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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

hOMe is where the heART is …

Monday, February 25, 2019

for she loved the trees ...

"It is difficult to realize
how great a part of all that is cheerful
and delightful in the recollections
of our own life
is associated with trees"
~Wilson Flagg~
Last night we watched the most wonderful program
Judi Dench: my passion for trees
Being a life long tree lover/hugger it spoke to me …
Judi visited a 1,500 year old Yew Tree in Surrey England
I googled the tree and read that some believe it to be as old as 4,000 years!!
It was absolutely spectacular.
"Because they are primeval,
because they outlive us,
because they are fixed, trees seem to emanate
a sense of permanence.
And though rooted in earth, 
they seem to touch the sky"
~Kim Taplin~
My love for trees spills over into my Art...
 my "Women of the Woods" series has 30 pieces of wood spirits & stories
bark and branches
nests and birds
animal lairs
Women of the Woods
Moon of the Changing Seasons
Change with the seasons
embrace new growth and shed
what no longer serves you …
Like the cycles of a tree

Go barefoot...
feel the soil between your toes
Like the roots of a tree

Allow your hair to move carefree
with the changing directions of the wind …
Like the leaves of a tree

Sway your arms and legs
and dance …
Like the branches of a tree

Let not the space you are in define you,
but the space that lies within you.
Own your space …
Like the constitution of a tree.
~deb dunn~

for the trees xo


Blondie's Journal said...

A 4000 year old tree!!! That is astounding! I thought the trees in my backyard were old!

I've noticed over the years what a large part trees play in your art with all the real and imagined inhabitants. And being the cover artist for the magazine is insanely happy!! Keep up your beautiful watercolors.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Well said Deb. Your art reflects your heart.

Deb said...

hi Jane ~ thank you for stopping by and your kind words! hug your trees for me :-D

Deb said...

hello Lisa ~ thank you so much for stopping by and kind words always!