Monday, October 21, 2013

Early Artwork

Here is a drawing I did of our little darlings in 1974.  Trista is two and Jenaye is one.  Cutest little girls!!!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The White Sands, NM

I have been observing cloud formations all summer long ...longing to put some of what I have both seen and photographed on canvas.  Sorting through photos of past vacations, I came across pics of a trip to White Sands, NM in the mid 1990's.  Lynn and I (along with our son) were visiting Lynn's brother and family in Albuquerque .  We extended our trip in order to visit the Carlsbad Caverns and the White Sands.  It was a rather stormy day.......clouds moving fast and furious.  Sand blowing everywhere.  This was the second time I had been to the White Sands.  The first time was in the early 70's with my husband and his good friend Charlie Carruthers.  The three of us were there in the evening as the sun was setting....each taking our own private seat upon the dunes.  As I sat there in the stillness (no storms.....just calm), I had my first amazing spiritual experience. I truly connected with The Source at that time.  It was amazing, to say the least.  Wasn't quite the same the second time around, but I was happy to share this wonderful place with our son.  This painting is a combination of the calm and the storm.............the yin and the yang.  Balance is the key.  This is a place that will always be very near and dear to me.

If you have a bucket list, and have not visited this amazing place, I encourage you to add it to the list.  As with the Grand Canyon, neither photographs nor paintings can depict the experience of "being there".