Midnight Lullaby

Midnight Lullaby

Tonight….she is black as night with just a touch of moon glow. She is a dark Jewel silhouetted against the city skyline. Earlier today, she was her usual almost shy self. An on-purpose wall flower dressed in quiet colors, she preferred an unobtrusive life filled...
The Threshold

The Threshold

She’d been dwelling in the frozen, snowy lands of winter for long ages. Had spent her days wandering through dark forests of longing and despair, alone but for the companionship of her chosen few. Each had appeared, one by one, in response to the quiet whispers...
At Rest

At Rest

This piece, titled “At Rest” was inspired by a beautiful photograph of a gorgeous girl who came into our lives for a time while she was a high school exchange student from Germany visiting our little town in North Idaho. Nika gave me the go-ahead when I...
The Catbird Seat

The Catbird Seat

Definitely a play on words and creatures! An old expression that can sometimes still be heard describing Nascar drivers or  baseball players (like a batter with three balls and no strikes on him). “The catbird seat” is an American English idiomatic phrase...
The Grieving Tree

The Grieving Tree

The gnarled tree has stood sentinel for generations, deep in the outer reaches of the Forest of Sorrows. It lives, never growing green, yet never dying  or rotting away, next to a chill, bottomless, crystal pool of water salted by tears.  The Grieving Tree can somehow...
Within

Within

Painting on the front porch during warm summer days is one of my “Most Favorite” things! This image is the result of a “just for fun” session on a hot summer day. I’d been finding little snail shells in the woods…left by birds, or...