Thursday, August 17, 2017

Morning in the Meadow


Morning in the Meadow
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

These weeks of too much horrifying news and an endless list of errands left me feeling dispirited until today, when I happened to hear Calvin Trillin's reassuring voice on the radio. His way with words describing life lifts me up with its simplicity, honesty, humor, and reverence for what is all that really matters - Living, Loving, Laughing, and being true to oneself. It brought me back to myself and I was almost hopeful again all afternoon.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Lilies in the Valley of the Moon


Lilies
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

My guest filled the house with fine food, friendship, and this white lily and tulip bouquet. Its beauty and rich fragrance is still wafting through the Sonoma summer air. Enduring friendship. There is nothing like it. 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Simple Gifts


Simple Gifts
Oil on Wood
16"X20"

'Tis the gift to be simple
'Tis the gift to be free
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be
And when we find ourselves in the place just right
It will be in the valley of love and delight.

Written in 1848 by Shaker, Joseph Brackett in Maine.

Words to live by.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Wild Garden


Wild Garden
Oil on Wood
11"X14"

There's a lot to love about Queen Anne's Lace, a wild flower that takes root anywhere, requires no tending, and is one of the most delicate, etherial, elegant flowers on earth. Simple beauty. It speaks volumes to the soul.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Lavender in Full Bloom


Lavender in Full Bloom
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

Available for Sale Online HERE.

Summer. Sonoma. Solitude. Perfect combination.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Gina's Point


Gina's Point
Oil on Wood
12"X12"
SOLD


We rowed around Gina's Point first thing this morning.  Memories of Gina were everywhere.  Her generous spirit, natural beauty, and deep soul. Alive and well on this little slice of land in Maine.


Friday, July 7, 2017

Into The Woods


Into The Woods
Oil on Wood
16"X20"

Thank you, Maine Heritage Trust, for the magical path through the woods to the back shore where the sea crashes on the rocks. Cranberry Shores Preserve. A gift of light and moss, trees, pink granite and water. The best things in life are free.