Friday, February 24, 2017

Morning Rays


Happy Paint Party Friday everyone...


as always I am so happy to be a member of Paint Party Friday...thank you Eva and Kristin, so much for starting this wonderful group of talented artists~

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lone Gull


winged feathers fly
graceful, peaceful away from
waters calm, souls rest~

-JFM


Monday, February 20, 2017

Path in The Aspen Forest in Fall


This painting is darker than I wanted it to be...but now the healing has begun.

Thank you, dear friends~

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Keeping an Eye on The Woodcutter's Cottage


A small part of me has never grown-up. Why would I want to stop believing in fairies and gnomes. These adorable creatures...some good, some bad just as humans are. This gnome happens to worry that the woodcutter is cutting down to many trees. He keeps an eye on him from inside his tree home window :)

My body may be aging...but in my heart there is a world of make believe and fantasy.
It is so wonderful being a grandmother and a great-grandmother, because I get to sit down with my grandchildren and read storybooks and nursery rhymes to them. Many that were my favorites when I was a child, that I then read to my four children and so on.

Peter Pan ...please keep a lovely old oak tree handy for me to move into when I become 100 years old. By then I do believe it will be time for me to retire to Never Never Land~

Monday, January 30, 2017

An American Ruin


I have sold most of my paintings over the years, but this one I kept for myself. It isn't a large painting in size...measuring only 4" x 6", in acrylics on watercolor paper. I didn't keep it because I painted an old barn on  it, although I do love that old barn :) I kept it because my dad worked his whole career as a Tool & Die engineer for International Harvester. The rusting sign on the old barn is their logo. I kept this painting in his memory~


Image result for international harvester
International Harvester
Agriculture company
The International Harvester Company was a United States manufacturer of agricultural machinery, construction equipment, trucks, and household and commercial products. Wikipedia
Founded1902

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Black Widow Mermaid


do not listen to her call
you must ignore her plea
do not answer, do not follow
when she calls you toward the sea

she has a dark, ebony beauty
while sitting on the rocks
where she has lured many a sailor
from the safety of the docks

she will enchant you and bewitch you
then take you by your hand
where she will lead you into deep, dark waters
far away from land and sand

there she will become her true self
the Black Widow that she was meant to be
where she will drown your cries and sorrows
deep in her lair below the sea~

-JFM



Saturday, January 28, 2017

Last Little Pumpkin of The Season


all alone he sat
waiting for Halloween
they took one from each side of him
but not the in-between

now Halloween is over
and yet he sits there still
waiting for his turn to enjoy
the eve of All Hallow's thrill~

-JFM

Friday, January 27, 2017

Autumn Snow 2


so peacefully fell
'til the rooster was crowing
festive white confetti~

-JFM

My second Paint Party Friday hope you will join the fun, too...there are lots of talented artists and their beautiful art to browse through.


Thank you Eva and Kristen.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Stormy Day on The Old Farm Field


the thunder rumbles overhead
the wind howls across the field
only the weeds grow tall and strong
for there are no crops to yield

the old fence that kept the cattle out
is now rotting, rust stained wire and wood
so many years it did its job
for the life that old fence stood

then with each storm that took its toll
upon the old farm's earth
that old barbed-wire fence it fell
and lost its very worth

nature has her own true ways
to clean-up what man has used
she planted native trees and seeds
to heal what once had been abused~

-JFM

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Little Weathered Barn


endless dust cobwebs
standing alone overgrown
worn and weathered~

-JFM

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Empty Bottle and Fading Flowers


flowering beauty fades
over the night
a bottle emptied
of its delight
tears have dried
eyes are red
while broken hearts mend
over angry words said~

-JFM

Monday, January 23, 2017

Backyard Water Garden



just a little garden
within a tiny pond
where flowers and Mother Nature
form a lasting bond

the sound of trickling water
birds singing in the trees
insects buzzing by
a lovely summer's breeze

a peaceful water garden
where I can rest my soul
and enjoy its flowering beauty
on my leisurely garden stroll~

-JFM