Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"Plant Your Heart..."

in a good place...this Earth Day...

and this Earth Night...2009.

"I only went out for a walk
and finally concluded to stay out till sundown,
for going out,
I found, was really going in."
~John Muir, 1913

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth
are never alone or weary of life."
~Rachel Carson

"The earth is what we all have in common."
~
Wendell Barry

16 comments:

t.e.3.k.4 said...

happy earth day ^^

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Oh! you've done it again - created something so so special and your brainwave of the day and night reverse just works like a dream here. Love the quotations - I feel so alive when I am studying the plants and colours of nature. Don't think we celebrate ' earth day' over here in England - great idea though for where would we be without her???.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Great quotes for this day and your sketch is a wonderful symbol of the earth. Happy Earth Day Margaret.

Diane C. said...

Margaret Ann, Delightful post! Your brimming with life Earth painting looks beautiful in both the day and night versions.

studio lolo said...

I love the jewel tones you use. This is a lovely piece to celebrate the beauty of our planet!

I still wish I could hang out with you for a weekend getaway. Too bad we're not making our way through Arizona on our way back east :(
I'd love to hook up with you and Teri!

marianne said...

Hi Margaret!
HAW and HED!!!
What a lovely piece you have made for Earth Day!
Love the words as well!
so beautiful to end my blogging day with!

Have a happy Earth Day and Night!

Lynn said...

lovely art work

lovely quotes

happy earth day

Teri C said...

The perfect quotes for this beautiful piece!!

HEDandN

Alex said...

the burst of awesomeness!! :D Happy Earth day to you too!!

Sherry said...

I knew I could count on you to come up with something inspiring for Earth Day!

Col said...

Beautiful!
It is 8:12 pm here and I'm just in for dinner and then out to grab a few groceries. You gave me a nice enjoyable moment with this lovely post and drawing. Happy earth day!
Col

3rdEyeMuse said...

your heart is definitely planted in a good place!!

MuseSwings said...

Lovely quotes for your beautiful painting. I often like to black bacground - in this case I love the bright and the white the best.

marancat said...

Beautiful as ever!

Angela said...

Wonderful painting and fantastic quotes too!

You know, when my 14yr old daughter left for school on Wed. she was decked out in the strangest outfit that included star patterned tights, mardi gras beads, a goofy headband, her fave tree hugger shirt and braids amongst other oddities - on my questioning look I got a, "Duh! It's Earth Day!"
But I guess she didn't wear the beads - she lent them to a friend of hers who apparently, like me, was too stupid to know that Earth Day requires a costume!

japochine said...

Lovely luscious juicy colors. Always a pick me up to visit your blog Margaret.

Aiko