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…]

An invitation to feel free and explore

Part-Two of an interview with Jay Williams, New York City Public School Teacher, reflecting on original painting entitled “The Sands of Amelia Island” Rosemary: Your insights are so interesting and eye-opening . What I paint is not always so ‘intentional’ in my mind. Yet I can resonate with your response. Jay: It’s not important whether … [Read more…]

Are We Willing to Make the Deeper Changes Needed for Healing?

Part-Two of an interview with Jeanene Mall, Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist, reflecting on original painting entitled “Repose” Rosemary: The swans in this painting, and animals in general, seem so calm, whereas humans aren’t. Why is that? Jeannie: We supposedly have the higher brain and yet many things we don’t do as well. We … [Read more…]

How Can ‘Repose’ Inspire an Awakening in our Relationships and Our Souls?

Part-One of an interview with Jeanene Mall, Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist, reflecting on original painting of “Repose” This painting inspires me to explore those states that seem so natural and automatic in the animal/bird kingdom, but often elude humans! As I gaze on the painting, I see the swans doing two things: -Being … [Read more…]