An inspiring human being… I can hardly believe she’s 80 years young! Rainbow Buddhas, watercolor+watercolor pencil by las “All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.” Grant Wood ©2007-2016 by L’Adelaide-CountryWomanPaints. All rights reserved.
Who doesn’t love sunflowers? Is it a love born in our youth as we pondered their giant presence looming over a backyard fence or as we dug those buried seed pods out of bed… They are one of the best of summer yet perhaps old-fashioned to some who don’t remember sun bonnets or rope swings …
Enjoy Nutella, listen and be still…
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What …
When you seek love with all your heart, you shall find its echoes.. in the universe.~ Rumi
I retreat from life’s noise.
The senseless cacophony.
Fraying nerves, vibrating a stiffened spine.
Seraphine Louis (1864-1942) or “Seraphine de Senlis” was an artist during a time when women, especially impoverished women, never became “serious” artists. She was compelled to create soaring, lush paintings, some over two meters high. She painted at night and in secret, making paint with diverse ingredients like flowers, blood and candle wax. Much about her process she never divulged. She was illiterate and, in her later years, committed to an insane asylum, where she died.