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March Winds “March wind is a jolly fellow; He likes to joke and play. He turns umbrellas inside out, And blows men’s hats away. He calls the pussy willows And whispers in each ear, Wake up you lazy little seeds, Don’t you know that spring is here?” ~Anonymous
Catching dinner off Lazaretto pier in Tybee Island, Georgia. If you zoom in, you’ll see that she is on crutches and talking on her cell phone.
Based on a small section of the photograph below, courtesy of my sister Sally.
Smoke plays a key part in practically every religion. The following blessing published by Nick Polizzi on the Sacred Science website, can be done while burning sage, sweetgrass, incense, or myrhh.
Oh Great Spirit,
I raise smoke to the four sacred winds and the four corners,
so that the blessings can reach
my brothers and sisters in every corner
of Great Mother Earth,
while the smoke disperses all over Father Sky,
lit by Mother Moon.
Let the smoke pass to each their blessing
and do away with all sorrows and unhappiness,
fill their homes with love,
and the light of your wisdom.
If any be sick, cure them
If they have needs, fulfill them.
Protect them from all evil.
keep them well in good health,
give them long life and wealth.
Give them all your love as they love you.
They can give testimony to your power and mercy,
and most important your love.
Oh Great Spirit,
I love you with all my heart
as I love my brothers and sisters all.
I am your servant and theirs.
I ask for only one thing –
give me strength to keep going on doing
as I do on this spirit path.
And so it is! Amen.
This gorgeous one of my sister Pam in her forties was fun to do. I emphasized her high Native American cheekbones that I wish I had inherited and almost got lost “painting” all the lovely hair. Oh for youth and having lots of hair! All five of us sisters started losing hair in our fifties. As the oldest, I barely have enough to cover my scalp!
Based on this photograph of Pam and
my Dad. You can see where she got her cheekbones!
Photo courtesy of long-time Tybee Island resident, my sister Sally Chandler. I fluffed up the clouds a little in my version.
Earlier Draft Version
From the original photo taken in 2017
To enhance the original, I emphasized contrasts in shadow and color and made the eyebrows and hair thicker!
Returning to Thunderbolt, 2020
Won honorable mention in J. Maine Gallery’s Annual H20 contest. After you click on the link above, enjoy some fabulous work as you scroll down to this painting and Into the Greater light on the right side.
Into the Greater Light, January 2021
Won honorable mention at the J. Mane Gallery’s H20 contest. Finished on January 1, 2021, as a lighter version of the darker one below. The gentle ripples in the lower right corner usher in a brighter light for 2021.
Into the Light, November 2020
symbolizes a weary world’s struggle to keep the focus on the light coming through the dark clouds of 2020.