Friday, July 13, 2012

Sun through the Trees

Sun through the Trees by linfrye
Sun through the Trees, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

10" x 14"
Arches 140#CP

My current state of retirement can be defined in visual terms in this painting, inspired by a fabulous view by Ruby Ferreira

See: www.flickr.com/photos/rubenitaugusto/7416181980/in/faves-...

Thank you Ruby, for the inspiration and permission to post this!!!!! Please stop by Ruby's incredible flickr site for some outstanding captures!

Views like this and the feelings they engender -so exemplify my feelings these days - these days of bright possibilities - days filled with opportunity and promise; days that are free and ripe for creating memories and moments and maybe, bits of magic. (Thank you once more, dear Ruby!!)

It's been a busy week - but fun. I spend a day with a youth gardening group talking about squash. We harvested zucchini and together made chocolate-chip, orange zucchini bread -- YUMMMMMM!!!! And to watch those children enjoy and eat bowls of veggies made my heart sing!

Then I joined the folks at the Arboretum for the daylong wine tour of wineries in Johnston County -- fun, incredibly educational (who KNEW who much chemistry and horticulture went into a bottle of wine!!!), and yes, delicious!! And then took my grands to see Spiderman! Let me be honest here, I rarely get to the movies. I saw more movies when I was staying with my friend Amy while working out of town then I saw in the last 20 years! So going to the movies was indeed somewhat novel. But oh my gracious -- what a FABULOUS movie!!! When parts of the movie got intense or scary, I would hold Emily's hand, and she and I would scream together! But brave Nick, he didn't even flinch!!! LOL Yep, a chip off the shoulder of his father!!! Such a good time!

Today, I am resting. It's been such a dashing-around week, that I haven't spent enough time at the painting table -- but today -- that's the plan!

Filing and weeding will wait - though I may take a talk or two ...

And dream about another day of sun through the trees and the promise of tomorrow.

5 comments:

Teri Casper said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lin!
Good thing you are retired......lol, or is that called semi-retired or still working a lot.

Tree Trimmer Queens said...

This is magnificent. Up for sale, I take it not?

-Carlos Hernandez

Joan T said...

Beautiful!!!

Sounds like you had one exhausting week! Enjoy the weekend!

Lorraine said...

Oh Lin this is incredibly beautiful and so well done I thought it was a photograph. Mucho BRAVOS!!!

The light is magnificent and the trees perfect in the light. WOW.

And it is such an energizing and hopeful scene -- in your case it's truly: do what you love and the money will follow. Loved your description of your days now.

Still in awe of your talent.
Hugs,
Lorraine

roller doors sydney said...

Wow. I'm speechless. I don't know what to say. Your painting blew me away. Its that good that it make me tongue tied.