Tag Archives: Nature

Thirsty

 “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

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Gallery Talk

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

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Drawing

Drawing means to sketch something with lines. It also means to pull out from a source, like drawing water from a deep well.

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Tree Fungus

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

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Cloudy Sky

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

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Prairie Retreat Center

“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

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Trailhead

McFeely Trailhead (stage 1) by Jacqueline Perry, acrylic on canvas 24″ x 24″ Trailhead a point where a trail begins [dictionary.com]. Last August, another painting buddy and I spent the morning landscape painting near Clyde, Pennsylvania at Buttermilk Falls. The county … Continue reading

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Tree of Life

“Tree of Life” by Jacqueline Perry, block ink on paper, 2012 Have you ever walked by a tree and thought to yourself, “Tree of Life”. Maybe it was the shape or the gesture it seemed to make with its branches. … Continue reading

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By Design

“Linden Tree Seeds and Wind”, by Jacqueline Perry, linocut print, 2012 From A Field Guide to Nature as Spiritual Practice, Steven Chase invites the reader to find a small object in nature and take it home as a form of … Continue reading

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Anna Feeding a Doe

My grandmother, Anna London, made many paintings in her life. She liked to paint local landscapes or copy scenes from cards or calendars. If she sold a painting at the county fair for more than $75,  she would call it her “bread … Continue reading

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