Artist's Statement

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.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Little Guy 5x7 $50.00

I am a quote person; inspirational quotes have always "inspired" me. Three little volumes of quotations have a reserved spot on my classroom bookshelves. From time to time, students will journal on selected quotes. One of my favorites is an anonymous one: "Three essentials for happiness are something to love, something to do, and something to hope for." The poet Emily Dickinson used the metaphor of a bird to describe the effect of hope. Thanks, Emily, for this lovely image. Hope is "the thing with feathers that perches in our soul-and sings the tune without the words--and never stops at all." ...Right on, Emily.

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