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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 …

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Cover Artist

I am thrilled to be the Cover Artist for the March/April 2020 issue of
The Country Register of Michigan.
Michigan holds a special spot in my heart and so many wonderful memories.
Our family spent an amazing year in Michigan .
As a young mum with a newborn & 5 year old at the time, I will always remember the kindness
and helpfulness shown everywhere I went. 
Who would have known then (30 years ago) that my Art would be on the front cover of this wonderful magazine!
So very grateful!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Painting threads through everything ...

Happy Monday...
sharing a little art & some inspiring art quotes
~sharing a sweet moment!
I am seeking
I am striving
I am in it
with all my heart
~Vincent Van Gogh~
I had so much fire in me
and so many plans
~Claude Monet~
Where the spirit
does not work
with the hand,
there is no art
~Leonardo Da Vinci~
~animal spirits~
The world always seems brighter
when you've just made something
that wasn't there before
~Neil Graiman~
Everything you can imagine
is real
~Pablo Picasso~
Let's get a little crazy here!
~Bob Ross~

~you are~
The only thing I know
is that I paint
because I need to,
and I paint 
whatever passes through my head
without any other consideration
~Frida Kahlo~ 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sam I am ...

We have a lot of squirrels in our garden.
Black, grey, even one  red ...
And even though we see so many, they each have their own little personalities and markings that make them unique.
Like Sam
His black coat is flecked with white which is really noticeable up close
but what makes him really stand out
is his tail!
his tail and those nails!!!
The first time I spotted his tail I didn't think it was a squirrel on our back deck … 
"Be not deceived
with the first
 appearance of things,
for show 
is not substance"
"Appearances often are deceiving" ~Aesop~ 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wisdom in Silence

Wisdom in Silence

Wise winged spirit
you sit in silence.
And take your time
in the forest alliance.

You've claimed your space
you know your worth.
Strong and wise watcher
this is your gift since birth.

Your time is precious
you spend it well.
The Earth is guarded
from where you dwell.
I am always in complete awe in the presence of Owl.
During daily walks through the woods with my black lab Archer, I have spotted a few watching over the woods. There is a definite respect felt for this magnificent bird.  Woodland walks are such wonderful inspiration boosts  and Owl spotting was a treasured muse.
Wisdom in Silence is a print created from my original mixed media canvas using vintage papers (books and dressmakers) music sheets and stamping.  The wise winged spirit poem has been written in pencil underneath the paint … my love note to Owl.

A lovely print to honor life milestones and changes * graduation* friendship * hardships * a thank you for love & patience shown * for someone who needs a "gentle reminder" of their worth.

Time to walk around the garden and make sure all the feeders are filled.  We are anticipating a big snow storm heading our way.