“The Nut Gatherers” by William-Adolphe Bouguereau ECHO Echoes calling “hello, dear other!” Calling to you, my sister, my brother: “How are you? ‘Hope all’s well! O’er the seas and o’er the dell!” Echoes calling, Calling to you, “Hello, my friend!” Old or new. Echoes Calling Hello, dear Other! Echoes Calling… Continue reading Echo
“Winter” by Grandma Moses (found in WikiArt.com) FADED (For when you’re glum) Faded flowers on the breeze, Apples dropped from ancient trees, Dried up, broken, fallen leaves Enter earth’s fertile soil for spring’s birthing toil; December dreams of things to come. ~MerryLark 2016.11.30 My take on The Daily Post’s one-word prompt: Faded.
Cultivate love, creating life anew Uniquely yours: past, present and future too. Live the values of your true heart, Teaching others to do their part. Understand each has immeasurable worth; Respect the variety all over the earth. Embracing love, cultivate new birth. “Advent on my mind” by MerryLark, 2016.11.29 [This is my response to The… Continue reading Culture
“Adoration of the Shepherds” by Gerard van Honthorst (1622) found in Wikipedia My response for today’s one-word prompt (Vigor): Vigorously she Is giving thee Grace unto grace “Oh let us see the Face, Redeemer’s Blessed Face!” (“Shepherd’s to the Virgin birthing Christ” by MerryLark 2016.11.28)
Taking that first step The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.zeuslab.jesus When I look at this painting, what I see is Peter on the brink of deciding to trust Christ ( or not!) And I imagine what fear he might have had and yet the great compelling attraction to Christ and fully-awakened desire… Continue reading Grace- filled Courage
Man, I love Rothko’s work! All of it! But especially the big fields of color, and most especially when there’s only one or two colors with varying hues, gradations, etc. Above is “Untitled, 1968”. Below is Mark Rothko in his studio. I found these on WikiArt.
Paul Klee is one of my favorite artists. Here are a couple of great articles about his life and his work. The first is from the Guggenheim. (Just the first paragraph is below; click on the link above for the full article.) Paul Klee B. 1879, MÜNCHENBUCHSEE, SWITZERLAND; D. 1940, MURALTO-LOCARNO, SWITZERLAND Paul Klee was… Continue reading Senecio and Yellow Birds by Klee