Monday, December 31, 2012



Always risk involved in crossing
will I like it or
hate the new?
Some of my paintings are inspired
by daily events.
This one by my daughter wading in the river with a big stick
in Yosemite Nat. Park
For the background I choose a spot
at the N. entrance of that park
at 9000 feet,  these 2 rows of trees
were breathing pure air
Once 12 tribes crossed the river Jordan
the only promise they had was
a land of milk and honey
a symbolic event for the journey
to heaven's city
as I vaguely indicated on the right top
I choose a night setting
indicating the risk and being in the dark
about what was to come once they crossed.
Once we cross into 2013,
I hope it will soon become clear
what kind of year it will be
of course, there are those unexpected surprises
I hope they'll be the good kind:)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

ESCAPE to SAFETY "Don't Look Back, Mary..."

My initial caption for this painting was "Don't Look Back, Mary."


Every year around Christmas time
I paint a small 9 x 12 inch part
of the Christmas story
to remind myself where my gift comes from.

This is the Flight to Egypt,
when Mary and Joseph heard
about the evil plan of king Herod
to kill all baby boys under 2 years old.

As new parents they must have been
so scared and worried
to bring their baby to safety.
I pray for the parents who are grieving
that they couldn't protect their child
from a crazed person.

How interesting that this year
there is an evil government
in Egypt who kills at will,
right now this title would have been
"Escape from Egypt" 

No easy answers  in a sin-filled world
we have only hope for tomorrow