Author Archives: tobeamazed
Harbor – Any place of shelter or refuge. Tomorrow our family will celebrate the life of one family member while another will have heart surgery.
(Above) Horse studies from the sketchbook of Jacqueline Perry, 2012 One afternoon in June, my friend and I went to the stables at Glendorn to sketch horses. The horses moved every few seconds to keep the bugs off; at least … Continue reading
Dry Creek Bed, Blackhawk State Park 9/30/12, Jacqueline Perry A tiny drop of fear can water the imagination. When I moved to the Quad Cities six years ago, someone with the best of intentions warned me not to go walking alone … Continue reading
“As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.” Psalm 42:1 This week, I came across two drawings that I did while in seminary. My schedule was pretty screwed up back then. More times than … Continue reading
What a fun time last night during my “gallery talk” at church. I hung a number of art pieces from the summer and gave a PowerPoint presentation from my sabbatical. Thanks, Beth, Linda, Amy, and others for bringing the great … Continue reading
Drawing means to sketch something with lines. It also means to pull out from a source, like drawing water from a deep well.
Printmaking can be tedious. There are many steps, but it is so darned satisfying to lift the paper off of the plate to see the final outcome. The print is a surprise each time. I can pull twenty prints in a row, and experience twenty surprises. This amazes me. … Continue reading
Dryad’s Saddle enters a living tree trunk through a wound in the tree. The fungus is a creamy color with small brown spots. Large pancake-shaped funnels stack up in beautiful layers. I spotted this one at Duck Creek Park this morning…a small … Continue reading
Last week, we had many good cloud days. On the prairie, its so easy to notice the sky. One day, facing the front of a simple red barn, I giggled because there were two simple matching puffy clouds on either side … Continue reading
“Prairie Milkweed Afternoon I” by Jacqueline Perry, acrylic on canvas 20″ x 24″ “Prairie Milkweed Morning” by Jacqueline Perry, acrylic on canvas 20″ x 20″ “Prairie Milkweed Afternoon II” Jacqueline Perry, acrylic on canvas 18″ x 14″ Thank you to Kathleen and Kathy … Continue reading