Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mourning Dove

My daughter Zionah just turned 23 and I created this painting of her (for her) with a dove, as when she was a little girl we would call her mourning dove. She loved to coo like the doves we would hear in the early mornings on our farm in Tennessee. Each one of the six girls had an Indian name (inspired by 'Dances With Wolves').
I found this beautiful verse to write around the edge of the painting from the Song of Solomon..."How beautiful you are my darling~Your eyes are like doves...Arise My darling, My beautiful one, and come with Me...The winter is past, the rains are over and gone...flowers appear on the earth, the season of singing has come. The cooing of doves is heard in our land."
Birthday blessings my precious mourning dove...

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I just finished this new offering for the Lucky 13 group I am apart of, this time on the word "Innocence" with a sweet little angel child alighted on a bird's wing...and the thought on back reads..."We are not moved by the imagination of a child because it is young and fragile. On the contrary: the imagination of a child moves us because it is powerful and pure, and its song is confident and clear."

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Corn on the Cob in Season

In our 'Lucky 13' group our latest subject was CORN, and my creation came forth quite unexpectedly! As the little corn girl took on her personality, and grave concern as she ripened and became more luscious for birds and hungry beings, I too became concerned for her very life! However I will most likely give in to the long awaited desire to partake of the soon coming 'corn on the cob in season'....yummmm

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Faith & Hope, Love & Truth

It's been a long weeks since I've been able to post....been too busy putting my house up for sale, having yard sales, sorting , sifting thru 25 yrs. of stuff!  Oh, and then my computers nearly crashes, and was in the shop for a week!  So now I'm trying to catch up, and did these two paintings for a show on "mother's and daughters" last week...which is always a subject close to my heart (having 6 daughters!).  I'll put them up on etsy as well.