Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Parkway bridge that goes over the James River delivers beautiful views in both directions of the Blue Ridge landscape. What an incredible natural resource surrounds us. People from all over the world visit the Blue Ridge Parkway each year. My hope is that you are not just living on the world, but living in it - in the open air, under the expanse we call sky, surrounded by undulating mountains and trees that sway in the breeze.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
After retiring from a long teaching career, I challenged myself to complete a painting a day for a year. However after completing 250 paintings, the desire to teach returned. Balancing my classes, continuing to paint professionally and enjoying grandchildren, I have been blessed with a busy and rewarding "retirement". My students, aged 7 - 75, are now showing their talents in our Spring Art Show at Rainbow Forest Baptist Church in Troutville, Va. Come and visit, The church is open weekdays and most weekends. Call church to confirm.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
I am thankful to all those who have gone before me as advocates for the preservation of wilderness areas in the U. S. The Beauty of nature always inspires me to meditate on Truth and Goodness and to capture those ethereal qualities on canvas.
"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, overcivilized people are beginning to find out that going into the wilderness is actually going home" John Muir.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
"Oh these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everthing seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God" John Muir. The light glows in blues, pinks, purples and greens as the mountains come alive in the Spring. That same Light brings life to the soul who searches for and comes alive to the Truth of Creation.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Rakes Mill Pond near the 180 mile post is a quiet spot to enjoy when traveling the Parkway. Beauty and rest and peace seem to me to go together. " Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, a quiet place to digest the peace where nature may heal and give strength to the body."