My latest flight of fancy is a facination with our little (and big) fine feathered friends. "Red Flirt" is part of a show titled simply "Red" at Around the Corner Gallery in Montrose, CO. Still on the red kick, I'm now working on a bright painting of a rooster with lots of red, orange and cerulean blue... what fun, vibrant colors in time for spring!
The coming days will be filled more and more with the joyful trill of returning birds as they busy themselves with finding mates, making nests and bringing a smile to us gardeners.
I hope you enjoy the following poem,
"Hope" by Emily Dickinson
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
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I have always lived along the Rocky Mountains throughout western Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. I am thrilled to still be able to live next to the San Juan Mountains on the western slope of Colorado where I have a wealth of beautiful imagery to choose from. When not painting, I spend time with my husband, 2 Jack Russells and enjoying my gardening and backyard wildlife. Creativity and fine arts has been a driving force in my life since childhood. I earned a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Colorado State University and since then have taken numerous workshops under professional artists including Jill Carver, Leah Gusterson and Mike Simpson.