Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Living Presence

My friend introduced me to her grand Elm tree.
It really was quite spectacular...

Massive
Strong
Sheltering
Encompassing
Drinking in Sun and Rain
Since before my father was born
Living Presence.



"Blessed is the woman who trusts and hopes in God. She is like a tree planted by the waters which spreads out its roots by the river, and does not fear when heat comes. The leaves are green and there is no anxiety in the year of drought, nor does it cease from yeilding fruit."
Jeremiah 17:7,8

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Creativity Flare

The other day a friend of mine passed on an old quilting magazine she had finished reading. I do a little quilting but what really inspired me was an article on dyeing fabric using flour paste as a resist. The thought came to me to try it with watercolor paper as an underpainting. I ended up with some amazing results.

Butterfly Frenzy

I read a post on Oprah's "A New Earth" forum asking if others had noticed that the grass seemed greener this year. I had to agree...and not just grass but everything looks more alive and vibrant to me. These recent paintings show a little of what I'm seeing and feeling this spring.

Singing Flowers
(This little family of flowers was singing their hearts out along side the road.)



Vegetation Vibes

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I don't know what's going on with me but for some reason, creativity is seeping out in new and interesting ways. I did some abstract paintings a few weeks ago with my daughter and her friends. They (the paintings, not the kids!) weren't anything special...I had done them mostly to demonstrate techniques for the kids. A week or so ago, the thought came to me to cut them up and do some paper weaving of sorts. So that's what I did and found it be great fun and very satisfying for some reason.

Here's one of my creations. No deep meaning...it just is.