Pause for Peace

So difficult to listen to the news these past few months whether it is national or local it’s hard. There is far more reporting on conflicts and violence then messages of peace. I know there is anger and frustration in people’s hearts right now, but I can’t be angry all day, every day. It’s not healthy to be that angry as a norm for my soul. Art helps to calm me. Not just the art that I paint but also the art works of others. Art tells the audience what is important to the artist. It is our voice when no one is listening.

Mourning doves are called birds of peace. Did you know that? In 1971 the mourning dove was named the state bird of peace in Wisconsin. When mourning doves sing their song it makes me think of my grandparents. It’s a soothing and loving sound to my ears.

So painting birds of peace is a healing action to me. While I paint I think about the world I am living in. I think about change. We need to treat each other better. We need to listen more then we talk. We need to be a better “me”. We need to want to open hearts and minds to each other in order to grow as human beings.

I want to be better. I want to do better. I want to live my values. I want to be stronger for me. I want to learn from my mistakes. I want to be a blessing in the life of others. I will learn from you and I hope you learn from me.

Have a blessed day and find your peace.

Pause for Peace
18”x36” acrylic

My Silly Bunny

Now I am painting bunnys. Guess where there is one bunny there is more.  I think there are a couple of hundred living under our deck.  Every week I see the teenage version of a bunny start strutting in the yard.   They act like they own the place. 😜

I really wish we didn’t have so many bunnies even though they are cute. 

Timid Self. 4″x4″

Silly Bunny

That is what I call my grandchildren who live in Maryland. I am missing them so much so I grabbed my paint brush and painted something that would make them say……”grandma can I have that picture-please”. Grandma always says yes.   

They are my biggest little fans. 

Silly Bunny