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

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

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

Cold Weather

“I’m not into cold weather, I like warm weather.” — Amos Lee snow suit and mittens meant to keep out cold and ice not working today *   *   * All Bundled Up ~ Caelyn, not a lover of cold and ice! • Watercolor painting and “Cold Weather” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Warm … More Cold Weather

Couch Potato

“Remember, what does ‘retirement’ mean? It doesn’t mean that you’re a couch potato. Leisure is not the same thing as rest.” — Robert Fogel just loafing around bliss exemplification not accomplishment *   *   * Laziness Exemplified ~ Ziva prefers couch to rest • “Couch Potato” haiku poem and watercolor Ziva portrait by Mary O’Connor © … More Couch Potato

Big Nose

“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” ― George Orwell jumbo-sized nose banner of expansive soul de Bergerac clone *   *   * Beak of a Nose – Pelican’s nasal openings are sealed off and hidden beneath its horny beak. • Brown Pelican photo and “Big Nose” haiku poem by … More Big Nose