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
March 17, 2016
Darkness stays longer now that the time has changed. We got up early after a restless night and Mother, then fully dressed and with coffee, began her chair sleep. Days are filled with her conversations with the walls and lights and her sharing about them with me. The smiling faces she sees provide pleasant companions for her. The sofa and cushions are also favorites to discuss land use and other topics that fill her mind. I have been asked to take several to their homes because they have no ride to get there. She smiles and has a nice time in this world in her mind. Her abilities to do simple tasks and find rooms like her bedroom or bath have deserted her. Even flushing the toilet becomes difficult as she just does not know what to do. Sometimes the lid to the toilet is placed on the seat as though that would flush it. I purchased a new blender so that her food will be finer in texture. She will eat a sandwich but may, part way through, forget what it is or how to eat it. So more of meal conversation is how to consume than what flavor it is. The memory of order in dressing and washing has been lost for some time. For people who were reserved and modest the necessities of life have changed us. And now she washes and dresses as though she is a child. Life has come full circle with the roles switched. It is a blessing that she has not gotten angry or out of sorts for the most part. She does happen once in a while to remember what she cannot do and that does cause her to despair and question why she is here. She asks why God has not taken her home, what is she doing in a world where she has no idea of what to do. Where even the faces of people she loves and love her are alien. Only in the car, on drives, does she seem to relax some and talk. I think it is because she is in a protected space where the world moves around her and she has someone to talk to while she creates her stories of people and places. She always talks of the people she sees being happy and visiting with each other. Empty spaces are always populated with happy folks and maybe that is a gift that her world is filled with families and happiness. I can tell she is restless now, so I will finish and we will go to let her see more of her world.
The art is going well and the “pond reflections” has added a figure that seems to be researching among the reflections for some meaning. I am feeling good about the process and the results of the work are pleasing to me. The “trees in bloom” is exploding with more blooms and the trees on the slope in the other work is bursting out in spring garb. The lily pad pieces have had a change in direction and shadows now walk across the surface and add a rich layer of texture. The other works are still in a very early stage and have not yet announced who or what they are.
Hope you are enjoying your days and finding peace in all that you encounter. That what you find is something you can share and help others with. That the days will be brighter and warmer and fill your heart with all that is good, noble and true. That you will not be troubled by where the path leads and will be of good courage.