Last weekend I ventured down to Eugene, OR to visit my daughter Amber and help her get settled in her new little house. She's just starting grad school at the University of Oregon, with a full fellowship...way to go Amber! We spend the weekend on the coast, which went from dark, fast moving fog to glorious sun....rocky, wild waves to soft, windswept dunes
a nearby nursery with a wall of petunias....gorgeous!
the fog rolling in like a storm
the path to the ocean, the shadows looked like lace on the ground
Spouting Horn and Devil's Churn
the windswept dunes in Florence
rocky coastline and wild waves to rolling windswept dunes.
Welcome to my blog! I'm an artist - it's not just what I do but how I see the world. I find inspiration everywhere...in nature, music, friends. I am very fortunate these days to being able to license my art to some wonderful companies for greeting cards, calendars, fabrics, giftware and scrapbook products and more. Thanks for visiting!
"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change." - the Buddha
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." - William Arthur Ward
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust
"I perhaps owe becoming a painter to flowers" - Claude Monet
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures.” - Henry Ward Beecher
“Overnight a lot can change, you can go from cloudy gray to the morning brilliant blue. It’s all for you, the purest part of the sky and the ocean, too. There you are, there it is, everything that life has to give” - Michael Tomlinson
"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." - Albert Einstein
“We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.” - William Hazlett