Sunday, August 31, 2008
"Earth Angels"...a vibrantly spiritual series depicting angelic figures.
These are my visions of the miraculous beings who touch our lives where heaven and earth meet.
We actually know nothing of angels except that we are sometimes given brief, fleeting glimpses of their presence in our hearts.
What do angels look like...?
I imagine angels are much the way Sophy Burnham describes them in A Book of Angels. "Angels are remarkable for their warmth and light and all who see them speak in awe of their iridescent and refulgent light of brilliant colors, or else of the unbearable whiteness of their being." One is flooded with laughter and happiness in their presence.
What do angels do...? Over the ages people have referred to angels as messengers of God who rescue, give aid, and bless us with calm and serenity. They warn, guide, teach, and answer our prayers giving us hope. Perhaps the calm and peaceful serenity that generously descends over us on occasion is the presence of an angel. A spontaneous and complete hush that comes over a crowded room has often been referred to as an angel passing through.
Granted, not everyone believes in angels. Some believe angels come to everyone, and others believe only a chosen few are visited by angels. Perhaps the real question is who will recognize them when they come?
"My hope is that "Earth Angels" will speak to you in a way that is meaningful bringing a peace to your heart that no one can take away." - j Loverin
Saturday, May 17, 2008
May in the Hondo Valley the week of May 12-16 was cool, rainy, and lusciously green. I enjoyed a fabulous week painting with my colleagues from High Desert Painters, Jana Van Wyk and Ann Templeton. We painted at Ann's studio in the Hondo Valley...a serene setting in the valley on the river where everyday life seems to move at a desirably, slower pace.
The week's rains have produced spring greens that are very specific to this time of year, the water is much welcomed by the thirsty land, and streams,...and by all of us who have endured a lengthy dry spell...green is a very nice color indeed!