Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sky Too Blue

I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees,
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite, which is yes.
~e.e. cummings

Spring may not be official but it sure seemed
like it on Saturday.  Chris and I enjoyed walking the
path at Skinner Butte and the sunny downtown streets
of Eugene.  We stopped for slices of pizza and 
salad at Sizzlepie across from Kesey Square.

I'm not usually a fan of the food shot....
but Yumm!

Kesey Square was all a bustle...

 "Further" dropped off a load of laughing teenagers 
and picked up another for a magic trip......

Further was a school bus purchased by author Ken Kesey
in 1964 to carry his Merry Band of Pranksters across the
country.  Beat legend Neal Cassady was the driver for the 
maiden voyage to New York for the publication of Kesey's 
novel Sometimes a Great Notion.  The bus is also featured
in Tom Wolfe's book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

Young artists were spread out in the square
with their jewelry and wares.
This is Bree (I forgot to ask the spelling)
taking advantage of the warm sunshine
to work on her paintings.

We topped off the afternoon by sitting outside
Red Wagon Creamery for two delish one scoop waffle cones!

Sky Too Blue
~Shade Nelson

I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening playing with
my watercolor and Inktense pencils.  Here is one I finished
up from a sketch I did last summer with my friend Sandi.
We sat across the street with our cold Chai teas, and sketch pads
balanced on our knees...until the ants chased us out.  Little buggers..

Maybe we will go here next weekend!
(LOL...I just realized I spelled Espresso wrong...
don't set me loose in the tattoo parlour...)

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!!


Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Thing About Doors

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we are curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
~Walt Disney

There are things known and things unknown
and in between are the doors.
~Jim Morrison

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors
where there were only wall.
 ~Joseph Campbell

A clever, imaginative, and humerous request 
can open closed doors and closed minds.
~Percy Ross

“Why it's simply impassible!
Alice: Why, don't you mean impossible?
Door: No, I do mean impassible. (chuckles) Nothing's impossible!” 

~Lewis Carroll


Every now and then one paints a picture
 that seems to have opened a door 
and serves as a stepping stone to other things.
~Pablo Picasso 

Happiness often tries to sneak through a door
you didn't know you left open.
~John Barrymore

أحيانًا أشعر بالتفاؤل ، وفي أحيان أخرى أشعر أنني
واقفة خلف باب زجاجي سميك ، أطرق و أطرق ولا أحد يفتح
~Nahid Rachlin

The first door in the hall leads to youth,
 the second door leads to middle age, 
and the third door leads to the bathroom. 
But knock first, because I think grandpa’s in there.
~Jared Kintz

There will always be a door to the light.
~Shiro Amano

There are things known and there are things unknown,
and in between are the doors of perception.
~Aldous Huxley

A small key opens big doors.
~Turkish Proverb

Commitment unlocks the doors of the imagination,
allow vision, and gives us the "right stuff"
to turn our dreams into reality.
~James Womack

Everybody needs his memories.
They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.
~Saul Bellow

There is always one moment in childhood
when the door opens and lets the future in.
~Graham Greene

 I was never the girl next door.
~Bettie Page