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

Uvalde

“It’s time to turn this pain into action, for every parent, for every citizen of this country.”  — U.S. President Joe Biden what are we doing? bearing heartbreak and outrage over and over *   *   * Flowers and prayers not enough. — Action needed! Photo and “Uvalde” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Images … More Uvalde

Perspective

“But just think how it would be if everyone else looked at things as you do – what would the world be like?” — F. Scott Fitzgerald watching together sun sets on same horizon reflections vary Mousepad with watercolor painting of sunflower, the national flower of Ukraine, speaks to the extent to which the stately … More Perspective

Sunflowers for Ukraine

“Wherever the sun goes, the sunflower will follow. Through all of the pain. And all of the sorrow.” — Londrelle one by one they rose massing energy and might solidarity power *   *   * An Invitation ~ The national flower of Ukraine, the Sunflower is a symbol of worldwide support and solidarity with the beleaguered … More Sunflowers for Ukraine

Freedom of Expression

“Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth.” — Liu Xiaobo bright orange with spines dinosaur without a doubt uninfluenced view *   *   * In the Eyes of a Child ~ “Dinosaur” painting by two-and-a-half-year-old Caelyn • “Freedom of Expression” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Freedom of Expression

Pretty Face

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” — Kahlil Gibran cosmetic beauty hides imagined shortcomings deceptive veneer *   *   * Pretty Pug Face ~ With her smooth velvety ears and facial wrinkles and beauty spots, Abby Rose is the center of attention with her longtime friend and owner, Erika. … More Pretty Face