Magic Moments-Still a heart

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I can still hear the surf on Monhegan Island even after a trip yesterday  into New York to visit the Cloisters-such a different world-also one I would love to paint.IMG_6185 (768x1024)

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Then today talking with a fellow artist /photographer I was being urged; strongly urged and encouraged, to visit a nearby farm where I might paint wonderful barns and pumpkins and yet another farm with horses and fall color and, and, and…IMG_6001 (768x1024)

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I need to stay with waves and rocks, asters and goldenrod, dying spruce and moss.

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The spruce woods

I need to slow down and paint!

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Stop the world! I want to get off!!!

 

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And as if that is not enough, Having resumed my morning walks I am seeing reflections in the marsh, flocks of cedar waxwings tipping off soft needled branches in quest of slate blue juniper berries, clouds that pile up in the blue; more images than I could paint to in a life time.

 

Wild flower bouquet from Monhegan that made it home in my back back.

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And it’s all-“One Long Goodbye”

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Magic Moments-At Risk

Guard the Flame of Creativity that lights our path.

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As I have been struggling with waves of depression over the last year and a half or more, I have come to realize how fragile our creative souls really are. It is hard enough to be creative in the normal chaos and distraction of living our lives; it becomes a challenge to find the will to even try when lost in depression that won’t lift.

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inside design for 2015
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The Christmas cards from 2014 and 2015 were a joy to paint

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I’m hoping someday to even mount another show and that this year I may once again design a Christmas card for my friends as I did in 2014 and 2015. Last year I couldn’t even do a card design let alone mount a show. But, I sure am not giving up.

So guard the light of creativity and let yours shine. It lights the way for all of us and we are so grateful.

 

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