Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Touched So Deeply

A remarkable artist has just passed away.
Stephen De Staebler

Monday, May 16, 2011

For Every Drawing There is a Season

"Winter Respite"

Art has a way of finding itself. This little drawing has rested near me for 16 years. Last week someone claimed an interest in her and she will now move on to some new reality. I remember the garden where this woman sat musing about life and about how things change. The past 16 years have brought so much change the woman would be astonished at the variety, but perhaps not really surprised. Winter knows what it is to let things go, and to move on to new beginnings, and sparse winter also has a respect for life which allows the awkwardness of transition to be just that, awkwardness.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It Takes Work to Climb a Mountain

A Questionable Destination

The Argument

I have a constant argument inside me 
between claiming wisdom and acting wise.
It is time I paint with the deepest hue
(or is that the lightest hue).
See! See what I mean?

Monday, May 2, 2011

In Respect for Recent Loss

"Beside the River" 

There They Be... Again.

"Little Girls and Lemons"

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Interconnections in Time

"As the Crow Flies"

Click on this image to see a tiny paradise detail from the above drawing (which is 10"x8"). We're all doing our best to secure our own space, but nothing is certain and here again comes that seasonal shifting of the wind, the tornado dancing down our creek, the  earthquake cracking our walls. I'm told by those in the know that "Things change!" and "It's a new chapter!" I agree, but it's the second statement which pulls me forward with a tiny bit of hope. Maybe my next drawing, which builds from the life as well as the demise (finish) of this one, will resonate even more with who I am, we all are, tomorrow.