Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
if you drive around in belgium you'll come across many small catholic chapels,
many of them dedicated to a most famous Maria.
each and every chapel with it's own inscription;
Maria (our lady) of the roses
of the dry tree
of the white branch
of the seven sorrows
of the secret garden
of the cherry tree
of the hill , etc.
to me they sound fairy-tale like and i wonder.... and think up stories, i see pictures.
a few weeks ago, sitting in the car, passing another number of chapels i was wondering
would there also be somewhere 'our lady of the owls' and in a flash the above image
was born in my mind.
i had already started painting it when dear Patrice came up with this week's theme,
well, here she is Maria (of the owls).
this Maria came also to my mind
thanks for your patience :) x
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
i was thinking ...my sunflowers look so healthy, strong,
full of life, reaching for the sun, swaying in the wind, their beauty makes me happy.
when we are in good health we are like flowers.
we offer flowers to people who are ill, flowers lift the spirit,
a lifted spirit has a positive effect on the entire body.
when we are in good health we are open,
when we are ill we live like in some kind of cocoon,
we make a strange kind of journey,
we depend on healthy people who care for us....
just some thoughts when i read about dear Ariane's theme of the week,
please have a look at her beautiful blog ,
there you'll find more reflections on health.
for you out there who are not feeling well i offer you some sunflowers,
for the ones in good health please enjoy them too
have a fine weekend