Tuesday, May 07, 2013

More stories, new place...

I have been horrible about posting here, as well as on my other two art related blogs, so I'm consolidating and starting a new blog on my website, which was not possible when I started all this. For my most recent blog post go here. See you there... jm

Monday, March 12, 2012

Studio work

Excuse me while I test my mobile capabilities...

A photo of what's on my work table this morning, two new shadow boxes.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

trees growing everywhere...

Can't believe it's been so long since I posted here - be sure to check out my Wanderings blog for more up to date stuff!

I haven't completely abandoned trees as a subject matter, but my emphasis certainly wanders about... this piece is from my current body of work, exploring the theme of home, which of course, often includes trees...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

tahoe snow (tree story #95)

Sunny, clear, warm, snow on the ground but no jackets required. Decided to take a day trip up to Tahoe - try to get a bit of snow in before it’s all gone. So little has fallen this year, there’s only about sixty percent of normal snow pack. And now it’s forecast to be quite warm this next full week. Highs in the valley are supposed to be nearly eighty today - Tahoe is predicted to be low sixty’s - certainly feels spring like. We’ve brought all our cold weather gear - all we really need are boots for tromping in the snow...

Just north of McKinney Bay - I have to climb up on top of the snow drift - occasionally stepping into knee deep snow - coming back toward the car I see the snow comes nearly to the edge of the lake. Getting there I step through a few more times, a little worried that I could catch my leg between rocks along the shoreline -

Judith Monroe, Wanderings journal

Thursday, May 20, 2010

peace (tree story #156-157)

“I will make a covenant of peace with my people and drive away the dangerous animals from the land. Then they will be able to camp safely in the wildest places and sleep in the woods without fear. I will bless my people and their homes around my holy hill. And in the proper season I will send the showers they need. There will be showers of blessing. The orchards and fields of my people will yield bumper crops, and everyone will live in safety. When I have broken their chains of slavery and rescued them from those who enslaved them, then they will know that I am the Lord. They will no longer be prey for other nations, and wild animals will no longer devour them. They will live in safety, and no one will frighten them.

“And I will make their land famous for its crops, so my people will never again suffer from famines or the insults of foreign nations. In this way, they will know that I, the Lord their God, am with them. And they will know that they, the people of Israel, are my people, says the Sovereign Lord. You are my flock, the sheep of my pasture. You are my people, and I am your God. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!”

Ezekiel 34: 25-31

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

prosperity (tree story #161-162)

My ears are filled with the sounds of promise:
"Good people will prosper like palm trees,
Grow tall like Lebanon cedars;
transplanted to God's courtyard,
They'll grow tall in the presence of God,
lithe and green, virile still in old age."

Such witnesses to upright God!
My Mountain, my huge, holy Mountain!

Psalm 92: 11-15