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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, October 6, 2021

hOMe ...

"The inner walls of a home

are threaded with the textures

of one's soul,

a subtle weave of presences"

-John O'Donohue-

 the desire to make

 something beautiful

is the piece of God

that is inside 

each of us.

-Mary Oliver-

"Art pierces opaque subjectivity,

the not seeing of conventional life,

and discloses reality"

-Langdon Brow Gakey-

I am forever in awe of birds. Everything about them draws me in . . . from their song, feathers, nest building abilities. . .  their resilience. This past summer, we saw so many unusual birds in the garden who to our delight became familiar with our presence and in turn became very tame. A pair of yellow finch and trio of blue jays were very comfortable eating beside us as we had our morning coffee, and evening meal on the deck. What an absolute thrill to see birds this close up. 
Looking around my studio, I can see the influence they have on me and my art.  Canvas's of all shapes and sizes pay homage to them in one way or another. A nest * eggs * feathers * . . .  Pieces  of linen have needle punch nests and I have combined twigs and bark and found feathers . . . Beautiful quotes that mention Sparrows have  been handwritten on snippets of paint splattered paper from my art table ... words that touch my heart . . . 
"And she moves among the sparrows,
and she floats upon the breeze.
She moves among the flowers
she moves something deep inside of me"
-Nick Cave-

"Because nothing should be wasted
in a world
where Sparrows work hard
to prove there is enough"
-Gary Soto-

Happy Wednesday
d x 


Sandi said...

Love the blues! 💙

Deb said...

hi Sandi ~ thank you!