Sunday, March 23, 2014

Aspen Starfall...Remembering Sue

November 26, 1960-March 23, 2012
We continue to hold you gently in our hearts
think of you with a smile
each time
we remember the sparkle in your eyes...
the love in your heart...
the never ending strength in your spirit.
We see
you in the twinkling stars of the desert night sky...
we hear you
in the soft rustle of the Colorado aspens...
we feel you
in the soothing warmth of the western sun.
You are always with us.
We will
always love you.

"To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die."
~Thomas Campbell,
Hallowed Ground

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Play Ball!

Spending a sunny spring afternoon
in the Arizona desert
my brother, Jack...and his wife, Sharon.
What fun!
The beer was icy cold, the sun was burning hot...
the company was terrific.
Add to that
the best hot dog I have had in a long time!
Cactus League spring training
really IS
all it is cracked up to be...
(sorry about the score, all you Sox fans out there.)
"A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." 
~Humphrey Bogart

Monday, March 17, 2014

Getting Back... making fabulously free and wonderfully wonky drawings
in my illustrated sketchbook.
Each is made
lead straight in...
and watercolored a few days later, at home.
I feel like I need to draw...just like I need to breathe.
I have truly missed you, girl!
"Drawing is a frame of mind, a loving embrace if you will."
~Susan Avishai

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Down on the Farm...

 ...a wonderful, serenely glorious, girls day out!
"Everything is blooming most recklessly;
if it were voices instead of colors,
there would be
an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night." 
~Rainer Maria Rilke,
Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Textures and Patterns...

Phoenix Arizona.
Yes, this IS desert land...
ancient pecan groves...stone walls...
bricked courtyards...
soft feather like pines...
lush, thick flower beds...
earthy, sweet smelling root vegetables...
cacti, succulents, palms and all!
Ahhh...spring!  :)
"Yes, Virginia...there is a Spring..."
~ Me