Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Paper, Scissors and somewhere there's a rock made of clay

charlene doiron reinhart
Incognito 
14" x 17"  
pencil, ink, gouache, paper cut-outs 


“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing” ~Pablo Picasso


charlene doiron reinhart


                                
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart…” ~William Wordsworth


Spent two weeks gardening, spring cleaning and watching grandchildren at the beach.  We did some tide-pooling and drawings of mermaids, whales and anemones.  We also hiked the fern canyon, took photos of wild flowers.  Evening entertainment was looking for the Big Dipper, Milky Way and Orion.  We watched the ravens tidy up their huge nest in a 90' high Bishop pine.  And on the beach, carefully skirted around the messy plover's nest.  The jack rabbits were plentiful and some wild turkeys passionately showed off their beautiful tails to seemingly uninterested she-turkeys.  In the early mornings, I longed to get back to doing my work, but knew these moments away fed my heart, too. 

4 comments:

  1. ah the raven nest, reminds me of one we had when we lived by Mt Lassen, high in a cedar or fir tree; the parents and cousins all cared for the young; at the bottom of the tree a pair of shy hairy woodpeckers would drop down gradually along the fir tree trunk to a water bowl I provided for them to take a drink, the memories you have just created will live on for you in the future and your story has reminded me of my own memories.

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    1. We have good memories of Mt. Lassen, too. We did a lot of hiking and checked out the lava tubes and mud pots. Beautiful area☺

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  2. Love your drawings/cut outs! And yes - those memories you are sharing will last a life time. And being in nature and enjoying the wildlife, gardening, searching the stars - is also teaching your grandchildren what's important about life. And bless those children who slow us down helping us to remember what's magical about life!

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    1. And bless that inner child in each of us who seeks and honors the wonder and magic found in the simple life ☺

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