a window onto

a window onto

i have been thinking of all my circle compositions as symbolism for a desire for unity and wholeness. and yet today, i make yet another another circle, and upon reflection, it feels more like wormhole. a window onto another dimension. i guess my mood is more erratic than i want to admit.

winter twigs tips

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love-in-a-mist

love-in-a-mist

this plant is known by two common names: devil-in-a-bush and love-in-a-mist. the yin and yang of human nature. i will always choose love, but i know that the devil spices things up.

nigella

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birds on a wire

birds on a wire

the silver gray of these leaves made me pull into a parking space next to a starbucks to pluck them. just to keep things real here. my life is not all lakeside trails and indigenous flora. this is a thorny and  invasive russian olive, and here it has outlined an argument on the limits of purity in artmaking.

russian olive leaflets

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the complementary colors of fall

the complementary colors of fall

these last bits of bright autumn orange (marigold petals) next to those mahogany colored leaves, grabbed my attention today. we are experiencing our final days of mild temps. the next snowfall we get will stay with us until march. not unlike covid i suspect. so i am basking in these late autumn colors. a reminder that colors of the same season almost always go together.

winter garden 

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filler

filler

steve asked me what i was going to say about this. i told him, i’m seeing my mom every day, who is recovering from surgery and a car accident. i love maple samaras, and this is a pretty good pattern of them, but you know. it’s a good filler. i had a long day. it’s good enough. some days are like that. hey, steve, how much art did you make today? gimme a break.

winter maple seeds

  • Felecia Babb says:

    Hang in there. Caretaking is a daunting, time consuming, soul-sucking process. Mom lived with us for a month over the summer while she recuperated from shoulder surgery. It wasn’t easy for anyone. It took me another month to recuperate.

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  • Kimbersew says:

    Indeed! and keep in mind that these maples send out thousands of samara, just hoping that one or more will be good enough/ lucky enough to carry on the legacy of the mature tree. Good enough is good enough.

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