Thursday, November 26, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Be Grateful & Keep Looking Up!

This week of Thanksgiving we celebrate here in America all those things we have to be grateful for. Take the time to pause and reflect on all those little things we often take for granted that come to us with no effort on our part.

Sometimes life provides life.

As this year is rapidly drawing to a close, think back to how you started. The dreams, the goals, is anything left unfinished? Did you get off track? What can you do now to refocus to move closer to your dreams?

Start by remembering what you are truly grateful for, especially those things right in front of us that we do take for granted.

(Photograph of an aspen tree in full fall colors - November 2009)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A peacful slumber

A pen and pencil drawing of a sleeping puppy in a santa hat.

Hoping to capture the simplicity of the moment, when dreams are real and the troubles of this world fade away.

Simple outlines of the shape capture the subject and the black and white allow the viewer to recreate in color within their own minds. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Confusion’s Reign

An invisible storm swirls about me,

as I cry out for your mercy.

The winds cleave the words from me,

amidst the streaming tears of pain.

Mixed with the ceaseless pouring rains,

my tattered heart begs for grace.

The roar of thunder drowns out my cries,

I fall dumbstruck to my knees.

The blackness surrounds me from within,

a single light pierces through.

Casting shadows in the deep and dark,

a path down into the confusion.

Towards the dreams of dawns first light,

clinging to visions of hope and love.

-Maleko ©2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

We 3 Christmas Trees!

A pastel and pencil drawing of three simple Christmas trees at sunrise. Simplifying the shapes to allow the intensity of color to come through and creating the emotions that make us stop and just stare.

To often we do not have enough of these moments in life as we get so caught up in all the details and the complexities of life overwhelm us.

"Life is frittered away by detail;
simplify, simplify, simplify."
-Henry David Thoureau

Monday, November 9, 2009

Traveling through the fall colors of 2009

A picture from the road
leading to our home.
With winter's cold and dark quickly
approaching, a gentle reminder of the
seasons inevitable changes.

The color and beauty reminds me everyday of God's faithfulness and the many simple things that come our way with no intention nor effort on our part.

Open you eyes and behold the joys
that surround you every day.

Let Grace be Unveiled!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dueling Images?

Pastel pencil drawing of a cat and the negative image from Paint Shop Pro!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A last look back - Halloween Memories 2009!

Two pictures to remember Halloween 2009!
Forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas!