Fireworks!

This is a very old, rather large painting of my Aunt Mabel and her friends celebrating the holiday at Oxford Lake, near Anniston, Alabama.  Anniston is remembered for racial injustice and the bus burnings of the 1960’s. If one reads the speech by Frederick Douglas of 1852, it is evident that there is “Another ViewContinue reading “Fireworks!”

Isolation

Back in March when isolation really began for the Pandemic, I had been visiting my husband in a nursing home almost every day.  When visiting became a threat to the safety of the residents, I could no longer visit, except to wave at him from a distance, or see him through the glass window inContinue reading “Isolation”

Hearts

Our art group occasionally suggests a project for the group.  With Valentine’s Day approaching, Barbara suggested “Hearts.”  No one has ever accused me of being overly sweet or sentimental, so I greeted this idea with some skepticism and a slight hint of rebellion.  However, on contemplation and with a desire to be a good sport,Continue reading “Hearts”

Truth, News, and Explosions

On Wednesday, January 6th, my art group was meeting on Zoom.  Someone broke in and said, “Trump supporters are invading the capital.” We quickly dismissed the meeting and turned to our TVs to view what was happening. Windows and doors of our capital were being broken, men were climbing walls, confederate flags waved, and tearContinue reading “Truth, News, and Explosions”

Rabbit Emotions

Are you ready to see more Rabbit Art?  I looked over my collection and decided that some of them are very appropriate to the times.  RABBIT RAGE isn’t a very nice painting, but it may convey some of what I feel about the man who has been furiously tweeting from the white house for theContinue reading “Rabbit Emotions”

Rabbits and Bunnies

I refuse to be labeled as “the rabbit artist”, but that’s what I have become. I hate cutesy objects, and yet, I must have been drawn, for some unknown reason, to the little child’s bunny pull-toy at the estate sale. Furthermore, why did I choose the larger rabbit holding the pail and carrot, with thatContinue reading “Rabbits and Bunnies”

Guns, Guns, and more Guns

One morning, while driving to visit my husband at the nursing home, I noticed a huge crowd at the Civic Center.  Cars had filled both parking lots and spilled over into adjacent fields and on to the streets.  I looked at the marquee which read:  “GUN SHOW.”  I slowed down and noticed a man withContinue reading “Guns, Guns, and more Guns”

The Gulf War

Hidden away in the corner of my studio is a large Plexiglas cube with a gas mask inside. To explain about this artwork, one has to look back to the first President Bush and the first Gulf War, called “Operation Desert Storm”. After Iraq invaded Kuwait, a coalition of countries and the United States, invadedContinue reading “The Gulf War”

Remembering President Obama

There is a magnet on my refrigerator, with President Obama’s image, that says I am a member of his honorary kitchen cabinet.  I remember the impression he made on me when he spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2004.  I told my son then that this man was going to be our next president. Continue reading “Remembering President Obama”

Cigar Box Assemblages

There’s something about a box.  My grandmother from Mississippi loved to send packages.  It was so exciting to open it and see what she had sewn for me and my sister.  I remember matching outfits in yellow for Easter.  She even made hats for us from the parachute her son had used in World WarContinue reading “Cigar Box Assemblages”