Saturday, March 22, 2014

Fresh Paint: Apples and a Pear

Still a bit silent. Still enjoying the island. Happy it's spring. Amused more snow is on the way. I've been working on fruit lately. Watercolor fruit. Specifically apples and pears. This pear doesn't have a shadow... he's shady enough. 

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fresh Paint - Madaket Landscapes

I've been trying to get my painting flow back. Here are some of my most recent attempts. I've also been having an intellectual affair with Henry Miller. His quotes keep ending up on my work.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Remembering February

XVII (I do not love you…)
By Pablo Neruda

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you as the plant that never blooms

but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way
than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

Squam: A Closer Look

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Moon Set & Sun Rise in Madaket

We rose early today and the temp was mild and inviting. We watched the moon set over Hither Creek and Smith's Point, and witnessed the morning sun illuminate Madaket. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Making Memories

I've been on an iPhone video editing/producing kick lately thanks to Cameo. It's got my creative digital interests wound up in exciting knots, reminding me how much I enjoy telling stories. I fight the urge to label myself "story teller." Nonetheless, that is exactly what I am. In word. In paint. In image. I tell stories. My stories. Life stories. Stories laced in fantasy and saturated in whimsy--whatever genre, whatever theme I may grapple with, I'm a story teller. 

Naturally, the stories I tell are the ones I'm most confident with sharing (though I'd like to evolve and be totally okay sharing the stories in my soul that scare me, that force me to tremble when recalling and recounting... soon, I hope), and those tales are always about my own little tail, Takoda. In the snow. In the kitchen. Enjoying a Saturday with a good friend. Takoda's existence is the happiest story I know. Everyday is a good day. Every moment spent in the fresh air is exhilarating. Every glance is full of love and devotion. 

She is my most uplifting story. Enjoy.

Our 7am walk during Janus, Nantucket's most recent winter storm.

Enjoying a snow day at home with friends and family.

Reuniting with friends for the first time in 2014.

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

14 for 2014

Happy New Year to You! I wish you satisfaction, happiness, love, and abundance in the year to come. 

I revisit my 2013 resolutions often. Reading them has become a small ritual and reminder of simple actions that encourage me to be healthy and strong in mind, body and soul. After some thought, it seemed only fitting not to start the new year with resolutions (2013's I will carry with me into the new year), but rather words of wisdom. They serve as beacons of guidance to welcome in all the possibilities of 2014.

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