Sunday, July 25, 2010
I have fallen in love with barns. I want to draw lots of them. The shapes, the aged wood, the surrounding landscape. The challenge is great for any artist and I will look for more opportunities to to draw them.
This woman was my inspiration this week. Please know that the homeless are there. Don't treat them as if they are invisible and remember that the causes of homelessness are not a choice and that we are all just a few steps from being there too.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Still able to smile.
We walk past them every day trying to pretend that they are not there or that we do not see them. Those MEN and WOMEN holding signs asking us to acknowledge them for one brief second and to recognize that not everyone's lives are as fortunate
We can't forget that there are mothers and children out there too.
Can we even imagine how we would handle our lives if we were homeless. What kind of homeless person would we be? How would we live if we had nothing to live on? How close are we to becoming a homeless Man or Woman? A job? A paycheck? An illness? A divorce? A foreclosure?
Monday, July 12, 2010
This is a painting of a little shed near the Point Reyes Lighthouse. The water was so blue and the roof of the shed was a bright red so the contrast in color was just beautiful.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
This painting was inspired by a man I saw standing on a corner holding this sign. We need to remember that some of us are still out there struggling and becoming homeless is a reality for so many.