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Friday, November 30, 2012

"Boots"

4" x 6"  ink and watercolor   $25.00

Worn and weathered, these boots have seen combat, mud, muck, hot sand, and bugs.  They have protected precious feet and stopped short from stepping on land mines.  Aren't they beautiful?

Monday, November 26, 2012

"Juicy Tomatoes"

4" x 6"  watercolor  $20.00

Light plays from my kitchen window providing tangerine and rose colored reflections on the tiles from the not yet eaten tomatoes.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

"Three For Launch"

11" x 14"  watercolor   $70.00  matted

Reflecting on simple peaceful times with family and friends on calm water.

Friday, November 16, 2012

"Fly In and Relax"

11" x 14"  watercolor on Fabriano  $185.00 matted and framed

This day was a miracle day.  Sister Margaret and I flew in to this magical island in Alaska and were left for the day with a motor boat, some life vests and fishing poles.  We brought our food, and there was a cabin with canned goods.  We giggled, struggling how to start the motor boat, then chugged down the edge of the island until we hit a sand bar.  There we stopped and thanked God for the fun, friendship and absolute solitary beauty.  Sister Margaret died of cancer the next year.  She was friend to so many from the homeless, new mommies,  the frail, and to me.  I am such a lucky girl that she loved me too with a giant happy smile always.

Friday, November 9, 2012

"Latin Blast"

10.5" x 5.75"   watercolor  SOLD

Bright skies, giant colorful hibiscus growing under the warm fragrant days.  Frijoles, peppers and beef in hand flattened tortillas on the grill, laughter, and dancing girls, and red radish mounds in delightful even piles.  All of these remind me of a people who know how to enjoy the simple love of life.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"Something New"

18" x 22"   watercolor batik  SOLD

"Something New" is a statement on the election which we are excitedly watching tonight.  Old leaves, but new colors in a mason jar provide the difference in thoughts and decisions.  Opposites of purple and gold, green and rusty reds, complete the cycle.  I don't know what the outcome will be, however I know that I will still retain my friendships no matter what. Opinions do not make the difference.  Love makes the difference. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

"Nate, Christopher and Andrew"

8" x 10"  watercolor  SOLD

 My nephew and his boys while they were camping.  They are a little bit cold, snuggling up against their Dad, and a little bit damp.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

"One Rocky Mountain Columbine"

5" x 5"  watercolor on 140 lb Fabriano  SOLD

Aqualigia is a native to Colorado. This fragile looking blossom is really pretty hardy.  According to Wikipedia "The common name "columbine" comes from the Latin for "dove", due to the resemblance of the inverted flower to five doves clustered together." However another source says that aquila means eagle which refers to the claw like spurs at the base of the flower.
The Rocky Mountain Columbine was designated the official state flower of Colorado in 1899 after winning the vote of Colorado's school children. Discovered in 1820 on Pike's Peak by mountain climber Edwin James, the Rocky Mountain columbine (Columbine Aquilegia caerulea) is a lovely flower with a rich aroma to attract bees, hummingbirds and butterflies to it's nectar.