Monday, October 9, 2017

To Be Foolish With A Full Moon

All full moons are an excuse to cut loose and act like a fool, and fall seems to be an especially fine time of the year to be foolish with the moon - Halloween is coming up, and muggles expect abnormal behavior.

In my experience, to be foolish is simply to be human. But to be foolish with a full moon is to be unconditionally, mindlessly, deliriously human.

To Be Foolish With A Full Moon  8" x 8" acrylic framed to 12" x 12" • $250

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Some Peace

Is there a place where we feel safe, love what we do, are healthy, embrace community, and treat all humans with love, respect and compassion all of the time? Maybe for some, but certainly not for most.

So I imagine a peaceful place for a minute or two every day so I won't forget it's there. It balances out the work that needs to be done.

Some Peace • 8" x 8" acrylic framed to 12" x 12" • $250

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

When It Rained Chaos and Pain

When it rained chaos and pain
bullets from hell,
the finger of blame
found not one name
when hundreds fell,

but rather ours all
who did nothing again, that day
but watch bodies fall,
be in appall
and pray.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Surviving in Maine

Like a fabric woven from the people who live there, the foothills in Maine are unique - there's no other place like it. When I married in to Maine, it was the people I loved the most. And then I fell in love with the land and the farms I passed on my drives every day that were growing food and raising critters - still a big part of life in Maine back then.

Today there's a movement afoot to protect those farms and get them producing again. I hope the young folks who are making a go of it can make a decent living. I hope too, that they continue to insist there is a way to survive doing what they love to do.

Surviving in Maine • 8" x 8" acrylic framed to 12" x 12" • $250

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

September Summer Conundrum

I sketched this house I found on North Haven over the summer because, well, it's summer again. My garden is looking like something out of an August issue of House and Gardens - I have a flower that bloomed in July, dried it's blossoms in August, and then shot up a new shoot of flowers a week ago. It's not supposed to be doing that.

And whereas my brain is getting anxious to see fall colors, and my body is starting it's hibernation process, there's no way anything is evolving in that natural direction. It's hot, it's humid, and so it's summer, again. It's what I would call a September summer conundrum - do I love it, or am I alarmed?

September Summer Conundrum • 8" x 8" acrylic framed to 12" x 12" • $250

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Mountains on Fire

When the fires and the mountains
and the rivers and the trees
and the animals and the flowers
sacrifice their lives
to teach us everything they know,
will we still take for granted
their return
to teach us
all over again?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

When Summer Lets Go

It's below freezing on top of Mt. Washington as I write this. Doesn't seem right somehow - that summer is beginning to let go already. I haven't even been swimming yet. I've usually gone a lot by now.

Guess we'll need to get used to it - looks like our summers are going to act like this one in the future. Not to worry - we'll be fine. We'll just grow more hair.

When Summer Lets Go • 8" x 8" acrylic framed to 12" x 12" • $250