I have become accustomed to having fresh flowers on the desk in my studio, for several years now. Some might think they’re a waste of money, but I say they’re worth every cent.
For the cost of a couple of soda pops you can enrich your home with something God made for beauty and healing. If I had to choose between the two, I would rather have the bouquet of flowers gracing my eyes than spending my money on inexpensive foodie-treats.
The beautiful contours and colors of the florals, and their rich scent, enhances my studio and refreshes my very soul.
Sometimes I place a vase of fresh flowers on the dresser at the foot of my bed. They’re one of the first things I see when I awake. The flowers and sunshine reflected in the mirror is a glorious sight, as the sun rays dance across the petals and make prism-rainbows on the walls.
If you haven’t considered fresh florals for your home lately, I encourage you to splurge and pick up a colorful bouquet. If you've got a garden, perhaps you could harvest some fresh cuts from it and make your own. I’m confident you’ll not be disappointed with their effect.
Emerald City Vortex is an abstract acrylic on 11x14 canvas. Small clouds within a pale, blue sky provide the backdrop of a city, emerald-green and rose-coloured buildings reflect on the still water nearby.
A vortex hovers over the city, expanding in waves from its nucleus.
An opening into another realm? Perhaps it’s only the sun playing with light. You decide what you feel this dreamy painting depicts.
It reminds me there is so much more going on around us, in time and space, than we can see with our human eyes.
I have always loved cityscapes. They hold such mystery, from a single block to the downtown suburbs and into their festive or quiet, peaceful parks.
My bright, friendly coffee cup medallion measures roughly 2x2 inches and is made of durable, paper mache. It’s strung on rose-colored hemp with a slip knot, and accented with a dark-green, hand-made thread bead.
I chose this piece because of my love for 24-hour coffee shops I frequented while living in big cities like Fort Worth, Texas, Richmond, Virginia and Raleigh, North Carolina. Nearly everyone wants pie and coffee at 3 a.m. at some point in their life. Now I settle for a cup of java on my front porch in my sleepy, little village. I’ve traded traffic noises for the sound of cicadas, crickets and frogs.
Our medallions make for great bookmarks, too! Click this one to view it in the On Story Street gallery. Most come with double-sided art.
Thank you so much for the read and hope you’ve enjoyed it!
Until next time God bless you and have a wonderful month of fresh flowers and maybe even take some time to enjoy a cup of fresh coffee at some big city coffee shop. Maybe that and a slice of pie while watching the cars go by. Coffee shops are especially inspiring in rainy weather with the car lights splashing their shine on rain pelted windows.
See you next month...
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