Holidays

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 we live our lives.  They are written in how we treat each other, our children, our neighbors, and ourselves.  The “greatest story ever told” is told most of the time in that …

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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 time.  It gave her energy.  It emboldened her.  Hanging it on her window was a laying down of her own power in exchange for a greater.  She knew now, He can be trusted.  She wants …

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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 happened to make him end his life, but I do love his work and his story.  A conversation with him would be more than amazing.  Maybe some day, but until then, I …

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AN ANCIENT SONG

AN ANCIENT SONG (8×8/oil on canvas)   This morning, while wandering around the little town of Portree, I found a lovely (wee) path, which led into a stone, fenced churchyard.  The yard itself was overgrown and run down. There was one enormous tree in the center of that quiet space which sang a melancholy, ancient song …

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ANOTHER THIN MOMENT

ANOTHER THIN MOMENT (8×8/oil on canvas) In this night sky only the moon and the stars have a voice.  There is no Internet connection, and no phone.  I am 4 miles from the Eagle Pub in Dornocht where I can pick up Wi-Fi.  Inside my mind, I am a falling star, hurdling through space at breakneck speed.  Here I begin …

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PORTREE, ISLE OF SKYE

PORTREE, ISLE OF SKYE (8×8/oil on canvas)   There is a rainbow in the morning sky.  The sun is shining, but it’s still raining.  I guess I’ve seen this happen before.  Today though, in this place – in this moment – I am particularly aware of the oddness of these juxtapositions. It’s easy to see the …

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