“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


Pieces of Paintings

A tease of paintings.

Horizons & skies & parts to be painted over, but these are only the beginnings. I am unsure of that candy cane furl on the far right, inspired by a fern, and it will probably go, but for now I am looking & thinking. The thing I probably should not do at all - I should just paint over the silly thing & continue on. But first there are more canvases to be prepared, which requires little thinking & much messiness, and in between I will keep adding to these backgrounds, thinking about them - I have an idea for this show, but I am agonizing, scared no one will like anything. But I keep working & not thinking & working & thinking anyway. There is the postcard announcement to be designed, but that requires actual finished paintings, so I just keep that in the back of my head, thinking, thinking, thinking. Paper is on its way - no, not the missing order; I placed a 2nd order, which was shipped the very next day - and my head is full of chairs & trees & birds & horizons. New horizons. Old landscapes. Sitting.

But I am painting.
One step at a time.
I am scared, but I am happy.


  1. don't think about what others will or will not like. Let it come from your soul, you can't go wrong with that!
    Love love love them

  2. Of course people will like them. There's something for everyone (I particularly like the one on the right.)

    But most importantly YOU should like them above all else.


  3. these look very exciting. i love the one in the middle.

  4. I love them. All of them. Especially the far left. Funny how we all love different ones. Beautiful, beautiful.

  5. Maybe Mary's garden will be spectularly beautiful this year just for you! Meditate on your are and it will come to you. Pretend you are only making it for yourself. Will have pictures of a couple of quilts I'm almost got completed. One is for the Midland Hospice House charity walk. I am going to sell raffle tickets for a chance to win it. Quilting it next Tuesday. If I can do it , you can do it. You have so much more talent than I do. You GO GIRL!! Love you and talk to you soon!

  6. Good luck with your paintings =)

    love the ferns by the way...reminds me of the cycle of life - how it begins,ends and how it will begin again.

  7. and I am leaning to the right, I can't wait to see the finished canvases. I know people will love them.
    good :-)

  8. do not worry. they will be liked. i like the one on the right as well, without the candy cane!! keep painting.

  9. scares but excited says it all

  10. Oh, I do hope there is an online gallery for those of us who want to see the completed works, but just can't get out there for the show!
    So far, they look exquisite!

  11. You are painting such beauty. You are so full of creative beauty Debi and it overflows onto your canvases. Perfect expressions of the woman I have come to admire.


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