Friday, September 11, 2009

In Good Company

It is that time of summer when the days are long with lots of sunshine. With all the summer activities, special functions and parties, I must admit I have to take time out and find my special space over in the side yard where no one else ever goes. An old painted hat, a glass of wine, pink petunias growing in weed filled wooden boxes, butterflies, and Mr. Sunshine are what I call being in good company.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Ode to the Pear

My childhood brings memory of the pear. My grandmother had a large pear tree behind her house where I was welcome to have its fresh fruit. We often ate pear salad on Sundays. But the best was my mothers homemade pear preserves. They were always very sweet and a little crunchy when eaten with butter on a biscuit. Pear green is one of my favorite colors. Also, green pears are very lovely when placed next to red pears in a fruit bowl.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Green Moon

Only once every seven years, the moon above my uncle's village appears to be green for 21 days. be night, everyone watches as shapes and objects appear above houses that either seem to rising out of or lowering into houses.

The Wishing Tree

It's a place far out into the country where only a few people live. One must know exactly where to turn on the dirt road that winds back into the forest. There stands a large old tree that flowers pink blossoms all year round. Near the tree on the ground is a collection of old pottery and bowls. I have heard stories of a sacred red bowl. One can sit beneath the big tree, hold the bowl with both hands and concentrate on deep wishes and desires. When the heart is sincere enough, objects begin to appear inside the bowl turning bright orange. At the same time, pink blossoms shower down into the bowl. They say this profound illusion has a lingering effect that lasts for about six months and during this time, If you make a wish you will receive manifestations of his or her heartfelt desires.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Good Neighbors

I noticed in my backyard that a cardinal family and a wren family were living in the same tree. Sharing is so positive!


A wonderful friend and I were discussing new ways to paint birdhouses and butterfly houses. Sometimes answers manifest in my abstract paintings.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Have a Good Day

I love to remind others to have a good day or a wonderful afternoon because sometimes we forget.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Sometimes between sleep and awake, I have visions that may appear to have profound messages. Recently, in one particular vision, a wise man surrounded by a lot of energy appeared. He was carrying a basket, a large blue feather, a large white feather, and a dark blue blanket which he placed by my side. Then he handed me an envelope, smiled, then the vision was suddenly over.

dancing fog

While visiting my friend who lives in the mountains, we fancied taking moonlight walks. One evening I will never forget. We were delayed with our midnight stroll, due to having to attend a meeting. While on our usual path, we noticed lights beginning to shine and brighten from an area nearby. We were able to keep on the walking path while drawing closer to the light. Crouched behind trees we encountered something very strange up around a huge and unusual house. A fog seemed to float right in and gather up around the house then spiral upward in carious places. It was as if the fog was dancing. Tiny orbs filtered about while the fog gre and lit up the sky. My friend seemed afraid and ran home after not being able to speak. I was amazed and stayed for the whole show.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Holes that let the Sunshine In

There are times when holes are great especially when they allow the sunshine in on really cold days.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Little Friend

Each evening a small owl perches in a tree just outside my dining room window. He gazes into my world with its lights and friendly dinners going on. When I dine alone, I move next to the window and linger there to spend more time with my little friend.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sacred Waters

Atop a mountain, the water cascades smoothly over terraces and comes to rest peacefully and still just beyond the rock wall. It's a sacred location hardly known to mankind. Unusual entrances above ground lead down to homes below where residence live inside the mountain. Some say they swim often in the water and they never look old.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Her Own Design

Jane had been entering the "Original Design" contest in her hometown for the past 14 years. She had never won, not even an honorable mention. This year would be different for Jane felt she needed to create her design much larger and elaborate to get attention. Well, she made heads turn and heard an overwhelming comments. So Jane finally won her Grand Prize.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Owl House

Tree dwellers are migrants. Whenever there is rain or snow or really cold weather, they must give up their home and head south. But when the trees have longer seasonal time, they do keep their leaves (like in Florida). I imagine that tree dwellers may have elaborate homes.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Floor

My friend saved money money by purchasing mix and match tiles on sale when she needed to re-tile her den floor. Due to a lighting issue, the dark tiles really changed the ambiance since the furniture was also dark.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Quilt Dreams

When I was young, my family and I were invited to a great aunts house for a big holiday celebration. Members of my mother's family arrived with lots of pot luck food and someone brought the biggest turkey that I had ever seen. We all ate and celebrated with music and singing the rest of the day. Children were allowed to participate until midnight. I was given a small bed in the corner of a big teal green room. The bed was covered with a very strange homemade quilt. Once the light was turned off and the door was shut, the room suddenly became quite creepy. I became plagued with noises from the house including snoring from people who were already asleep. I wrapped myself in the quilt so that it completely covered my head to drown out the atmosphere. I became warm and had wonderful dreams that night which I have always felt was because of the very strange quilt.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Many Facets of the day

I often have days that seem like a multi-cut gem with things to do, places to go, and people to see.

Orbs Incoming

Small orbs are drawn into an inviting energy during the midday. They are escorted by the sun.

Friday, July 17, 2009

My Abstract Glasses

I have worn glasses most of my life and I see things differently than most people so painting in abstract fits me perfectly.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Be Bold

Go forth and fulfill and love what you do as you work faithfully toward your dreams and inner visions. It does not get handed to you on a silver platter. A spiritual message of encouragement to do what we love and really work at what we truly love.

Troubled Waters

The shadows of the wallpaper magically moved and flickered about causing shape which looked like ships that almost capsized in waters of green, pink, yellow, green, brown, and black.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Owl Friend

The owl first visited a large oak tree in my back yard. A few days later she returned with two smaller owls and they stayed in the big oak tree. I sat out on the back porch every evening just to listen to the mother owl with her "who, who, who". I felt that she was acknowledging that she knew I was there. I considered them to be good neighbors. "Who" would have known.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mountains between the Sun and Moon

Someone once said there is a dimension between the Sun and the Moon that can only be seen when the moon is directly above the setting sun. Only at the precise time a red mountain range appears for about seven minutes.

Bubbly Town

Native Sunshine

A sign of a very happy future.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Miss Sweet Cheeks

Sandy owns and operates Sandy's Candies, a wonderful confectionery that features some of the world's oldest recipes. Each summer Sandy's Candies sponsors the Miss Sweet Cheeks Contest for girls and single ladies. Each contestant is judged for congeniality and natural rosy cheeks.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Butterfly Residence

As the day closes a master butterfly makes sure small butterflies fly safely home. Then the master returns to hos own residence.

Butterfly Condo

The butterfly pauses just outside her condo to enjoy the neighborhood.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Chalk Intelligence

Chalk was used in ancient times for creating cave drawings. Later, artists started using chalk as a pigment in artwork. Then teachers used chalk in their classrooms as a teaching medium by writing on chalkboards. Imagine all of the intelligent and educational words written by a little white stick of calcium carbonate, only to be rubbed off later by a blackboard eraser. These erasers are clapped together over a trash can or outdoors by a student. What happens to the intelligent energy which is in the chalk dust? Does it go out into the Universe?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pink Bubbly

Lucinda poured her small goblet of fresh poured pink champagne behind the pink vase. The champagne was extra bubbly and from where Beth sat, the bubbles appeared to be rising out of the vase.

Traveling Butterflies

Two butterflies pose for a photo. No one knows exactly where this photograph was taken. It could have been over street grids or a distance from earth. Strange!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Ticket to Paradise

This painting is about taking a ticket to retire in Florida. The energy of the city now fades into the background. As a butterfly appears with the "Ticket to Paradise". Artwork, beaches, and love for ancient people provide a new world. There are great things to do . It's like emerging from a cocoon.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Art - Ticket to the Future

This painting was inspired by!

Processions of time, life’s journey is mine,
A ticket for your thoughts.
Tour buses and planes, shows and trains,
All tickets I have sought.

Time slips by now, and I wonder how,
It wasn’t clear before.
The tickets of life, the end of strife
Not things, but so much more.

The artist in me, comes out you see,
Tickets of sparkling sunshine,
Divine roses and songs, now I belong,
My ticket is coveted time.

Paintings within a Painting:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Aladdin's Lamp

Aladdin’s lamp floating upon the sea
Shell treasures swimming in harmony.
Breaching the surface, they touch the light
And greet the dawn, new hope in sight.
Waves of change rise to touch the blue sky
An albatross signals a boat passing by.
Look, see Aladdin’s lamp glistening here
One wish will be granted, the time is near.
The sailor crafted a wish of love
Admiring God’s work from heaven above.
The wish was really quite simple you see,
He asked for a world of tranquility.

Poem by: Janet Gililand

Incandescent Butterfly

This butterfly is one of a kind. He was supposed to be yellow when he came out of his cocoon but instead he turned out to be purple, aquamarine, and gold.

If you look at the painting the right way, you can see the face of a woman on the upper left wing.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Art For a Child

Butterfly House

My butterfly wings take wind and sail
Come fly with me on my magical tale.

Sparkling winged fairies live in the lee
Colors burst forth all around us to see.

Five fairies in all come out to play
They join my journey early each day.

In search of colors to match our wings
And the nectar a beautiful flower brings.

The fairies delight in games of flight
Then we sail home and out of sight.

Nestling my ship at the edge of home
Greetings to friends at the honeybee comb.

Playful butterfly full of delight
Rest those wings another night.

Poem By: Janet Gililand

Find the Birds

Everybody loves butterflies especially baby birds. Many Momma birds brings the baby birds to see the butterfly late in the afternoon. How many baby birds can you find?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Golden Webs

In the afternoon the sun shines through the west window and into the decor colors of orange, red, and yellow reaching the spider web in a dark room causing the web to appear as it it were decorated in these colors. This illusion stays for awhile, then fades with the sun.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Horn Ensemble

Horn Ensemble has the same color scheme and similar theme to one of my previously posted paintings entitled New Ensemble.

"This musician has mastered playing this four horn multi-function instrument. It makes her performing solo quite awesome.

Butterfly Ship

"Seeing into another dimension allows us to see things that are beyond 3D. The butterfly kingdom is quite beautiful I've heard."