Wednesday, March 16, 2011



6" x 6"
acrylic on paper

It's March, but I feel like my year is just beginning.  January started with wedding activities for our son's February wedding then our whole household suffered with the winter flu which disrupted all regular activities.  Now that spring has come forth with new growth I too, feel like I'm finally emerging into 2011.

The image above is one of twelve that makes up a collection of images and reflections inspired by Medieval Books of Hours.  The collection is titled icons of time: a visual marking of the hours which is a reminder that every hour of the day should be a time to pray. They were made last year while I was re-reading all my books addressing contemplation and meditation.  While applying what I was reading, I slowed down enough to become watchful of the time and color changes throughout my day.  That practice began a renewal process in my spirit.  These works are visual expressions combining color with the symbol of the unending circle to visually move the viewer through 24 hours and ultimately 365 days of the year.

I'm now in the process of deciding how I will present these images in a format that could be available as a publication.  A friend recommended as a tool for online publishing and I'm investigating the possibilities of making a visual journal for personal reflection and writing.  I enjoy finding new ways to share my art and make it accessible to more people.  Stay tuned to find out what and how I decide to do that.