Both of my parents were immigrants to Canada. One was from Ireland, the other was born in Scotland. My mother’s family before their disembarkation attended a church service for the prospective immigrants. During that service the above message was given. Over the past year or so it seems like we are all living in a strange land. I hope you can find prosperity, and more importantly peace as you navigate your own strange land.
On February first we started a renovation at our house. It began with a demolition of our present kitchen/dining area. Like almost all creative endeavours it began with a mess. It takes a great deal of effort to envision how this present chaos will be transformed a comfortable living space. Experience however tells me that time, effort, sweat, and creativity will win out (fingers crossed).
Today’s post is one of my “Preserve” paintings. The items preserved are gem stones. Well, actually they are glass marbles and a CBC button. Everyone has their own ideas about what gems are.
Wishing everyone a wonder-filled Christmas.
Gallery 78 in Fredericton New Brunswick has an annual show for the season called Christmas Choice. The paintings above are my contribution to the show for this year. For many, Christmas is a treasure trove of memories, and these images remind me of some special ones. I hope the Ghosts of Christmas’s Past are kind to you this season, if they’re not please be kind to yourself.
Fall is just around the corner and it’s a great time for preserves. On Prince Edward Island a great place to pick up a tasty bit of the summer’s harvest is The Prince Edward Island Preserve Company. Today’s watercolour is a painting of one of their delicious creations.
Some seasons are for preparation, for sitting and waiting, and being ready for a chance to hit the high seas.
The town’s slogan is “Montague the Beautiful” and sometimes it lives up to that lauded description.
Many of us are drawn to the water’s edge. We long for rivers, lakes, streams, and the ocean as we seek a place to refresh our souls. On a still day, the water’s calm offers up near mirror-like reflections. The brilliant sunshine on your favorite stretch of water reveals billions of shining diamonds. I hope everyone is safe and hopefully soon we’ll all be able to make it to the water’s edge.