I spent a wonderful day with my daughter a few days ago. As usual I drove home, (an hour and a half over the Cascade mountains,) in a blizzard. But it was SPRING there! This is a photograph that she took:
I love the way we can be silly together now and laugh with eachother and I love the person she has become.
This is an altered painting of my own that I did as part of a set of 4 a few weeks ago. I added more words a canvas and some old hard ware hinges I found in an antique warehouse in the railroad district of Klamath Falls.
Patterns in a low rock-wall at Lithia Park in Ashland...
My sweet dog, Murphy,
and a garden wish of happiness and peace...
These are both sides of "Scenes of a Summer Past" a painted box that is featured on the wonderful artist and visionary Seth's The Altered Page, Playing Favorites: Fields of Dreams.
I am honored to be a part of this incredible artistic undertaking. Visit his site for inspiration and creativity day after day!
HERE IS WHAT SETH WROTE ABOUT PLAYING FAVORITES:
"Imagine a museum filled with the work of all your favorite artists working in all your favorite artistic mediums. Now imagine that every piece of artwork has been hand chosen by each artist as their absolute favorites. Then imagine that printed by each piece of art is an explanation written by the artist detailing their selection. Welcome to Playing Favorites!
Responding to my invitation and an open call on my blog, more than 45 artists (and counting) have generously donated their art and their words to this installment of The Pulse. Collectively, they have submitted over 120 pieces of art. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting selections from each artist that are their favorite creations. Along with the images are their own stories that explain the significance of their choice or choices. Both the selections of artwork and the accompanying stories will help you get to know each artist on a more personal and revealing level."
...below a close-up of "....a summer past."
My first Monday of spring break. It is cloudy but more birds have returned to our river land... In one moment I can identify the cry of the red-tail hawk, the call of the wild geese, song birds chirping, a red-wing black bird singing and a morning dove cooing under the pines.
Here are some more photographs. Soon I will be able to share some plant life!