance.
Hope you are feeling the growth and joy of life and letting yourself be lead to celebrating the gifts you have been given. That you will find the peace of heart and mind that comes from being who you are supposed to be and living it. That energy you feel surging in you will be something that not only blesses you but you will use it to share with those you encounter as you live your life in victory.
Take very good care and dance in the joy of living.