Watching the first snowflakes of the year fall against the frosty window panes, there is no denying that we’re coming to the end of another year. With the Autumn leaves clinging valiantly to their branches, I am reminded of the fact that all in life is impermanence and change, yet at the same time cyclical. We West Coasters are always so surprised by the appearance of snow, but really?... Mother Nature always sends advance notice of her intentions, whether it's the first golden leaves of Autumn or that scent on the wind that sends us digging in the back of the closet for warmer sweaters.
The twisty turny paths of life’s journey holds many lessons and if we are wise enough to reflect upon our passage, we are blessed with self-discovery and an awareness of destination. As with the changing of seasons, no experience is truly new or unique, especially if we refer to those revelations we’ve discovered along the way to guide and illuminate the path ahead.
From this perspective came my newest painting, Alder Path. This fine and fearless soul continues on his own adventure, equipped with a well-worn roadmap, his trusted encyclopedia and a handkerchief full of wisdom garnered from his own lessons learned. I’ve also included my newest Solstice images, Polar Solstice, Mistletoe Mouse, and Mistletoe Sparrow.
I am packing up my trunks and cases full to bursting and will be heading out to the following markets, which are my last for 2011!
Bloom Artist and Designer Market
Sunday November, 20th
11am - 5pm
Ft. Langley Community Hall
Women’s Winter Faire
Saturday and Sunday November 26th/27th
11 am - 6 pm
3102 Main Street, Vancouver