Another beautiful day is beginning. With coffee in hand, I surveyed the yard this morning, admiring the improvements. Satisfaction is found in working in the yard and seeing results. For the first time in months, I am beginning to feel "caught up" with the outside of my home. I'll need to remind myself of this when overwhelmed with school responsibilities later in the year. Great peace is found in the boundaries of my yard.
A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.