Thursday, November 27, 2008


"towards.gratitude"

Bev sampled - trees in a snowy English field. This field is also sampled in the lonely basement.

Andrea used the word "grateful" in a recent comment and that is such an extraordinary word, under used and, thus, packed with meaning.

There really is so much to be grateful for - family, friends, talents, et cetera.

I have been reaching out via this blog for about a year now - maybe a few weeks less. I am grateful that I have met so many of you, shared your art and gotten glimpses of your lives.

When I look at my art from a year ago I see that it has evolved and much has to do with the encouragement and inspiration I have gotten here. Gracias.

My best.

14 comments:

Sue O'Kieffe said...

we are all the more enriched by your reaching...for which my heart and my eyeballs are very happy...

muchos gracias, and thanks for the banana lesson

sue

The Boisterous Butterfly said...

Aaarrgghh, I made such a nice comment and it was eaten and I'll never make a comment as nice as that again. It came straight from my heart.

Bev said...

Loved seeing this.

I said to my husband 'My blog friend in New York has made a picture out of the trees on the Westwood'.

Looks like they alternate with gold leaf.

Joanne Gover Yoshida said...

I didn't even click the link to your site, and this page emerged! I was sent here to give thanks.
Thank you John, for your inspiration and encouragement and nurturing.
Ideas grow, thanks to you.

Beautiful browns and blues.
I can't help it, I see a forest of vertical gum wrappers, elegantly wrapped, receding and coming closer into the foreground.

lisasarsfield said...

You deserve every word of encouragement..you've enriched us also:)

Jean Levert Hood said...

and, John, I am grateful that I somehow found your blogs. I love those images in my inbox, your creativity is inspiring. Thank you.

Frances said...

dear heart you offer us all so much.
We are lucky to know you virtually.
This is one of my most favritest pictures, it looks like shantung drapes at first look and then it looks like beautiful stage flats. I expect to see a dancer winding out between the trees - maybe an Ondine

The Artful Eye said...

This image would make a lovely holiday card.

Wonderfully regal and wintry.

lisasarsfield said...

Get better soon:) Hope the tummy bugs leave quickly. We've just done the chickem pox gauntlet. Not good! Hope to see your creating again soon:)

John said...

Thank you, everyone, for your generous comments.

Been sicker than a dog. We still have a thawed uncooked turkey in the fridge.

Stomach flu season greetings..

Ho, ho, up-chuck.

:(

Kim said...

beautiful image John
gilded glory comes to mind and you are so right ...grateful is a really grand word :)
perhaps I can tempt you to enter this work in my online comp at TAD ...the theme is a postcard from heaven ;)

Frances said...

Are you feeling any better now?
That stomach flu has hit in France - my sister and her family are going through it now... or it's going through them.
We are keeping everything crossed that my mother hasn't caught it and brought it home with her as a pre-Christmas gift.
hah!

John said...

I am better stomach wise - went to athsma specialist today due to cough and he said my regular doctor underprescribed the dose of antibiotics needed for nasal infectiob - so now taking four horse pills per day.

Today we threw out our thawed turkey - got old and never cooked.

Felt like manure early Friday - thought I would die....

Artless lifestyle.

Be good.

Kim said...

ohh hope you are feeling better John ..
neighs and whinnies to you..
I know how it feels :D
have been taking 6 herbal horse tablets per day for the shoulder..... ;)
shame about the turkey...still better to be safe than sorry ...