Thursday, February 26, 2015

Orchids and Apples

20"x24" x 1.5" deep cradled birch panel
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"Tenderness is greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows." - Marlene Dietrich

Sometimes those small, kind gestures can show how much you are loved and cared for. No need to be stingy with them, you won't run fact, you will receive multitudes in return.


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Exotic Dancer (Orchids with Mango & Papaya)

40"x30"x1.5" deep gallery wrap canvas
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"It is through the cracks in our brains that ecstacy creeps in." - Logan Pearsall Smith

Each on their own, fairly simple things,
 a piece of tropical fruit, a lovely string of flowers....
Yet it is mid-winter -
and they are from the tropics.
Each of them reminding me
that snow won't last forever.
Another blossom opens, 
wings open to fly,
and dance...
in the most exotic way. 

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Orchids and Oranges - with thoughts on Wise People from Alexandra Stoddard

30"x24" x1.5" deep gallery wrapped canvas
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"Love is exactly as strong as life." - Joesph Campbell

"The wise people who accomplish much in their lifetime know the secret of happiness, which is to act out one's own interior stirrings and make them concrete. There is no greater joy than to find and bring forth personal truths."
- Alexandra Stoddard, from 'Grace Notes'

One more bloom opened on my orchid, and it makes another wonderful shape for me to notice. Each day there is more to see as another blossom slowly reveals itself in its gentle unfolding. The light follows the smooth curves until they bend into shadow...gracefully, in some small grandness.  

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Monday, February 9, 2015

White Orchids and Provence Linens/Studio Views

18" x 18" x 1.5" deep gallery wrapped canvas
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 It was only a sunny smile,
And little it cost in the giving.
But like morning light, 
it scattered the night,
And made the day worth living.
- anonymous

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.
- Vincent McNabb 

Every time my orchids bloom, I am so grateful! Finally, I have discovered what it takes to get them to re-bloom...which happens to be - the right amount of sunlight, a significant degree difference in their day and night temperatures, weak feedings weekly, and just the right amount of luck! 

For you painters - here's a photo of my studio set-up:
 I've been shoving furniture around ever since I got home from my visit with mom last week.  I think I've come up with more room in here, and I'm liking my space for still-life set-ups all the more! I'll show another view of the whole studio once I'm finished with the major clean-out! Wow- does this feel good! 

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