Saturday, January 24, 2015

Transformation 46





Transformation 46






The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see ...  No, wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, as vital to our lives as water and good bread.   - Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire





It is only when we are aware of the earth and of the earth as poetry that we truly live.  -  Henry Beston, 1935, Herbs and the Earth



24 comments:

  1. une deuxième vie des feuilles! beau!

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    1. Elfi, thanks so much for the kind words.... xoxo

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  2. Stunning colors and I love the quotes, they speak the truth. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Annie; the Edward Abbey quote is a particular favorite of mine.

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  3. such a lovely tribute to the wilderness
    both in your gorgeous art
    and perfect words
    thank you

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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet words, Tammie! xoxo

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  4. Hi Sharmon,
    I keep coming back to look at this. Knowing that all living matter is related, Nature is such a great teacher, constant force and universal uniting element. What a beautiful rendering you have created with colors that make pleasing melodies, exciting contrasts within a well arranged composition and you've also provided splendid accompanying quotations.
    Can you tell that I am really enjoying this?!
    Your blog friend,
    Steven

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    1. Steven, I so appreciate your thoughtful and enthusiastic comment; I'm gratified that you enjoyed it so much!

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  5. This piece is stunning! Reminds me of the deep forest floor . . and the quotes - just perfect!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Judy - glad you enjoyed them!

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  6. "In wildness is the salvation of the world." (Henry David Thoreau)
    Thank you, Sharmon, for keeping the hope alive.

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    1. Oh, thanks, Ken, I'll add that one to my quote library!

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  7. Much as I love the limited colours we see in winter here, your piece is a great reminder of the colour burst that is already building in the dark. Beautiful quotes. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you so much, Annie; i'm glad you enjoyed them!

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  8. Sharmon,
    OMG - where have I been all this time? Your art is freakin amazing. So fresh, with beautiful balance. I've just liked you on FB so I can still see what you're up to. Thanks for taking the time to comment on the final post on my bloggy...whoo...still blown away by your work. xxxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Denise; your kind words mean a lot to me!

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  9. beautiful image and powerful quotes Sharmon, thank you.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, and for the kind words, Laura.... Blessings to you... xoxo

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  10. Your latest "Transformation" is simply beautiful, held together by a gorgeous palette. And the words are wonderful... Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. Your kind words are much appreciated; thanks for visiting!

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  11. stunning... ingredients?? do tell... grin

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