This weekend, we spent a lot of time with Barbara Rae and her paintings of the Northwest Passage. Color, texture, collage and shadowy figures. Her influence on what I see has already begun. She takes the mood of Ornulf Opdahl and turns it into a feast of vibrant color and delicious abstraction.
But let's take a minute to dwell in the promise of spring and new beginnings with the wisdom of Irish poet John O'Donohue:
Though your destination is not yet clear
you can trust the promise of this opening;
unfurl yourself into the grace f beginning
that is at one with your life's desire
_ from "For a New Beginning" from the book To Bless the Space Between Us
Thank you to everyone for all the stories of LOVE in response to last week's Valentine blog post! Keep 'em coming! The winner will be drawn Wednesday evening and announced this Thursday.