Instruments of Peace

Image: A Different Perspective 36×24/acrylic on wood Dearest, I can easily see your sincerity.  Your kindness is genuine.  Every trace of warmth and love we…
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Become Love

I am increasingly aware that when we love someone, it becomes a point of bonding to them. We have volunteered to be willing contributors to…
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Just Get On With It

Love.  Trust.  Eventually it requires you to take your clothes off and jump over the cliff into unknown territory, believing Love will catch you.  You…
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Love is…

Image: Waiting For the Smile – 26×30/acrylic on board Love is the journey and the destination.  We learn awkwardly what it means to love…from our…
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An Evidence of Love

  Valentine’s Day is on the horizon. Chocolates, candy hearts, poems being written and declarations of love to be made. While this is fun, today…I’m…
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I’m a Dreamer…

I’m dreaming of a world where humans actually prioritize how they behave towards others. A place where we keep our word, or try to anyway.…
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Stilled By The Wind

It’s windy today on The Highlands. This furtive kindness…the sun…the quiet…the joy.  This wind – only wind – is cleaning out the cobwebs. Our many…
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True Opposites

True, I love how you are so opposite me.  I love how judgement refuses to stick between us.   I love how we accept each…
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She Loves Me Too

Do you remember me saying how I love Scotland? I actually believe she loves me too. In John O’Donohue’s, Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, he said…
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The Best Ingredient

In the last few years, I’ve have been focused more and more on relationships. As with anything, there are myriad ways of approaching this topic.…
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Been There…Done That

Winning or losing ego battles is not on my ‘idea-of-a-good-time’ list…neither is being cool or popular or wealthy. Been there. Done that. Instead, I want…
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Smiling At Your Fears

If you want to challenge yourself to find more depth, take a couple months in another country.  Do something you’ve never done before.  Find your…
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Mining For Gems

Happy 2016!  I am excited to tell you all this message comes from Dornoch, Scotland.  The Highlands.  I have been here a month.  It is cold…
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Jubilee!!

Let’s celebrate! This thought has been part of my soul for a very long time….when life is difficult, when things don’t happen the way we…
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Captured By Truth

Walking Each Other Home – 40×40/acrylic on board – in previous blogs and now completed, we have featured the progress on this painting. This is…
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The Same Family

Walking Each Other Home (Stage 3) – 40×40/acrylic on board – in previous and upcoming blogs, we are featuring the progress on this painting. This…
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Beautiful Souls

Walking Each Other Home (Stage 2) – 40×40/acrylic on board – in upcoming blogs, we will feature the progress on this painting. This is the…
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Blue Moon

The blue moon a couple of weeks ago, was quite an experience for me. To begin with, my awareness of any full moon has heightened.…
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A Holy Relationship

Relationships are assignments. They are part of a vast plan for our enlightment, the Holy Spirit’s blueprint by which each individual soul is led to…
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Family Tales

There was a lot of story and fantasy in those early years.  My parents both told us true stories of their parents.  A favorite of…
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Freely Given

I am learning to use my energy for fuel.  I am learning to place boundaries where they are needed for protection.  And I am learning…
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I Choose Love

This awareness of being chosen by Love is not new.  Today holds a new awareness.  LOVE IS MY CHOICE!!!  Today?  LOVE. In this now, my…
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My Landscape

I hear the humming of warm air rushing through vents somewhere beneath these floors.  Nothing unusual, except for the awareness.  This backdrop makes me sleepy…
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You Are Dear

“You are dear.” What a lovely thing to say to someone. There are few people in our lives who hold that role without question. They…
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A World of Shadows

Inspired after watching Birdman – a very effective study of shadows… We live in a world of shadows.  Everything here of substance, casts a shadow. Its size…
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Learn to Love

“Love is our destiny.  We do not find the meaning of life alone, but rather with another.”  Thomas Merton From the moment of our birth,…
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You Hang the Moon

Honey, I always thought you were wiser than I. Now I know you are just like me. Sometimes you know things…mostly you guess. My journey…
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A Symphony

If this moment were music, it would be a symphony.  Music so filled with gratitude that joy overtakes the notes.  Takes them captive, dances in…
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My Name is Patience

My name is Patience. I have, for most of my life, consciously and unconsciously been looking for someone whose real name is True. When I…
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Sowing Good Seed

It was early Sunday morning in Anacostia, D.C. We had driven paintings to my gallery in Georgetown. Susan and I wanted to drive through the…
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Growing in Love

We are in the process of learning how to live in Love. That’s what I want! After class on Wednesday, we usually have lunch together.…
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Flow…

Do not resist what is. That would make you very unhappy in the long run. It will clench your gut and close your heart off…
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I Am a Kite

You and me….I am a kite flying as high as I can fly. You are my friend standing on the earth, holding the string, keeping…
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The Bicycle Man

My friend, the bicycle man, came all the way from the Dordogne River Valley to Tennessee with me. I have had a love affair with…
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True Trust

True is a teacher. He has taught me so much about enjoying every moment and working consistently at building my dreams. I am really grateful…
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Freedom…

We are approaching the Fourth of July. This used to be my favorite holiday. For many years, the 4th was my Aunt Dolly’s holiday. We…
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Original Sin

While growing up in South Dakota, I was surrounded by lots of good people. They were kind, hardworking (most of the time), moral people. Everyone…
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Thoughts on Art

Making Our Way Home – 24×24 Thoughts on art… ART can decorate our homes.  GOOD ART compliments our couches and our walls. We can live with…
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Tears of Joy

WEEPING CHERRY (TEARS OF JOY) 24X18 – ACRYLIC ON BOARD   Tears of Joy I grew up in a family of women who talked freely…
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Somewhere in Memory

SOMEWHERE IN MEMORY  There was a lot of story and fantasy in those early years.  My parents both told us true stories of their parents. …
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Grandma Helma’s Home

GRANDMA HELMA’S HOME   My name is Dorsey.  Dorothea is on my birth certificate.  Dorothea was the daughter of my Dad’s namesake: Peter Livingston Edwards.  After giving me…
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Patience Loves True

PATIENCE LOVES TRUE – 12X12 – acrylic on board   It is another day.  Another day in which to live and breathe and have our being!  I…
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Life is Art

Life is Art Life is art….just think about breathing…or about getting dressed in the morning.  Early in my childhood, my dad and my sister both encouraged…
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Kiss the Chef

KISS THE CHEF Art is not about things. It is not even only about beauty, though of course art can be and often is beautiful.…
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Sailing Free

Sailing Free Those 2 words paint such a picture.  I’m listening to Jeff Black singing his song “Same Old River”.  I have loved his music for a…
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Trusting You

TRUSTING YOU – 8X8 – acrylic on board Relationship offers, among many other things, sanctuary.  Every honest relationship makes us a part of a safety net…
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Now This is Living!

Now this is living! My perception of reality has been altered by my perception of what is important.  One sees what one wants to see.  I am…
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Dreams and Fantasies

DREAMS AND FANTASIES – paper on board – 16×16 Sometimes Trust is the Issue… You have a very thick glass shield around you. For awhile,…
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If I Had Wings

IF I HAD WINGS – 21X36 – ACRYLIC ON BOARD My concept of “old” was much different when I was 12. I remember hearing about…
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She is Jazz

JAZZ – 16X16 – PAPER ON BOARD If she were music, she would be jazz.  She has always been a wild child, an unconventional spirit,…
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The Best is Yet to Come

The best is yet to come We walked, holding hands and hugging ourselves, up the long gentle hill winding to the hotel.  Massive snowflakes drifted gently…
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OUR SHARED MYSTERY

OUR SHARED MYSTERY – 12×12 Longing for more…more connection…..more Love…turning to Life….choosing to live….being thankful….sharing what we have been given….sharing what comfort we have.  Knowing, beyond…
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Pretty Fine!

PRETTY FINE! 20X24 A life of its own…. The red scarf was a gift.  She loved it. It was warm and they were in Love.  After she…
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LIVING WITH INTENTION

LIVING WITH INTENTION (8×8/oil on canvas) Living with intention means we make decisions. We don’t drift with the strongest current. We choose life. We choose…
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KINDNESS

KINDNESS (8×8/oil on canvas) The other day I left an upper cupboard open and ran right into it with my face. My eyelid was cut.…
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OUTRAGEOUSLY BLESSED

OUTRAGEOUSLY BLESSED (8×8/oil on canvas) At this moment, I am sitting in my little screened-in porch. The two overhead fans are sending soft, cool air…
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THANKFUL

THANKFUL (8×8/oil on canvas) Sometimes there is no better word for life than ‘delicious’. This morning I have been listening to and dancing with Buddy…
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HOME

HOME (8×8/oil on canvas) The whole concept of “home” is rich.  I could write a lot about it.  In fact I have already written a lot. …
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SOLITUDE

SOLITUDE (8×8/oil on canvas) None of us wants to be alone all the time. We need connection. There is no connection without vulnerability. I am learning…
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UNAFRAID

UNAFRAID (8×8/oil on canvas) Fear is negative. It is the same as faith, only it’s faith in a lie. We create with our thinking. We…
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STILL TELLING THE STORY

TELLING THE STORY (8×8/oil on canvas) Still telling the story… Our stories are all around us.  Most of us don’t realize we are telling a story as…
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THE RED SCARF

THE RED SCARF (8×8/oil on canvas) She placed her red scarf on a hook on her upstairs window.  Red had been her favorite color for a long…
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REMINDING US

REMINDING US… (8×8/oil on canvas) Sunflowers are my favorite.  They make me think of Van Gogh in the field, painting madly.  I don’t know what actually…
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