Showing posts from March, 2016

Serbian Relics

These are a few relics from the Serbian Church here in Butte. The text panel gives a bit of history. The founder came from the Serbian monastery in Libertyville, Il. Check out their website for more photos of the beautiful paintings on the interior.

Blessed Easter

Healing Art

codaworx/codamagazine healing art


Follow the many projects at CODA Worx; Collaboration of Design and Art.
The link above should take you to the Healing Art issue.

Here is one of those projects in Longview, WA, Peace Health Hospital.
Millennium Crosscodaworx millennium-cross peacehealth-hospital submitted by Arthur Stern

St Patrick's Day

When you look up what town has the largest number of Irish you find it is Boston and the communities on its south side. But others claim that Butte has the most. Butte sure does celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Usually it is cold and snowy that day but those celebrating do not care. No exception this year. It snowed just about the whole day, coming down in light and heavy spurts. The heavy snow accumulated to about 8" at our 7000 ft. elevation.

I was able to do some painting. Worked on the oil triptych on my easel.

Finally finished and hung the water color triptych. It is unconventional in its presentation. The top of each panel it glued to the rope/clothes line. The clothes pins are over size to help make the statement. This is the opening piece for my water series to highlight water conservation.

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Galatians 5:22-23

The Birds and The Bees

The beekeepers tell us because of the mild winter there has been fewer bees missing in their hives. This is good news. We do not keep bees but we have seen a tremendous increase in the gopher population on our property. The only thing that this signals is an increase in their food availability around here. Gophers eat grubs, plant roots, shrubs and vegetables. Most of our plants are weeds; the invasive variety, unfortunately. Grubs may be the problem.

Bug eating birds we hope to see more of. We have seen an increase of large birds such as white tailed hawk, great grey owl, great horned owl, peregrine falcon and raven, plus others out there. As more snow melts and the vegetation starts to green we look forward to the return of song birds.

I enjoy creating these small works of birds and just sketching.

It is God who works in you both
to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Philippians 2:13