Friday, February 5, 2016

Will's Trailer

It sits in the driveway gathering the bits and pieces of the discarded from the old house; it is a thing of great beauty. I have been trying to paint this color for days, maybe these photos will help.

Will's trailer 3, 2016

Will's trailer. 2016

Will's trailer 2, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Found Blue

I put the phone down the other day and as I picked it up this is what I found. One can never have too much blue.

Blue 1, 2016

Blue 2, 2016

Blue 3, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Laying Tile

The floor is prepped and David and Jean-Matthieu are laying the tiles and making the most beautiful marks with the cement on each tile before they carefully place it. Needless to say I am entranced with the process and keep taking photos of the cement.

The back of the tile with such beautiful cement lines. 2016

More beautiful cement , 2016

And even more beautiful lines. 2016

First view of the laid tile. 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Finding Level

Before they lay down the tiles David had to find out how level the floor was and used a laser beam, which they then use as a mark to measure down to the floor; needless to say I was entranced with the glowing pink line tracing itself around the room. And where they had taken off the baseboard  it looked like lines of audio files, I wondered what song they were singing.

Laser line 1, 2015

laser line 2, 2015

laser line 3, 2015

laser line 4, with what resembles an audio file, 2015

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Forgotten Love Letter

We've started the renovation of our 40 year old bathroom, actually we haven't, Will, David and Benoit are doing the work this time and this is what they uncovered yesterday, a love letter from my darling; makes my heart sing.

Uncovered love letter, August 21, 1975

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Ode Continues

While not sleeping the other night and wandering about the house I saw turquoise for the 1st time in the reflections from the refrigerator. I love this color and am always a bit surprised by how much it moves me.

Adding turquoise to bended light, 2016

Bending Light, 2016

And more bending light, 2016

Love this color, 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Deep Freeze

The balmy winter is over for the moment and the deep freeze is upon us. The snow glitters and the ice formations on some of the windows are their own world.

sunlight through the ice, 2016

A hole in time, 2016

Thursday, December 31, 2015

A Very Happy New Year To You

Thanks so much everyone for a wonder filled year, for the meeting of new friends, for joining me on the journey, for making me use spell check, which you may have noticed but have been far to polite to mention that I sometimes forget to use it, for leaving comments, for making me laugh and think, for expanding my world in ways I never dreamed of, and especially a huge thanks for providing a place for my work. So here is a toast to you all, with all best wishes for 2016, and some of my favourite words that I have written around the kitchen window....

Deep peace of the running water to you,

Deep peace of the flowing air to you,

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,

Deep peace of the shining stars to you,

Stars and moon pour their healing light on you,

Deep peace of the light of the world to you.

A Gaelic Blessing

Boat [for the New Year], oil on panel, 16 x 20 in, 2015

boat supported, oil on panel, 16 x 20 in, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Solstice

This is my favourite day of the year; I've always thought that today should be called New Years Day. Today the sun will rise here at 7.25 am and set at 4.10 pm, tomorrow the day is a minute longer and so on and so on. It really is amazing to think of us twirling through space at a speed of 1000 miles an hour and now we start to tilt back toward the sun, I love this. And as we speed about the universe I've been watching the pond freeze and thaw, frozen at the moment and reflecting glittering light. Welcome back light.

Sunrise at the pond, 2015

trees and sky reflections, 2015

glittering light on the thin ice, 2015

a beam of sunlight on the ice, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

More Wonderings

I’ve run out of my favourite charcoal and so until I can get some more I’ve been playing with the drawings on the computer. And as I was working "The Diamond Sutra” kept popping into my mind.

From Thich Nhat Hanh
Opening Gatha

How may we overcome the fear of birth and death
and arrive at the state that is as indestructible as a diamond?
What way can direct us in our practice
to sweep away our thousands of illusions?
If the awakened mind shows its compassion
and opens up for us the treasure store,
then we may bring into our lives
the wonderful diamond teachings.

And goes on to say

All conditioned phenomena
Are like a dream, an illusion, a bubble, a shadow,
Like dew or a flash of lightning;

Thus we shall perceive them.”

Dream 9az, from the charcoal drawings, digital image, 2015
Dream 8a, from the charcoal drawings, digital image, 2015

Dream 9a1, from the charcoal drawings, digital image, 2015

Dream 9abc, from the charcoal drawings, digital image, 2015