Friday, January 24, 2014

Saint Francis Blessing




This winter has been a time for reflection and gratitude.

Some new drawings have inspired works on sheet
metal. 





















Soon St. Francis will join the birds in the garden.

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men". -St. Francis of Assisi


Monday, January 20, 2014

For the lone one.



Maybe this bird is the one that does not feel
a part of, or  that needs encouragement.

Let me be able to recognize the one that that
feels alone.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Hibernating with Paint




Hidden inside, I work on experimenting with just two colors
and a little white in these Acrylic sketches.






Monday, January 06, 2014

Northern Illinois gets polar vortex!













        We are experiencing unusually cold temps today. Colder than Siberia!
Some Arctic air will come down to visit us for maybe two days. The wind chill could be -40 degrees below zero.


 I have begun to prepare meals to help feed the poor birds and wildlife by making extra treats to
 help keep them warm. So many more animals have come to the feeders.
All pets are inside, safe and warm.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Embracing Life Through Art

Art from the last few days...











Much of my art has to do with human's relationship to
animals and the natural world. Animals and nature are symbolic and take on deeper meaning.



By creating art, I surrender to a world in my imagination and 
open to what is before me.

 To engage with it in a meaningful way.