Friday, October 8, 2010

Earth's Crammed with Heaven

Here's a quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning that I love:

Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

I believe this. Our God is in everything He made. All we have to do is open our eyes and become aware to see it. All of creation praises Him - so must we! I popped two pics of a painting I did of, well, not blackberries, but blueberries (like 'em better.)  Let me know what you think.

This is the blueberry painting I did and referred to in the above-noted posting, 'Earth's Crammed with Heaven.' There are a few reflections in the photo, a testament to the fact that I am an artist, not a photographer! I'm betting you can find the reflection of my home and outdoor table in it somewhere! This is a watercolor. I also used wax pencils in spots to add texture and interest.
Blueberries. This is where I have my painting hung - in my 'green corner.' Note the stained glass light - I culled it from a garage sale for a buck. It's actually a lampshade, but I turned it upside down, stuck a nightlight in it, and... voila! 24/7 ambience!  This little corner cheers me every time I walk past.



  1. This is so very true.

    I guess I'm blind. I couldn't find your blueberry painting.

  2. Lovely to have found your blog!