Sibling Bond

“Brother and sister, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends. Joy and laughter or tears and strife, holding hands tightly as we dance through life.” – Suzie Huitt love of a brother childhood playmate, friend for life bond outweighs teasing *   *   * Best Buds ~ A safe bet that brother and sister … More Sibling Bond

Sweetness

“You can’t touch love, but you can feel the sweetness that it pours into everything.” — Anne Sullivan Macy salve of love shines forth warms atmosphere with kindness sweetness of honey *   *   * Epitome of Sweetness ~ Little Yorkie Terrier Gracie brings lots of love to the Lombardi family • Watercolor painting and “Sweetness” … More Sweetness

Moment in Time

“Time is a daunting thing; it’s inescapable. Some moments pass unobserved and others stay with us, remaining frozen, lasting a lifetime.” — Jacqueline Simon Gunn wrapped in silence motionless fragments of life frozen memories *   *   * Frozen ~ John Henry Twachman’s painting “Connecticut Shore – Winter” and motionless sailboat model set the mood of peaceful … More Moment in Time

Foothold

“Out of the crooked timber of humanity, nothing completely straight was ever made.” — Isaiah Berlin once crooked tree limbs offer foothold to climb sky shiver me timbers! *   *   * Ship’s Rigging ~ Ready to face the wind • Photo and “Foothold” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022

Open Book

“Life consists of two sides…  light and dark, joy and sorrow. Without a balance, one cannot fully experience a full and well-rounded life.” — JoAnn Ross still-life of readings accounts of joy and sorrow well-thumbed pages *   *   * Still Life with Open Bible ~ In this 1885 painting, said to symbolize the different views … More Open Book

Innocence

“The magic, the wonder, the mystery and the innocence  of a child’s heart are the seeds of creativity that will heal the world.” — Michael Jackson colors fresh and new wonder that lands in my hand world full of magic *   *   * Enchantment ~ Two-year-old Orlo is captivated by visit of such a wondrous … More Innocence

Commemorative

“I leave you my portrait  so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.” — Frida Kahlo with captured presence loved one gazes back at the world triggers memory *   *   * Personality Mirror ~ Commemorative portrait of “Uncle Jim – Boston Red Sox Fan” captures … More Commemorative

Language

“Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams.” — Paul Gauguin dreams in black and white enlivened with bright color nocturnal fables *   *   * Color Infusion ~ In the spirit of Vincent van Gogh • Sunflower filtered-photo and “Language” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Sunflower Clock Brightens Every Minute … More Language

Past Connections

“The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” — Thomas S. Monson historic pathways stones worn by sandaled footsteps vibrations of past *   *   * Juxtaposition ~ Orchids bring life to classic mural background • Photo of a Passing of Time wall painting … More Past Connections

Tribute

“America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.”  — Paul Tsongas sacrifice of all memorials tell our thanks honor and glory *   *   * Symbol of Service — People around the world recognize poppies in remembrance of those lost fighting for their country, a tradition which began during World War I … More Tribute