Sunflower Gloriana

I love late summer, because the prairie land is blanketed with sunflowers. They grow wild here in great bunches on thick green stalks. Before the wind changes to the north, nature provides us this one last show of glorious color to remind us of her goodness. My rendition has undulating stone texture, deep layers of […]

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Great Full Moon

The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, a brightly lit orb to illuminate the field. Nature’s gift to help us be industrious to gather in our work before a season of rests sets in. It is one of my favorite moons, an orange lantern ascending from the Eastern sky. My […]

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The Blue Flower

Blue flowers are unique and rare, symbolizing a journey to discover ourselves. A longing to find our place in the world and find beauty in all things. My rendition has undulating stone texture with rust, rainwater, acrylic, oil stick and sea salt. It is smudged with cleansing wild sage. May it inspire peaceful meditation on […]

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Moonrise over the Bones of the Earth

Moonrise over the Bones of the Earth invites you to wander timeless stones and bathe in solace-giving winds. It’s inspired by the vast limestone deposits of Kansas, evidence of an ancient ocean long gone. May it nudge you toward a place deeply rooted in age and wisdom. Features a spiral moonrise of stone hearkening to […]

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Happy Like a Zinnia

Zinnias are flowers of endurance. I like their style, bright and joyful in the face of searing summer heat. Because not much stops a zinnia, they were my flower of choice in my childhood gardening days. I couldn’t wait to see what colors the flower packets produced. This painting is a homage to simple pleasures. […]

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Blue Moon

Growing up on the Kansas prairie strongly influenced my love of nature. Here it is so dark that the moon takes center stage amid a canopy of stars, inspiring wishes in the hushed silence. It inspired a new series of minimal moons featuring an orb of heavy stone on canvas molded with organic grain to […]

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Anchorite Crosses

In the ancient faith, an anchoress retired from the world to lead a prayer-focused life. She took a vow of place, promising to dwell alone in a cell of solitude and prayer. Anchoress Julian of Norwich was such as person. She received visions that even in tribulation, all shall be well, all shall be well, […]

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All Things are Mended

Then I discovered the prairie, and a slow healing began.  Stephen R. Jones, The Last Prairie For a short while before the heated winds arrive, the prairie greens up. In the eastern part of Kansas, the spring land is managed by burning the pasture to sweep away old growth and strengthen the root system. A […]

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O’Life Prosper Me

“Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the world; but here the earth was the floor of the sky.” American author, Willa Cather That’s how I think of the American Prairie, a great underpinning to the firmament. The land here is a deep plain of inky soil from which life springs and prospers. I painted […]

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