I am thrilled (and humbled) that you are interested in joining me in my creative endeavours ~ my paintings and ponderings from the forest.
There is still a couple of feet of snow in my neck of the woods, but Spring is in the air, all waters are rushing, earth is soft with saturation and there is heat in the Sun's rays when they do peak out.
I've been back home several weeks now, after being away all winter settling Dad's estate, and I've had a lot of catching up to do with my own life, all the while feeling a bit lost, set adrift in some ways, with him being gone. Knowing I'll find my way again though, spending quality-time in the forest, and looking forward to:
April 9th at the Slocan Community Library710 Harold St, Slocan, BCat 1pm where I get to engage with you, sharing my work and my passion, at a presentation launching my book:
I'll be showing the original oil paintings that are in the book, and airing the beautiful short film that ICandyFilms of New Denver made for me to show you what I'm up to. I'll talk a bit about it too, then I'd love to answer any questions you may have, and finally I'll be there to sign copies for you.
So come on out to the library, where we can spend some virtual 'time in the forest' together.
Latest Painting News:
I have a new painting underway, of this graceful young Mountain Hemlock I've taken this photo of in the forest. I see her dreaming of swaying in a Dance of the Seven Veils of Illusion (you'll have to wait for it!).
I know, I know, enough already with the snow! but I didn't get near as much of it this Winter on Vancouver Island as you did here in the Kootenays, and really, to be honest, there can never be too much snow as far as I'm concerned, I love it so much:
Here, I'll make it up to you with a more timely, Springtime painting, from a previous year:
Thanks so much to all of you who came out to my book launch events last Fall, and to all who have purchased the book: it's an amazing feeling knowing the paintings and photos and writings, baring my soul, are out in the world, hopefully pleasing and inspiring and soothing those who open it up.
And finally, here are a couple of lovely quotes that I've come across recently:
"The most powerful image of memory is the tree . . . a giant redwood . . . memory reached back to about the fifth century . . . had lived through fourteen or fifteen centuries of time. Its great memory had unfolded all that time within the texture of its timber."
~ John O'Donohue
"Those who find beauty in all of of nature will find themselves at one with the secret of life itself."
~ L.W. Gilbert
Thanks so much for listening!
Please, if you would, forward this to any nature lovers you know who may be interested in subscribing to this newsletter (it'll come out once every month or two). Elders, house-bound, or even just city folk who can’t get out into the forest as much as they would like, may be especially happy to join me, vicariously, on my walks in the forest.