Archive for the 'Nature' Category

Autumn Love

Monday, October 17th, 2016

“Golden Hour” / 18″ x 24″ canvas with acrylic “For these beings, fall is ever the normal season, the only weather, there be no choice beyond. Where do they come from? The dust. Where do they go? The grave. Does blood stir their veins? No: the night wind. What ticks in their head? The worm. […]

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More Please

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

I haven’t been this content in ages. “Lakeside” / 12″ x 16″ canvas with acrylic

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One More

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

I’ve been painting since 10 a.m., and it’s 5:30 p.m. I’m starving and tired. But I’ve been so, so content. “Twilight” / 16″ x 20″ canvas with acrylic

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More Art

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

In the beginning, the Creator laid out butcher paper and secured it to the floor with masking tape. She assembled all her materials. Then she proceeded to wet her paintbrushes and play. She felt peace and joy and forgot about thinking. After awhile she finished one piece and stepped back to look at it. And […]

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Latest Work

Friday, September 30th, 2016

About a year ago I began some paintings and put them aside. I returned to the canvas last week, and what I started didn’t spark me, so I painted over it. The other piece I just did today. The interesting thing is when I started painting it last night it didn’t look anywhere near how […]

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Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Glacier National Park “As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.” –John Muir

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A Loyal Companion

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Glacier National Park, St. Mary Campground The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands […]

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Visual Comprehension and Justification

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

The MRI indicated a lesion worth a deeper look. The tech marked my breast in one room using an ultrasound machine that was new. When the radiologist attempted to locate it in the biopsy room, she spent a half an hour trying to find the exact location of the suspicious lesion. At one point I […]

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One of Those Days

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

I’m having one of those days — I am so grateful to be alive. The act of walking, the taste of coffee, the coziness of a blanket. The emotion stirred by music, the brain food from books, the hugs from my child. Greeting the parent who shows up every school morning to be crossing guard. […]

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How God Remembers That Which is Least

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Yesterday I walked home from dropping my daughter at school, and I passed by a wounded mourning dove on the sidewalk. It was camouflaged and nearly undetectable. In a matter of seconds my eye saw it, my heart said, Oh! Poor creature, and my legs kept walking. I thought — actually, I felt a physical […]

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