Amish Girl In The Garden, A Pastel In The Works

Hello everyone.  The weather here is yucky and so I am blogging and then going upstairs and painting with my pastels!  Because it makes me happy!  Here is a picture in the works right now.  This started to be an angel, but decided to try an amish girl instead.  I love the amish culture and the peacefulness and quiet of the country there.  The amish girls in their colorful dresses just add to the beautiful landscape.

I can’t wait to see how this looks finished.  She will be framed in flowers as if she is in a garden, and a butterfly will be flying toward her.  I will update with the finished picture!  Hope it is a great pic!  We’ll see!

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Simple Gifts with Alison Krauss and Yo Yo Ma/Video

Here is a duet done by two great artists, Yo Yo Ma and Alison Krauss.  The lovely music along with the sound of the deep sound of the cello and Alison’s angelic voice make for a beautiful piece here.  I did post a video with this piece early on when I first started this blog, and I feel I just have to post it again.  If you feel stressed out lately, just sit back and enjoy this one.  It seems to bring everything back in perspective.  Nice video, too.  Enjoy!  🙂

Another Oldie But Goodie

Here is a picture I came across that I did back in the 70’s.  It was a design I brought to the printers back when color was way too expensive.  That is why the colors are so plain.  Done in ink and red marker, I still love the way it came out.  I can still see that I’m dreaming of places of solitude and open spaces.  The picture, I think evokes the feeling of calm.  I want to be there…now.  After all these years, I can see that my pictures all try to do the same thing…bring the viewer into my world.  The world where it’s always peaceful and full of flowers.  It’s a dream I guess…but a good dream. 🙂

Dreaming Again

A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

Hello again.  I posted this video because it is a beauty, and if you have 3 minutes to spare, I’m sure it will relax you.

The music is from one of my favorite movies, and I love movies with deep meaning.  It is a moving story of a relationship between father and sons.

They say it is a true story of two boys, Norman and Paul, growing up in Montana  One is rebellious of his father, Rev. Maclean, while the other has his feet on the ground.  The one love they all share is fly fishing.  I believe it was directed by Robert Redford, a plus in itself, but  also Brad Pitt plays the rebellious son-another plus!  Please watch the movie sometime, you will surely love it.

Hope you love the videos. 🙂