Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I woke up this morning to see snow flurries out my window. That really makes it feel like the holidays are here.

Yesterday I finished painting the birds that I started for Open Studios in Houston. It was so nice sitting down and painting. I began listening to a book called The Pillars of the Earth a historical fiction about cathedral building in the middle ages. (I have the audio version from

(from Publishers Weekly) Set in 12th-century England, the narrative concerns the building of a cathedral in the fictional town of Kingsbridge. The ambitions of three men merge, conflict and collide through four decades during which social and political upheaval and the internal politics of the church affect the progress of the cathedral and the fortunes of the protagonists.

The story is so interesting to listen to I decided to keep painting and painted this little piece. I don't know why I always seem to be painting images that do not relate to my present time and location.


  1. Anonymous1:53 PM

    Hey, nice dandelion!

  2. Pretty paintings.

    Pillars of Earth is a really good story. I read it about 5 years ago. Very interesting finding out how they built those gorgeous cathedrals. The author has a new book out that also looks good.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Hi, my name is Marie Goodwin. I am the editor of a small, just starting-up unschooling magazine. I'm interested in publishing photos of your kids' creative endeavors.

    I tried emailing you through Blogger, but was unsuccessful. Would you email me back at so we can chat further about it?

    Marie Goodwin

  4. If you're like me, you probably like the idea of escaping to a different world, or time and place. Sometimes I feel like we artists are like Harold and the Purple Crayon.

    Hey, I've had (what I call) some breakthroughs recently on drawing and painting and multimedia. So I'm excited to get back to the studio after this holiday weekend is over and get Back To Work! Hope you had a good one too!!

  5. I loved Harold and the Purple crayon!


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