Thursday, January 20, 2011

Welcome Warmth

So sorry for my pathetic lack of posts lately! I've been frantically preparing for an upcoming gallery show.

It's snowing here in Cleveland, so here's a little piece celebrating the simple joys of Winter.

Watching snow silently drift past a window's icy pane and enjoying a hot cup of tea while wrapped up warmly.
Stay cozy, my friends!

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Birthday Poem

There once was a girl who was stuck in the snow
Who wanted to visit, but just couldn't go.

It was her mom's birthday. She wished she was there.
Perhaps she could float in a balloon with hot air?

Or maybe a canoe, magic carpet, or ferry!
But, alas, she could not join the fun and be merry.

She wanted to ship out warm wishes and glee -
Something sunny and happy where she could not be.

Just what could bring cheerful bright wishes, unsaid?
So she posted some flowers of orange instead.

A bundle of sunshine, a dollop of joy,
From afar she will yell, "Happy Birthday, Ahoy!"

Mommy, I wish you great fun and good cheer,
Sending kisses and hugs just as though I was near.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Light and Shadow

The talented young artist Corey Parker passed away December 30th after a brave battle with a rare form of heart cancer.

Corey’s artwork makes this world a brighter, more beautiful place. I’m lucky enough to have one of his pieces in my home, and it’s one of those things that doesn’t fade into the background over time. It catches my eye each day and reminds me of how warm and sincere Corey was. Every time I see it, I’ll think of Corey with fondness.

Please take a moment to visit this tribute to Corey, put together by his friends and colleagues.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A New Year

Here is the birthday card I made for my dad, who is lucky/unlucky enough to have his celebration fall on New Year's Eve each year.