This still life symbolizes a blend of summer which encapsulates memories of both my parents. My Dad awakened tastes for ripened summer fruit and corn is paired with my Mom's penchant for equally colourful and fragrant roadside flowers.
The card "Keep Smilin" was pinned to a cork board in his basement "Inner Sanctum" retreat. It is now tacked to my own cork board facing this computer space where I retreat to to think and write.
In 2015 we were blessed to share this festive weekend with Joan and Allison here in Rockport.We were optimistic as Allie passed the halfway marker in her chemotherapy that she would emerge healthy and victorious over this dreaded cancer that threatened her life.
August is once again ... on my mind. But in a whole new fashion. Allie has joined Mom and Dad. Who could have believed????....
But today my memories of her are added to theirs. All I can do is continue to believe in her miracle... and to serve them with Faith and Courage. I paint... I feel and I dig deeply to continue my journey for each of them.
Happy Birthday Mom and Dad
God bless the three of you! I love each of you forever.
Till we meet again...
"God's Green Acres" - oil on canvas 10x14 inches