Saturday, December 31, 2011

Painting 2011

Painting 2011 by Lorie McCown
Painting 2011, a photo by Lorie McCown on Flickr.

A selection of paintings done this year..

Monday, December 26, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A word interlude.




If this is the time of Time itself, it's a mean and lean season. Reason and hope find little to say in the jingle jangle news of the day. Patience with unanswered prayer runs out. Maybe even God prefers a little peace and quiet. But before it's too dark, too sad or too late, teach us to pray. A haze of holiday habit conceals the bottom line. Holy absence makes a heart grow hard, then harder, without a purpose or design. Teach us to pray, lest we who know the story best become accustomed to this restless season. Teach us to pray for a sign.



Scatter proud powers that refuse to imagine. Shatter the loud towers of Hate, the high walls of Forget. Lift the homeless whisper, the sigh that says, "Alone?" Fill the hungry emptiness that echoes in the marrow of our bones. When times are tough, a rumor of angels is never enough. We need holy terror to startle expectations, and altar/alter us with outrageous grace. Wreck our rational designs with celestial encounters. Let us hear the rustle of wings as we take out the trash. Teach us to pray.


A small essay  from my friend Carole DuBois, an amazing writer and thinker. I am honored to call her my friend.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday










Knitting, the briny deep and sketchbook.


and this.. I hope it shows here.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December Views..

It's that time of the year again, to become quiet and peaceful. I am participating in December Views, going to stick to pictures only for the month of December. Silence the din of the year.

 a little Waterhouse to start off..

December views