Sunday, August 19, 2007

The beauty and mystery of nature in art......

the woods are a tranquil, beautiful space on this earth where voices of history and lovely, mysterious creatures
walk about and talk and listen
with ancient ears and hearts.....
here our child can swing upon the clouds that have drifted away from the icebergs of sadness.....the child within us can walk to the place of gardens and beauty and find the hidden smile inside.
listen and dance and find the joy in your heart again.
it is there.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Time goes too fast......

We are still in Utah, working. It is so hot here; it's just unbelieveable that a place can be so hot. I think I would rather deal with cold weather than all this scorching heat. But eventually, it's bound to get cooler.
We are still working at the state capital, doing painting. Some days are very difficult; others are tolerable and sometimes even fun, especially talking with our co-workers.
We haven't had very much time to work on our art lately, though and really miss that. Need to take some time to create some beautiful things. I hope you are having time to do creative things that inspire you and make you feel happy. It's so important to use your talents.
More soon....take care.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Painting and perseverence.......children and fairies!

Hello everyone,
It has been so long since I've posted anything. My husband Mike and I moved about a month ago from Califoria to Utah and eventually found jobs working together as decorative painters at the Utah State Capitol. We've been working there for about three weeks and it is very hard work. The first week was so unbelieveably difficult for me (and for Mike, too). We have to climb up and down ladders and scaffolding constantly, kneel and sit on the floor to paint the lower parts of the walls, work in a hot and dusty area and just plain work hard! By the end of the day, we are so exhausted. About a week and a half ago, I started having problems with my shoulder. I probably pulled a muscle or something, but it is so painful and has just not stopped hurting. Then last Friday, I pulled a muscle in my back and have been in terrible pain with that. I can't believe all of these things are happening. I have been trying to get well, but it is really painful trying to get through this.
We rented a very nice condominium here near Salt Lake City and are enjoying that, though. It is very comfortable and nice for us to come home to. The weather here is so hot. It is unbearable. But the last few days, it has been stormy and overcast and we even had some rain, so we were so grateful for that!!!
I hope all of you are doing well and having a good summer, what is left of it. I will try to post more things now that we are more settled.
Here are a few pictures I found on the internet that you might enjoy. Take care!