April 30, 2017

May Day herb garden

May 1.
May Day.
My day to make May Wine.
Hopefully woodruff and mint are peeking up in the herb garden.
They'll go into the bottle with fruits and flowers to
steep and flavor the wine.
Earth gifts in a glass.
Here's to May.

Pastel, 10 x 8, $100.

April 12, 2017

April bouquet, Bohoy pastel

T.S. Eliot said, "April is the cruelest month." 
 Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.

This April has been cruel. 
Snowstorms, rainstorms and chills. 
With hope– tulips, daffodils, magnolias & more will endeavor to pop for our Passover and Easter. 

Pastel, 8x10, SOLD

April 5, 2017

Library ladies, Beverly Farms Library, Bohoy

Our Beverly Farms Library turned 100 this year. To celebrate, a group of Farms artists pooled together and individually painted scenes of the wonderful institution. My painting was based on my memory of myself as a young girl [older than the one pictured] discovering the library and all the books that I could check out for free! I went from shelf to shelf finding one story to the next that piqued my interest. Marie Antoinette, Anna Pavlova...
My exuberance overshadowed the fact that you could only check out 3 books– let alone read all of the books that I had accumulated. 
The library still evokes that same excitement when I discover a book of interest among the stacks.  

[Pictured here: the library checkout desk and smiling Librarian Kate.]

Pastel, 10x8, SOLD, Massachusetts