Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A day of remembering...

Perhaps today is not a day for art...but for reflection...

I occasionally write poetry, not as often anymore, since I paint.  It seems to me, you often only have one muse or the other, not two.  I was looking at one I wrote and it seemed appropriate for today...


And it is over,
it is done;
here too briefly,
gone too soon.
Borne on the wind,
memories of love;
bonds broken,
spirits sadden;
motes of dust,
dancing in the sun,
reflections of,
thoughts and
phrases spoken.
Untold words
speak inside,
where only now
no one can hear;
silence heavy,
sounds weighted
with grief and tears.
Over now, and yet
beginning too,
angels weep;
guilt and blame,
release from
freedom, and chains
binding further
than in life.
The good die;
evil flourishes;
questions fill us,
answers elude,
and we wait;
we watch as
raindrops fall like
tears of silver.
Neverending, eternal
flames of night,
eating at our
ability to cope;
the days pass,
hours crawling,
minutes hastening.
And it is over,
it is done;
too soon we say,
too late we cry;
finished for now.

Prayers for those in Boston...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A quick update...

Just a few more paintings I've been doing...I need to finish up two that have been sitting here for awhile...they just need "something" that has been elusive...lol.  I have been a bit stressed out about mom...and it shows in my lack of organization.

Been thinking about Bob a lot lately too...missing him...



Sand Dune...24x18

Yellow Roses...18x24

I hope you enjoy seeing what I've been up to. :)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Painting 'for' stress...

Painting has always had a calming effect on me...and I have needed it lately.  My mom has been in the hospital twice, and there was a fatal car crash outside my house.  Talk about stress...haha!  So, I have been practicing new techniques and trying to learn new things (some of them are pretty basic...some not).

This one was just for fun...

The King...  12x9

When mom started having problems, I decided it was time to do what had been on my mind for awhile...I had wanted to do one that had not only her current self, but her younger self as well.  I'd planned on something different, but this is what I did...and it kept me from worrying quite so much...
In Her Dreams...  18x24

Then back to just for fun...quick studies...
 Flamingo...  11x14
Bugs-eye View...  8x10

Then I got serious again, and both wanted and needed the calming effect of this one...
Balance and Harmony...  18x24 wrapped canvas

I hope you enjoying seeing what I have been doing.