Monday, March 28, 2022

The Cardinals

"The Cardinals"
11x14" mixed media on paper

I spy crimson crescents in a cold, twiggy landscape.
 Blazing, red-feathered gifts for cold winter mornings.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Orange Juice

"Orange Juice"
11x14" mixed media on paper

Spring is pressing in, offering up cups of hope with sunshine. Winter whites and browns yield to fresh buds and birds. The change of view is refreshing, a juicy quenching of seasonal thirst.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

"Mother of Ukraine"

"Mother of Ukraine"
11x14" mixed media on paper

It is International Women’s Day. My thoughts and creative expressions lean towards the women of Ukraine: honouring their courage, fortitude, and strength whilst praying for protection, and peace in their land.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Snowy Day for Ice Fishing

Snowy Day for Ice Fishing
11x14" mixed media on paper

The recent events around the world are cause for great concern. I write this as another winter storm obscures the view outside my windows. The blowing snow leads me to reflect on the global storms we’ve endured these past two years. I find I have to reach deeper for courage and peer longer for sustenance and hope. Can we put aside our individual rights for a moment and look together? Bow our heads together? Reach together? I hunger for a shared peace.


Saturday, February 19, 2022

SKATER

"Skater"
11x14" mixed media on paper

Oh, those Olympic skaters!
Flamboyant, dazzling, and skilled beyond belief: magnificence in motion! 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The Blessing

"The Blessing"
11x14" mixed media on paper

I think we have forgotten ourselves, lost who we are, to whom we belong, and how far we’ve journeyed. Let us remember the blessing that surrounds us, that has brought us this far, and not destroy the gifts of one another.

Monday, January 31, 2022

Winter Robin

"Winter Robin"
11x14" mixed media on paper

I first heard the robin in December and thought it couldn’t be. Then on a snowy day, perched on a branch outside my window the telltale red breast and dark head were spotted, confirming what my ears had heard. Winter Robin sat hunched and sunk into a puffed up parka-like presence. I marvelled at this out of season visitor and surmised all kinds of reasons it was here: lost, a late bloomer, injured? It was seen on and off through some of our coldest January days. Yesterday, robin was spotted flitting from branch to branch, stopping once to peer in the window as I peered out, seemingly hearty and hale, and flashing a bright eye. What a reminder of endurance and hope of things to come!