Archive for 'Stories the Trees Created'

sweet fragrance

February 27th, 2009 – 11:56 pm

Before the first buds
fragrance arrives
frost blooms still, among the small stones
but sweetness nudges, burrows
making space for green
Painting information :
Trees on the Hill
watercolour | lacquer on paper
image: 6 x 6in. Matted:(white archival)13 x 10in
protected with plexiglas and taped edges
$125.00 USD (sales & shipping to US & Canada only)SOLD
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Flickers of light

February 17th, 2009 – 8:51 pm

Smoke and damp leaves
Flickers of light swirl in a last dance with dark branches
Promises slip into secret places
Painting information:

November Lights
Painting: watercolour | lacquer on paper
image: 7 x 4.75in. Matted:(white archival)13 x 10in protected with plexiglas and taped edges
$125.00 USD (sales & shipping to US & Canada only) purchase
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Crooked Path of winter

January 24th, 2009 – 10:09 am

Tree Women will guide you
They are keeping time through the dark,
holding memory safe,
under copper rocks

Crooked Path of Winter
watercolour, lacquer, konaunmo (ground shell) on paper
Painting cut apart, reassembled to give a slightly dimensional abstraction.
Image: 12 x 12 inches
private collection

Snowed in!

December 19th, 2008 – 6:08 pm

I’m in Heaven
What is it about snow?

Thomas replies: chiillinnnnggg North as well,
near your sea heart, snow kissing salty water’s edge

Snow, blue teal sky reflection of winter
much about life
and expansion of…
or mayhaps being,
just being
Now i think, for just a moment,
snow paints the landscapes dreamed,
defines margins between what?
Perhaps a kind tickle or laugh of cedar bows caressed […]

colours of life

July 14th, 2008 – 10:03 pm


can you hear the laugh and call coming from the forest?

old growth

July 5th, 2008 – 11:00 am

Ancient sentinels
watchers of the West

Mirth ~ learning to fly

May 30th, 2008 – 10:04 pm

Painting, immersed in the forest flowing out of the brush,
i became aware of laughter.

That is the best description of the the sound…
…Bird laughter
Through the open window next to my table, in a large Mesquite tree, several dozen fledglings were receiving flight lessons. Little wings were not much of a match for the mighty wind slipping […]

Faerie gate

May 19th, 2008 – 12:12 am

19 may
Namnsdag: Majken, May- light
Alrik, very powerful, soul gift

Spring Murmurs


Under the elder tree lies the faerie portal.
A passage for those who are able
to enter the out-of-time.


Full moon on Alrik seems especially fitting.

Abuzz - grand opening

February 29th, 2008 – 5:51 pm

all arrived today just as the first Apricot blossoms unfurled.
Such hard workers these
What a wonderful embrace

Tree of Life

December 4th, 2007 – 6:54 pm

Sun in the Cedar
Cedar is the Tree of Life among the Salish. The spirit of Cedar is entwined with the people. Longhouses which protected against Pacific storms, planks, bowls and fabric all came from Cedar. Tsetseka masks were carved and worn by story-tellers as part of the drama of the winter dance. Totems with […]