As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. -- Calvin and Hobbes

Monday, January 30, 2012

so fleeting

Miniature – ACEO Portrait of Mimi; acrylic on canvas paper 

I walked through a vacant lot which was turning into a meadow.
Deer had grazed there.

I noticed a hummingbird just outside my vision to the right. As I turned my head to gaze at it further, I couldn’t confirm it had been a hummingbird afterall because nothing was there but a leaf that teetered in the wind waiting for its turn to to take flight.

My mind wandered a bit more as I took in the whole composition.

The grass and roots were taking back the land that was once a concrete parking lot. There was only at first astounding beauty in this observation. Then, my ego was quieted as I came to fully comprehend what I was witnessing; the timelessness of the land vs. the fleeting nature of human beings.

I think I am merely here as a borrower of space on Earth and perhaps someday, elsewhere, who knows? In any case, I think I should do my best to leave it as I found it. Or better.

When I left the meadow, I was glad the Earth this power. I wish we could all recognize the value of the grass under our feet.



  1. Lovely little painting. It's always nice to think about the small things.

    1. Yes, the small things make big happy. :)

  2. Thanks Kimberley, yea , I like the little ones a lot, but my eyes haven't been loving painting them lately. ;)

  3. Ooooh, glad it's not just my eyes...(too many late nights (under the covers) trying to check out eBay on my itty-bitty phone screen?...they're not very happy!)...Love this post ~ yep, I think we are Spirit beings having an Earthly experience...who knows how accountable we will have to be for how we treated the Earth...♥

  4. Gosh Anne, that sure is a point to make with those in business who claim to be religious but yet don't respect the environment! Thanks for your comment!


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