Friday, March 30, 2012
"A certain man was steeped in divine consolation and at the same time abandoned by all creature-comfort, He said to himself: "Ah my heart, why all this interior rejoicing?"
His heart answered: "Nothing in this world affords me joy, neither wealth, nor honor, nor friends, nor pleasure. My joy consists in the knowledge that God is so good and that this gracious good is my friend. In him I place my entire confidence."
I write this to you so that you will long for this good with great desire. Willingly join the company of Eternal Wisdom, and your difficulties will be quickly transformed into golden crowns of eternal bliss.
Do not hesitate because so few people follow the narrow way and so very many follow in th paths of self-gratification. Do not let this quench your eagerness. Keep before your eyes the devout example of the saints. they despised everything the world offered and aspired for heaven.
Now they shine in the celestial firmament like bright morning stars. Follow them. Imitate them. The world is getting old, love is getting cold, the fair roses of holy devotion are beginning to wilt. There are many more sharp thorns than white lilies.
Therefore, fair roses of the spiritiual life, remain firm; surround yourselves with thorns against the encroachments of creatures, hide yourselves from the world. Open your hearts and desires to the fresh springtime dew of the heavenly sun, so that you will understand what he desires of you." ~ Blessed Henry Suso 1366
Hidden in the coastal cliffs,
*photos~ 1.Neamt Monastery, 4.Heaven and Haven, 3.The Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas, 5.Jenny Sun Photography, 2.Ostrog Monastery Serbia Montenegro, 6.Saint Briget, 7.People Monastery
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The grey of coastal sky and whites of the sea have found their way into this painting...the newest of The Sea Series.
The Sea VI is on a larger canvas 18 x 24 and able to fill a room with more impact than the smaller ones.
the paint is still wet here
I like this one so much that I may have to keep it for Sea Cottage. If you would like to see more, I posted yesterday on Seawashed Studio while it was still wet.
I am joining in with White Wednesday at Faded Charm Cottage.
*photos~ Seawashed, Skona Hem.
Monday, March 26, 2012
The apple blossoms frothed and fell
In pools of white about her feet...
Just tiptoeing through the petals scattered by raindrops
A sign I hand-painted this morning for our front door..
Mer la Maison(french): Sea Cottage
*photos~ Seawashed, Vintage Rose Collection
**first quote~ hymn in magnificat
Sunday, March 25, 2012
A cupcake from Dore.
thank you sea friend ox
Are you ready to begin the week? Not me. I spent alot of time outdoors this weekend at the park, walking the dog, grilling organic burgers, a picnic lunch this afternoon, sipping tea, listening to rain, and just being. But all good things must come to an end. See you tomorrow.
Sea Cottage tidings,
Friday, March 23, 2012
All photos are of the Pacific Ocean off the Coast of Northern California and edited with 'boost'. I took these on one of our many camping trips at Doran Beach. Happy weekend!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Another new painting of the Seaside Abstracts 'Seashell'
'Seashell' was painted with the pink insides of a conch shell in mind.
The white and beige represent the outside of the shell and the grey for a foggy day at the beach.
This painting would compliment any beach cottage with a hint of sea pinks just like this soft rug
Now available in my etsy Seawashed
Bringing the calm pinks of the sea to your shores.
photos~ Seawashed, Coastal Living, Safavieh
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I have been painting all week...
See, when I paint, my studio does get messy!
'Sanddune' is the newest original painting of the Seaside Abstracts
It has the colors of sand, sea, foggy skies, and seaweed tossed upon the shore
'Sanddune' joins my other Seaside Abstract paintings...
I haven't listed them in my etsy because I'm not sure I can part with them. 'Seatide' was my first Seaside abstract painting and I really like the colors and movement. I will be painting a lot more of these so...
there will be more in my etsy shop eventually. I don't know if every artist is like this but I get quite attached to my paintings. Maybe it is because a piece of me is in everything I paint. I don't paint for money, I paint because I am an Artist..it is who I am and it fills me with much happiness.
I also painted another One Of A Kind Subway Art 'Lovely' for those whom are interested. All the others have sold. This is #5
Also just listed in my etsy shop Seawashed.
Bringing the calm of the sea to your shores.