Monday, December 28, 2009
John Mortimer who died this year (he wrote Rumpole of the Bailey) said:
"Dying is a matter of slapstick and pratfalls.
No one should grow old who isn't prepared to look ridiculous."
I'm prepared and I've had practice!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
One of my favorite authors of all time. He wrote the novels Hannah Coulter and Jayber Crow and many others. I've loved them all. He also wrote this poem:
The Wish to Be Generous
All that I serve will die, all my delights,
the flesh kindled from my flesh, garden and field,
the silent lilies standing in the woods,
the woods, the hill, the whole earth, all
will burn in man’s evil, or dwindle
in its own age. Let the world bring on me
the sleep of darkness without stars, so I may know
my little light taken from me into the seed
of the beginning and the end, so I may bow
to mystery, and take my stand on the earth
like a tree in a field, passing without haste
or regret toward what will be, my life
a patient willing descent into the grass.
~ Wendell Berry ~
(The Collected Poems, 1957-1982)
Friday, December 18, 2009
Saturday, December 05, 2009
A new twist to my mixed media work. The trees are stenciled onto black paper using atomized paint and stencils I cut. Then I enhanced them with colored pencil. My goal is to mat this series and sell them unframed at the gallery. They are in standard sizes, so the customer could choose the art and then choose their own frame. There will be more seasons to come, but winter is a natural!
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Maybe (and now there's no underlining) it needs more weight on the bottom...