Monday, March 28, 2011

Leaving Raleigh

Attracting Birds: Sounds and Skies is leaving Raleigh today.  In the next couple of weeks, I will BLOG he book that accompanies the show.  Thanks to Stacey Kirby for beautifully hand-binding this artist's book. Also,  thanks to all for the support and inspiration.

Leaving Raleigh,
a ghost in the window
brushed the curtain
in the corner of my eye.

Leaving Raleigh,
I felt the breeze pass
and the windsock
in the window shuddered.

Leaving Raleigh,
turn on a light 
in a dark room.
She is on a mirror ,
then you swoon.

Leaving Raleigh,
the  little wren
in our house we spy.
Open the window
and there she flies.

Todays Flower

The Camellia flower
Was going to fall,
But it caught in the leaves.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Flowers for Japan

Japanese art and culture has been a prevalent influence in this exhibition.  My heart goes out to the people, the animals, the culture, the nature and the land.
Here are some flowers for Japan,

Hope and healing for their sorrow and struggles.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

cedar waxwings gather...

 cedar waxwings gather
 in the treetops talking , eating
 and swooping to and fro.  when do they go?

In our region from October-June
 thanks to map from Cornell Ornithology Lab:

Monday, March 7, 2011

Exhibition opens!

Thanks to all who visit!

Many special thanks to:
Karen Bethune, Curator and NC Museum of Natural Science 
David Crawford
Emily Heller
Stacey Kirby
Rosalie Horton

Birds Attracted at opening: Russell, Robert and Megan!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

 Rain Robins keep robins company
as they wait for the rain.
One work is entitled Rain Robins because I sat watching Robins in the rain on my porch in Raleigh as I painted them.  It was so rainy,  paper itself was wet and the birds were happy.  The recent lack of rain was of some concern as the robins and cedar waxwings started to gather at ephemeral street puddles. 
After days of drought, the robins gather at the last remaining puddle in the gutter in front of my house. One  can't help but worry what might lurk in the street puddles but it is all they have. They refused to gather at the bird baths. I hang Rain Robins in the studio window to greet the robins in the trees, waiting for a turn at the puddle.
I hang the Rain Robins in the studio window
The robins find them attractive and gather in the trees.