Notice and Focus

“Notice and Focus” – An Interview with Sara Smith, Massage Therapist, reflecting on painting entitled “Occurrence”  Sara: Your waves are really crisp and clean, gentle and rolling, like you can almost hear the foam. The sand is inviting. I’m curious to know the time of day; it looks like noon. Rosemary: Yes, I love the … [Read more…]

“Love is Transformative”

One of the most poignant Disney songs, entitled “If I Can’t Love Her”, is a melody that many may have not yet heard because it was written by Alan Menken* and Tim Rice just for the Broadway stage production of “Beauty and the Beast”, and is not in the movie we have all seen. We … [Read more…]

“Time to Consider, Reflect, Ponder, Process, Dig Deeper into our Story”

  Part 2 of an Interview with Warren Traynor, Pastor of Family and Care Ministries, Christ Community Church, Leawood Campus, Leawood KS, reflecting on the painting entitled “Engaging” “Time to Consider, Reflect, Ponder, Process, Dig Deeper into our Story” Warren: I like this painting “Engaging”, as I’ve looked through your website several times, and I … [Read more…]

“Healing through ‘Engaging’ our own Story”

  Part 1 of an Interview with Warren Traynor, Pastor of Family and Care Ministries, Christ Community Church, Leawood Campus, Leawood KS, reflecting on the painting entitled “Engaging” “Healing through ‘Engaging’ our own Story” Rosemary: To place this painting entitled “Engaging” in context as to why you and I are doing this interview, I’d like … [Read more…]

Reflections by a Gathering of Friends

An interview with a ‘gathering’ of four friends from a book study class, briefly sharing their individual reflections on an original oil painting entitled “Gathering” Peggy:  It seems like the title is very apt, and I see it in two senses: the gathering of the birds, the five birds, and the implication that there are … [Read more…]

Digging deeper on “Gathering”

Five sandpipers appear as a family, together facing the vast ocean and layers of approaching waves. From crests to softening bubbles, the water glides towards them with shifting and undeterminable edges. The sandpipers scurry in different directions, avoiding the encroaching waves. They each ping-pong and skitter away, reacting to the changes, independent of each other, … [Read more…]