With the cold weather setting in, I’m finding it important to focus on the (few) sunny days that we are given and focus on filling the house with fresh flowers. This collection of images contrasts the last set. It draws us inside; it reminds us of spring.

Some of these paintings are bold and full of color. They speak about the bright fulfilling patterns that flowers can bestow on us. Others are softer, reminding us of how precious life can be. They display the cycle of life from bud to full bloom, a display of how quickly time passes. The rest are the in-between- the pauses we take, the things we let go, our storms, our peace.

Because flowers are innately beautiful, it can be difficult to collect or create images of them. They hold such power; they can mean so much in a painting. We display flowers at weddings and funerals; we give and receive them as anniversary or get well gifts. They fill in the blanks for apologies or displays of affection.

Do you ever stop and look at them? Do you consider their power and meaning? The next time you’re at a museum and see a painting of flowers or you’re passing by the wild flowers that grow by fences, I hope you take the opportunity to consider them, to appreciate them for all they can add to your life. Until then, I hope this small collection has added to your life.

Look. Listen. Respond.




January 7, 2014

Happy 2014! My goal for this year is to grace the web with 2 posts a month, so I hope you all are ready!

Looking out the window at the snow reminds me winter in New England can be tough. The days are cold, the sun hides often, and the snow is (normally) plentiful. Despite how dreary it may seem, the winter is beautiful. I have collected some comforting images of the snow, so I hope you are snuggled up under a blanket with some hot cocoa for viewing…

Just like art, snow is a powerful force. Snow can trap us. It can blind us. But when we view it at a perfectly still moment, its beauty unfolds for us. The silence that it brings envelops us with peace. May this winter be full of beauty and peace.

Look. Listen. Respond.