Magic Moments- adrift

i have now painted the ocean picture “Equilibrium” 6 times and i still am not getting it right. so i shall post this little Requiem to a goldfish-he died today and finish with a poem by Rumi which describes me rather accurately. I’ll squirrel my own writing out of the way. Some day i may toss it out to sea in a glass bottle.

Here is a picture of the little fellow:

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If you do not know me, ask the dark night

She is the witness of my lonely tears and laments

She is the keeper of my secrets.

I have become patient as a mountain, humble like dust.

My sorrows like a fence of thorns surround my garden

but once you go beyond them you will praise

its flowing springs and fragrant roses.

Praise the beloved who blessed the garden with new life.

A peaceful weaver cannot appreciate the art of war

the mind cannot feel the sweetness of the lover’s pain

that sweet pain of melting like a grain of salt

in the sea of love.

But I will not waste my words on tired minds

I only talk to those who are thirsty for the sea.



Angel in the dust

“Rumi’s little Book of Life”

Translated by

Maryam mafi and Azima Melita Kolin


Magic Moments-not always

“The Aim of Art is to represent Not the outward appearance of things but their inward Significance.”

A quote by Aristotle taken from Debi’s post:

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working at an idea

Oh gee-“The weekend”: that time when our weakest selves can shine through. I lay down for a “little” nap after getting home and woke up two hours later. Oops, no time to paint now. I have to go to dinner. However, we did get a new exhibit installed down town this morning. There is nothing of mine which is new in today’s. Those pieces will go up next week in Gallery on the Green.

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another try

I have an idea I would like to express with the ocean and with waves and sand but clearly it will be a while before I am able to do this to my satisfaction. I want to break the picture up into sections and first I have to be able to paint a wave then abstract it and…sleeeeping all afternoon rather defeats the effort.

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sky’s are getting easier

But now with our change in time it’s off to bed as tomorrow choir rehearsal will be starting an hour earlier than before.


Angel in the dust

Magic Moments-Take Work

Darn this is hard.

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I have been told “that if you really want something; you can make it happen.” Well maybe and maybe not yet, if ever. I know what I want but I don’t have the skill to paint it. So I will share these studies with you just so you may see that I am working, not because I am satisfied with where I have gotten to.

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I do have to come up with something by the end of the week one way or another. Unfortunately I cannot take the cavalier approach of blowing this one off. The deadline is 5PM Sunday: 3 pieces matted and framed ready for hanging. The poems are already submitted and in the catalogue.

IMG_3049 (768x1024).jpgThis one may have to do bumpy horizon line and all. There are parts of it I’m happy with.


IMG_1714 - Copy (1024x751).jpgThis one also has a large version which works OK. I just haven’t got it flattend yet to photograph.

? Maybe I should present myself-rope around neck.


Angel in the dust