The Sentry - watching guard over all. Seems like a noble profession, but more likely waiting for the merest morsel of food to be tossed aside, whereupon the cry goes out and dozens more seem to appear out of nowhere!What would seashore memories be without these guys?
Something other than a bird for a change. (though there will be more) Perhaps it's the lack of color that I've been missing with this very long winter we've been having.
The brightest spot in this spring, is the arrival of my granddaughter last week! Beautiful little Eva. It was a pretty exciting week. My son in law return safely after 6 months from his deployment, got about 6 hours sleep and the race was on! Their baby girl decided to make an early appearance! I can't even express how thrilled I am to welcome this little one to our family.
I've got about 3-4 paintings in the works that seem to be moving at a snail's pace. Maybe now that we have nice weather and a few other preoccupations are out of the way, all that creative energy will start to flow again and they might get done soon.
This is painted on 1 inch thick cradled board with sides painted to match the background and is ready to hang.
love these birds. They remind me of being at my grandparents house in Ohio where
I would often hear their soft call. To this day it brings me a sense of comfort. I was very happy when a pair
showed up last spring and nested nearby. They and their brood would show
up often near my feeder.
And since I am such a fan of folklore and symbolism here's a little bit about symbolism of the dove.
Although its song is heard throughout the day, it seems more
distinct at dawn and dusk. These are the “Between Times” – a time in
which there is a thinning of the veils between the physical and the
spiritual, the past and the future. The dove can help you to use these
times to see the creation process active within your own life. The song
tells you to mourn what has passed…but awaken to the promise of the
future…It is the bird of prophecy and can help you to see what you can
give birth to in your life.
Animal Speak, the spiritual & magical powers of creatures great & small by Ted Andrews
I hold hope that spring is not far behind! Just when I think I can actually smell spring in the air, we get a huge snow storm! I love the winter, I love the beauty of this winter wonderland left behind but I really am tired of shoveling right now. Soon, I think. In the meantime I will just keep painting the birds in anticipation of their showy color and their songs greeting me in the morning.
And now that the roads are clear please join me for the Spring Art Show at Squire House Gardens on
A pretty spring bouquet of warm color for our snowy, white days here in Minnesota.
Yes, it has been a long time. I've come to realize that perhaps January and February are the months
to step back and take a break. I did visit my daughter in Utah and we attended part of the Sundance Film Festival. We heard some good music, saw some good films and I got to visit with my good friend and fellow artist Diane Whitehead. We had a great time catching up and spent the day in Park City looking for celebrities. The only celebrity (that I know of) we saw was Kenny Loggins. We saw his new band, Blue Sky Riders. I thought they were great and really enjoyed the show.
I have a group show coming up March 9 - 22 at Squire House Gardens in Afton, MN. If you are in the area please join us for the reception on Saturday March 9, 5-9. I'd love to meet you!