Afternoon Refreshment

Afternoon Refreshment

Quiet conversation, a sip of wine And you, my dear.

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Stealing time

Stealing time

Always stealing time, yet there is no such thing.

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Beautiful Vancouver

Beautiful Vancouver

There are so many beautiful cities and Vancouver is one of the best.

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Falling

Falling

Storybooks and art lure me into a nether land where I lose my grasp on time.

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In the flow...

In the flow...

Flowing with life Each day Passes With ease

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Cityscapes 003

Cityscapes 003

At dusk, the lights come on but it is often easier to see in total darkness than during gray twilight.

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Last of the Mermaids

Last of the Mermaids

We grow up. Although the gist may be true, we become of aware of the meaning of myths.

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Sun

Sun

How glorious are Inner spaces.

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Some things matter....

Some things matter....

Some things pertain to LIFE!

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The baby goldfish

The baby goldfish

Sea series

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Old fears no longer upset me

Old fears no longer upset me

Tears, old fears No longer hold me captive.

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The Lily, the thistle and the rose

The Lily, the thistle and the rose

England, Scotland, and France Memories of my youth Transplanted Across the seas

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The Garden

The Garden

I'm often seeking quiet spaces Where lingering traces of the day Disappear

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Rising

Rising

Rising above the fray In the middle of the night, When stray nuances appear Illumed by inner sight, But meanings can't be grasped In the early morning light. EB

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The laneway

The laneway

A small creation. This reminds me of the delight of Old Montreal with its laneways of artists.

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You never know what is going to come floating into harbor.

You never know what is going to come floating into harbor.

When I lived on my boat, you just never knew what was going to come floating in but everyone was friendly and helpful like this little guy in the bottom left of the art piece.

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The shop

The shop

Castles have a sentry, little shops often have a little cat to keep watch.

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Herons in a boat

Herons in a boat

Everyone needs a breather now and then.

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The Memories

The Memories

Memories of yesterday Live only in the mind.

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A Simple Cityscape

A Simple Cityscape

In Portugal, we sat on a similar street for dinner. At the end of the lane was the sea. When the tide came in, everyone picked up their table and chairs and walked further up the street with them to keep from getting soaked. Such fond memories!

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Stay or Go

Stay or Go

We often find ourselves at a crossroads. Only following our heart will do.

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Cityscapes 002

Cityscapes 002

A quiet street in Europe, memories of shopping and discovering anew.

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Nathan

Nathan

Beautiful boy by the bridge on a dark night

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Hi Key Alert

Hi Key Alert

This is a step taken with caution.

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The messages

The messages

Thoughts, words, messages Rising within Outer rim Flittingly connected

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Carnivale

Carnivale

Anything goes during Carnivale. I deliberately wanted to portray this in a grungy, slightly messy, dirty manner with people seemingly half human.

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Catching a frog!

Catching a frog!

Back in the 70's, we used to take part in camp frog races. Although the biggest often did not win. It is the one we tended to go after. Rules were strict. Once caught we could not play or hurt our frog in any way and immediately after the race, they carefully watched as all went back into the wa...

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Think again...

Think again...

Some days it seems we are all alone in the wilderness.

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Away

Away

Something more - what we all yearn for - something, something more.

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A quiet evening in the garden

A quiet evening in the garden

I have been watching lots of period movies lately and was attempting an old world look with mystery.

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Eyes

Eyes

An eye takes in flashes, flashes of light, A story is formed, Reality takes flight, As the pictures that appear, Our Imagination did write. .....Elizabeth Berry

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The Castle

The Castle

As children, we often climbed the castle walls, scraped our knees and joyfully played here.

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Let me kiss you in the early morning light.

Let me kiss you in the early morning light.

Let me kiss you In the early morning light. Let me remind you, Let me recite Again, and again, my love, my delight In you.

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Drawn to the light

Drawn to the light

Out of the darkness Into the light. The fox watches carefully While butterflies, Dance with delight.

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The breeze

The breeze

Synchronicity or chance Often we don't know

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Don't Worry Kiddo, I've got your back!

Don't Worry Kiddo, I've got your back!

We all need that certain someone.

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So Sorry

So Sorry

I've been told some animals evolve by their proximity to humans they live with. This church cat obviously knows remorse. : ) Good thing for the mouse his sometimes friend.

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Whispered in my ear...

Whispered in my ear...

We can feel cold like stone only to awaken when a particular message reaches our inner ear.

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Spinning out of control

Spinning out of control

Round and round we go Spinning, spinning Out of control A deep breath A calming touch Is such A blessing

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Prayers, Always Prayers

Prayers, Always Prayers

Meditation as prayer is seen throughout the ages.

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Enjoying the warm breeze

Enjoying the warm breeze

Reality is fluid, So I open my eyes And see the pure magic Of the moment. /EB

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Lighting the signals

Lighting the signals

This started out as a candle that became a lantern.... that became a warning that summoned Monks into action. A little light goes a long way.

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Secret Protection

Secret Protection

I've learned, that the storm from without, Doesn't need to distub, The Stillness within.

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Mysterious universe

Mysterious universe

Black holes, worm holes, flashes in the night, Cause us to stare. In the stare, find delight. Yet even quantum physics, With conflicting theories, can't tell, About the vast, vast universe, Where mysteries still dwell. ...Elizabeth Berry

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Derek's Cardinal

Derek's Cardinal

On a branch in February, He sat in the cold. Where Derek arrived, Camera in hold.

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How we feel today

How we feel today

Today I had two paintings accepted in a Fine Arts Magazine. Yay! This is how I am feeling.

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Forever reaching for the stars

Forever reaching for the stars

In whatever we do We are always reaching Reaching For that something more

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Another day in the woods

Another day in the woods

The forest holds knowledge that's only revealed, to those who grow in its presence To those who will yield, To its ways.

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Coming home

Coming home

Conditions do vary, And often I'm wary. Yet my inner compass Always points "Home".

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Girl with violin

Girl with violin

Her music still rings in my ears, Why do some things past, Last, Yet not others? Equally cast, Or so it seems.

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Escape the voices

Escape the voices

Outer voices, some soft, some stern, All clamour for attention, Yet the truth that I yearn, Comes from within.

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And in the Hollywood Pond...Derek's "Ernestine"

And in the Hollywood Pond...Derek's "Ernestine"

Every now and then, a little glamour does us good.

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Morning ride

Morning ride

In the midst of the early morn, A little bird sang a song, Joyfully singing "We belong, we belong!"

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A Simple Break

A Simple Break

Remember, always remember To re-member, your Soul.

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Power to create

Power to create

We can create so much with our words, not 'just' words WORDS! Can't you see? Can't you hear?

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It's a bird, it's a ....

It's a bird, it's a ....

We see according to who we are, Reality, What is that?

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The Fire Fighter

The Fire Fighter

For a few It's a job. For the many, It's a more that reaches out so wide, So far, That it pulls us all in With a love, with an instinct, Only partially understood.

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A day at the beach

A day at the beach

Everyone, everyone, Come to the shore, Find your treasures, Treasures to explore When ego recedes For an hour or more. ..EB

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Looking Through

Looking Through

A simple sketch Can reveal, The parts of self I do conceal. EB

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The Kingfisher

The Kingfisher

A glittery kind is he Surveying all to see, Beauty, Beyond mere gold.

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Hope

Hope

We don't need gurus or to always keep our eyes on that ball, For All Is within Yes within, us All. EB

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Angel

Angel

We hear sacred messages, When totally still, In our inner Sacred Places.

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Boat on the River Q

Boat on the River Q

Boat on the River Q, Me and you, Finding our way.

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One

One

One? Yet we seemingly walk, Paths Unknown, Looking for Home, Looking for One.

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Butterfly on a burr on a joyful day

Butterfly on a burr on a joyful day

Butterfly on a burr, On a truly joyful day, As I watch it swirl, As I watch it play. EB

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Michele's Angel

Michele's Angel

So angels are better left unprovoked So protective are they can be.

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A quiet evening in the garden

A quiet evening in the garden

Blissful moments, My inner glow is revealed, In moments like this, In moments of bliss When the earth stands still.

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All alone

All alone

All alone, Yet not afraid.

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Lion at the door

Lion at the door

A lion at the door, How can that be? I see through your disguise, So artfully, handcrafted, I clearly see your face, In spite, Of how... you've acted.

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When things get tough

When things get tough

When things get tough, head for higher ground.

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Happy Happy Fish

Happy Happy Fish

To all the fish I never caught may you ever be happy carefreee fish.

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Bringing back Spring!

Bringing back Spring!

The seed holds the key But few plant it. Yet, If they plant They feed the soul.

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Celebrate!

Celebrate!

This is how I feel when company comes to visit, then sometimes when company finally leaves!

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Pelli - Our favorite wild friend

Pelli - Our favorite wild friend

Love meeting the neighbors.

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Secrets

Secrets

Dreams, symbols, images Flash in the dark. Mind's art, At its foremost. EB

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When they don't call

When they don't call

When they don't call, It's not all About you.

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Life...a new beginning

Life...a new beginning

Life takes wings Again and again. Birthing new visions, Absorbing the remains, Of what was To what is, Again and again.

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Time transcended in space

Time transcended in space

Through a telescope we can transcend time and see the past. It seems magical.

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Hummingbird Moths

Hummingbird Moths

In the garden I found Myself totally lost, In the flitter and dance, Of a Hummingbird moth.

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Surrounded by life

Surrounded by life

Life, a vital, cherished component of the cycle, an expansion, a quickening...life is all around us.

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For the times we feel only half human

For the times we feel only half human

There are times we feel only half human, half doll like, half broken...

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Castles in the air

Castles in the air

My childhood was often magical, Chasing castles in the air, Chasing rainbows multicolored Chasing joys...never rare.

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Well Hello

Well Hello

Fero, my cat, Wheres a glittering mask Or perhaps, I'm looking through my shadow.

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Fire and Intellect

Fire and Intellect

As a girl I would doodle circle after circle sometimes, not always creating something from the circle. Jung taught me this is the mind analyzing in a deeper level than mere mental chatter. Fire likewise symbolizes among many other things, the intellect, discernment, power. A messenger (angel) here...

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Knights and Flying Horses

Knights and Flying Horses

My knights and my Pegasus Did not drift away, They fashioned within me A hold and a sway, That led to tomorrows To fill in the gaps To fashion a story That wavers and laps In my mind.

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Robin

Robin

Robins arrived early this year, much too early but this little fellow found some fruit for dinner. We live in a world of many creatures. Sometimes they need support and helping starts with one person and spreads.

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Kitchen Art

Kitchen Art

This was created as part of my kitchen art project. They always look at you with big begging eyes as if to say, "It's just a little piece".

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Head in the clouds, lost in thought

Head in the clouds, lost in thought

We sometimes sit and stare in space and in the stare, we often find our answers.

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Meanwhile at the palace

Meanwhile at the palace

Meanwhile at the palace, romance is in the air.

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Lady and her flowers

Lady and her flowers

Flowers sweetly given are about more than flowers. She lingers with memories, Of half-forgotten hours. ....Elizabeth Berry

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Michele's favorite pelican

Michele's favorite pelican

This pelican is coming to say goodnight, see you Michele in the morning.

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Asleep

Asleep

This is a bit of whimsy on a darkish night.

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Caught in the web

Caught in the web

We are caught in the web, only a special creature partakes of life without being snared.

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Oriental Moon

Oriental Moon

Peaceful - Serene Feelings late in the day

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You have lost and I have now broken free

You have lost and I have now broken free

We are all bound at least in small ways until we find a way to break free.

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The Poet Muscian

The Poet Muscian

Derek Dafoe's photo of this rare species of flamingo inspired me. This reminded me the late beloved poet-musician Leonard Cohen and this is my artist's tribute.

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The healing universe

The healing universe

This was inspired by one of my childhood dreams, floating in space, fantasy all round.

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Say again - Who did you say you are?

Say again - Who did you say you are?

Childhood fantasies of strange yet friendly creatures...

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Baby Harry

Baby Harry

There is something about this cub's face that reminds me of Prince Harry.

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Prince Fero visits Paris

Prince Fero visits Paris

Prince Fero visits Paris

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Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Stonehenge at night

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The Awakening

The Awakening

For years we go on and then in the twinkling of an eye, we see the unforeseen.

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Romantic Evenings

Romantic Evenings

Remembering so many beautiful evenings by the piano.

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Life

Life

Life so precious.

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Ready to take off and fly

Ready to take off and fly

Owls are symbols of wisdom. When wisdom comes it's time to take off and fly with it.

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Longing for Earth

Longing for Earth

Home is always in our hearts. The girl in this image is longing for earth, her home.

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Mermaid takes a peak

Mermaid takes a peak

My love of water is the inspiration and grandchildren who swim like fish.

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World under the sea

World under the sea

A place only a few get to visit A world away Yet so near

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I'll protect you from the wave little cow...

I'll protect you from the wave little cow...

Children and their magical thinking...what wonder, what joy!

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Looking up

Looking up

When ever there is rain in my life, I've taught myself to look up.

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Heron - Fishing at night.

Heron - Fishing at night.

Inspired by my walks along the shore and then this little guy arrived.

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With the help of a hawk..

With the help of a hawk..

With the help of a hawk, the children with their stuff animals make their way home through the glass tunnel.

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Dancing with delight on candles

Dancing with delight on candles

Life is movement...let us dance!

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MOST DAYS I FEEL LIKE DANCING.....

MOST DAYS I FEEL LIKE DANCING.....

My daughter spotted this bird on Fort Myers Beach while on vacation. What a happy little fellow!

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Laughing Swans

Laughing Swans

Laughing swans as she tries to emulate them..

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Always reaching for the light

Always reaching for the light

A dandelion is only a weed if you don't look close enough at its beauty.

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Dragonfly

Dragonfly

This little guy is way too smart to get caught but is checking things out.

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City below

City below

Inspiration from my childhood, angels watching over us.

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A man with his cat

A man with his cat

A reflection - Life has many twists and turns.

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What if

What if

Staying in the now - What if....we didn't let go? What if...we didn't go beyond barriers? What if....we never found the new path we travel on? What if....we don't keep going?

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Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

I've never feared the forest and the wolves sometimes seen never bothered any of us over the years. Perhaps they accepted us as part of the area or perhaps we just accepted them and there was harmony.

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Kingfisher and patience

Kingfisher and patience

I used to love to watch these little birds wait so patiently before they ever so quickly dived into the creek beside our home. Kingfisher birds are one of my favorites.

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Learning to swim

Learning to swim

Love watching the turtles out my back window

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Arie's kitty in the window

Arie's kitty in the window

This is a tribute to my very good friend and artist Arie Kloosterboer.

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Journey into mind

Journey into mind

The hero's journey into self.

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Parrot Hiding

Parrot Hiding

Parrots can hide in plain site accusing us of not noticing or looking close enough.

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Looking towards the future.

Looking towards the future.

The past is gone, it's only an image of a memory. Now we live And in the now, We anticipate the future that never really comes.

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Looking

Looking

Yes, I'll be looking at the moon but seeing you.

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Behind the mask

Behind the mask

Inspired by Carnivale

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Universe Within

Universe Within

A hologram - spark of the universe.

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Swimming along in the stream

Swimming along in the stream

Fancy fish enjoying a swim in the stream.

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Make your own kind of music...

Make your own kind of music...

Memories of Mama Cass...Make your own kind of music. Sing your own special song. Make your own kind of music even if nobody else sings along!

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Compassion

Compassion

The phrase all creatures great and small comes to mind with this project.

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Bat in the woods..beware...

Bat in the woods..beware...

Halloween and masquerade events along with a surprise for my granddaughter inspired this work.

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Fero - Abyssinian

Fero - Abyssinian

Gentle, active and very loving are abyssinian kitties. They are smart like siamese cats but quiet. This is Fero, our second Aby.

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Dancing with balloons

Dancing with balloons

Love of nature, night skies and dancing was the inspiration for this composite.

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Peeking in on you...

Peeking in on you...

Everyone likes to dress up. She is just peeking in on you.

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Which way to go

Which way to go

Thoughtful moments on the beach, woman is looking within for direction.

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Raccoon reflecting in nature pond

Raccoon reflecting in nature pond

I love nature but there is a double meaning here. The raccoon is looking at his reflection for sure but the metaphor is looking within and seeing ourselves.

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After the party

After the party

Inspiration for this was Carnivale

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Pelican by the water

Pelican by the water

Saw this pelican near Sanibel Island, Florida but it took a few years to paint him.

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