Doorway transports me back to the last time I was in this cabin. My memory sees cheerful yellow spines of National Geographics but shelves are barren now. A sun room addition brings Mt. Hayes, golden leaves and warm sunshine close. Tanana River shimmers up the valley. An artist built this homestead in 1947. He lived […]
You like art that speaks to you.
So do I.
You like art that takes you to that special place in your mind.
Am I right? You like to go to that special place because it helps you remember who you are.
I like art like that, too.
I paint each day so that I can remember who I am.
Is there a chance that you and I share a special place?
Is there a chance that you and I cherish
some of the same things?
Come inside. Take a look around.
I’ll show you with shapes and colors what I was feeling.
And I’ll tell you with words what I was thinking.
If those shapes and colors and words and thoughts remind you of you…then it was you I was painting for that day.
Thank you for being here right now.
Thank you for letting me know it spoke to you.
Thank you for letting me know I’m not alone.
Color brightens life.
Wild brushstrokes dance thick
to feed hungry walls.
Breakthrough over far side of failure riding Mondays with easel.
Imaginings grow through lens of painting.
—Jan Raven Stitt
Prince is a Kroma Bear. He journeyed all the way down to Dallas, Texas to be with his new Ravenistas. They are thrilled to have him and I am thrilled they are giving him a good home. I love Texas. Not only do I have many friends who live there but my dad was born […]
WARNING THIS IS NOT A CUTE BUNNY. He is a dangerous felon. Sure he looks cute. Poses for pictures. Wiggles his whiskers. But he maliciously stole all of my husband’s rhubarb. Ate every leaf to its nub. Be on the lookout. He is armed with sharp teeth and ruthless. (He is actually a snowshoe hare. […]