Monday, September 29, 2014

From the artist. . .

When my friends rave about my talents and gifts, I am sort of stunned! When I reflect on any success I have enjoyed, I first think of my husband's love that makes it possible for me to blossom.

Then I am thankful for being a third generation person with retinitis pigmentosa; I have seen how my grandmother and mother coped with blindness. This helps me to choose my response.

And importantly, my yoga teacher and friend, Sundari Sitaram, taught me about Fearlessness, and ' not Hiding. This poem sums up my philosophy:

 I Will Not Die an Unlived Life by Dawna Markova

I will not die an unlived life.

I will not live in fear

of falling or catching fire.

I choose to inhabit my days,

to allow my living to open me,

to make me less afraid,

more accessible;

to loosen my heart

until it becomes a wing,

a torch, a promise.

I choose to risk my significance,

to live so that which came to me as seed

goes to the next as blossom,

and that which came to me as blossom,

goes on as fruit.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lately I've been painting...

A modest and blessed individual, I have had the pleasure of exhibiting my art in three juried national shows: Passionate Focus 2010 in Chicago, Shared Visions in Los Angeles, and Lighthouse for the Blind's Insights in San Francisco.

Winter Hydrangea November 2011

Cliff's Bird March 2011

Chicago Poppies May 2011

Nochebuena December 2010

Sunday, October 18, 2009

More Love poured out

Jill's Rose

Blossom! January 2008

Under The Sea May 2006

Waterlily May 2009

Tulips' Tantrum April 2009

Sleeping Lady Sunflower August 2009

Slickrock Archangel September 2007

Shanti Batik February 2009

October Purple October 2008

Lace Cap Hydrangea September 2008

Hydrangea Lei August 2008

Cabin Fever! April 2009

August Hydrangea July 2009

Arches of Antiquity September 2007

Anini Beach February 2007

Blue Hydrangea August 2008

Daphne's Hydrangea August 2008

Annaliese's Hydrangea August 2009

Angels from the Realms of Glory
December 2009

St. Poppy's Grange