rest.

December 3, 2013 § 1 Comment

“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”  – Leo Toystoy

 

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Large Original Oil Landscape, Forest, Fir Trees, Road,Shirin Mackeson

Large Original Oil Landscape, Forest, Fir Trees, Road,Shirin Mackeson

https://www.etsy.com/listing/74897324/large-original-oil-landscape-forest-fir

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“Forgive and forget is the divine ideal. Grappling with the hurt while biting your tongue and struggling to refuse justifiable vengeance―that’s closer to human reality.”  – Richelle E. Goodrich

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Spirit Lake Morning....Idaho...wind soughing through the trees...plein air

Spirit Lake Morning….Idaho…wind soughing through the trees…plein air

https://www.etsy.com/listing/170125197/spirit-lake-morningidahowind-soughing

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“Relief is a great feeling.

It’s the emotional and physical reward we receive from our bodies upon alleviation of pain, pressure and struggle. A time to bask in the lack of the negative.

And yet, think about it—relief is really the status quo, a negation of the suffering, anothing in itself. It is the way things were before the pressure and struggle began.

So, is it a step back? A regression?

Or is it an opportunity to regroup, start over, and move in a different direction?

Use your moment of relief well.”  – Vera Nazarian

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Large Original oil painting impressionist realism "The Majority of One", Forest 18 x 24

Large Original oil painting impressionist realism “The Majority of One”, Forest 18 x 24

https://www.etsy.com/listing/171433599/large-original-oil-painting

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“In the midst of aches in the joints, anxiety over the payment of bills, concern for the safety of those you love, envy of the rich, fear of robbers, dog-weariness at the end of a long day, and the unacceptable slipping away of youth, there does occasionally appear, like a ray of light piercing the clouds, a moment of joy. Perhaps you have entered the house and sat down before removing your boots. A friend has pressed a drink into your hands, and is telling you the latest news. You see from his face that he’s glad you’ve come in; and you are glad too. Glad to be sitting down, glad of the warming glow of the dirnk, glad of your friend’s furrowed brow and eager speech. For this moment, nothing more is required. It is in its way unimprovable. This is what I mean by the Great Enough.”  – William Nicholson

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treasure.

November 15, 2013 § 2 Comments

“The treasure of those moments
Is sealed somewhere down
Only you can unlock it
The hope is still alive.”  – Balroop Singh

 

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Original Watercolor Painting Creek sunsets western landscape painting Tree water reflections art watercolour Paintings 7x10

Original Watercolor Painting Creek sunsets western landscape painting Tree water reflections art watercolour Paintings 7×10

https://www.etsy.com/listing/151264967/watercolor-painting-landscape-painting?ref=shop_home_active

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“Art is a kind of mining,” he said. “The artist a variety of prospector searching for the sparkling silver of meaning in the earth.”  – Jane Urquhart

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Landscape Photography 8x12 print Sunset Sundown New Mexico Cerro Parido Cerro Cuates FIne art land scape photography

Landscape Photography 8×12 print Sunset Sundown New Mexico Cerro Parido Cerro Cuates FIne art land scape photography

https://www.etsy.com/listing/129417780/landscape-photography-8×12-print-sunset?ref=shop_home_active

 

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“I love finding gems. However I’m not talking about ludicrously expensive diamonds, or priceless sapphires. I mean the impetuous, primitive rushes of passion and love we experience so rarely that they become impossible to ignore. That overwhelming sense of selflessness and beauty. Hope and desire. Happiness and strength. These are the moments that define us as people. As individuals. Should it be falling in love, playing a guitar for the first time, donating to charity, meeting new people, staying up till three in the morning listening to old Bob Marley Vinyls or beating the elite 4 on Pokemon. Whatever it is, it’s moments like these that are worth more than any gem or diamond. Treasure or material goods.” – George MacDonald

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forward.

November 13, 2013 § 1 Comment

“But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins.”  – Lauren Oliver

 

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Color Photo of Donner Lake in the Misty Morning -- 9 x 12 Matte Print -- Fine Art Photography -- Landscape

Color Photo of Donner Lake in the Misty Morning — 9 x 12 Matte Print — Fine Art Photography — Landscape

https://www.etsy.com/listing/150309524/color-photo-of-donner-lake-in-the-misty?ref=favs_view_13

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“Live today facing forward—with your back on yesterday, your eyes on tomorrow, and your head and heart in the moment.”  – Richelle E. Goodrich

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Out of the Woods // Watercolor Giclee Print // Maine // Moose // Pond // Lake // Forest

Out of the Woods // Watercolor Giclee Print // Maine // Moose // Pond // Lake // Forest

https://www.etsy.com/listing/153684487/out-of-the-woods-watercolor-giclee-print?ref=favs_view_11

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“Well, I always know what I want. And when you know what you want–you go toward it. Sometimes you go very fast, and sometimes only an inch a year. Perhaps you feel happier when you go fast. I don’t know. I’ve forgotten the difference long ago, because it really doesn’t matter, so long as you move.”  – Ayn Rand

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Original Watercolor Landscape Painting, matted 18 X 24

Original Watercolor Landscape Painting, matted 18 X 24

https://www.etsy.com/listing/122845275/original-watercolor-landscape-painting?ref=favs_view_5

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“If we don’t go forward, we won’t find anything.”  – Shiro Amano

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thank you.

November 10, 2013 § 2 Comments

“Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker’s life- in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.”  – Sri Chinmoy

 

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Autumn Road - Photo Greeting Card by JMcGuinness

Autumn Road – Photo Greeting Card by JMcGuinness

https://www.etsy.com/listing/80364354/autumn-road-photo-greeting-card?ref=favs_view_24

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“Gratitude goes beyond the ‘mine’ and ‘thine’ and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.”  – Henri J.M. Nouwen

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W E S T

November 9, 2013 § 2 Comments

“Out where the world is in the making,
Where fewer hearts in despair are aching,
That’s where the West begins” – Arthur Chapman

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Horse Art, Equine, Equestrian, Photograph, Horse Ranch, Wild Horses, Prairie, Ranch Landscape, Southwest Art 11x17

Horse Art, Equine, Equestrian, Photograph, Horse Ranch, Wild Horses, Prairie, Ranch Landscape, Southwest Art 11×17

https://www.etsy.com/listing/115329084/horse-art-equine-equestrian-photograph?ref=tre-2722679037-1

 

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“There is the Young Girl in me traveling west
With the Bear which taught me to look inside.
The Bear stood by himself and said,
There is a Time for Being Alone
So that you do not take on
The appearance of your friends.
There is a time for being at home with yourself.” – Nancy Wood

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Southwest Art New Mexico Landscape, Santa Fe, Natural Arroyo, Original Oil Painting on linen panel, Plein Air, FREE SHIPPING

Southwest Art New Mexico Landscape, Santa Fe, Natural Arroyo, Original Oil Painting on linen panel, Plein Air, FREE SHIPPING

https://www.etsy.com/listing/157603065/southwest-art-new-mexico-landscape-santa?ref=tre-2722679037-7

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“Water, water, water….There is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount , a perfect ratio of water to rock, water to sand, insuring that wide free open, generous spacing among plants and animals, homes and towns and cities, which makes the arid West so different from any other part of the nation. There is no lack of water here unless you try to establish a city where no city should be.”  – Edward Abbey

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Bryce Southwest Landscape Desert Painting, Print from Original Watercolor, 10x15, Snow, Cactus

Bryce Southwest Landscape Desert Painting, Print from Original Watercolor, 10×15, Snow, Cactus

https://www.etsy.com/listing/124601504/bryce-southwest-landscape-desert?ref=tre-2722679037-9

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“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams…”  – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Arizona 'Desert View' Grand Canyon Original Landscape Painting plein air oil Southwestern National Park Southwest art

Arizona ‘Desert View’ Grand Canyon Original Landscape Painting plein air oil Southwestern National Park Southwest art

https://www.etsy.com/listing/126889651/arizona-desert-view-grand-canyon?ref=tre-2722679037-15

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“Night poured over the desert. It came suddenly, in purple. In the clear air, the stars drilled down out of the sky, reminding any thoughtful watcher that it is in the deserts and high places that religions are generated. When men see nothing but bottomless infinity over their heads they have always had a driving and desperate urge to find someone to put in the way.”  – Terry Pratchett

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W E S T  Etsy Treasury:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzA0NjQyMHwyNzIyNjc5MDM3/w-e-s-t?page=1#comments

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sign.

November 7, 2013 § 1 Comment

“Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark.”  – Bryce Courtenay

 

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Autumn C and O Canal Fall Colors Washington DC Historic Canal Original Oil Plein Air Landscape Painting Impressioinistic Golden Wall Art

Autumn C and O Canal Fall Colors Washington DC Historic Canal Original Oil Plein Air Landscape Painting Impressioinistic Golden Wall Art

https://www.etsy.com/listing/160851380/autumn-c-and-o-canal-fall-colors?ref=favs_view_18

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“Inner guidance is heard like soft music in the night by those who have learned to listen.”  – Vernon Howard

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Autumn Central Park New York City Fall Colors Original Oil Landscape Painting for New York Lovers Mellow Golden Impressionistic Wall Art

Autumn Central Park New York City Fall Colors Original Oil Landscape Painting for New York Lovers Mellow Golden Impressionistic Wall Art

https://www.etsy.com/listing/160667769/autumn-central-park-new-york-city-fall?ref=favs_view_19

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“I believe in signs….what we need to learn is always there before us, we just have to look around us with respect & attention to discover where God is leading us and which step we should take. When we are on the right path, we follow the signs, and if we occasionally stumble, the Divine comes to our aid, preventing us from making mistakes.”  – Paulo Coelho

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Night.

December 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.” – Haruki Murakami

 

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Besh-Ba-Gowah xmas luminarias

 

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For Christmas luminarias, Besh-Ba-Gowah, indian ruin, 8X10 original signed fine art photograph

http://www.etsy.com/listing/19027252/for-christmas-luminarias-besh-ba-gowah?ref=usr_faveitems

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“The world rests in the night. Trees, mountains, fields, and faces are released from the prison of shape and the burden of exposure. Each thing creeps back into its own nature within the shelter of the dark. Darkness is the ancient womb. Nighttime is womb- time. Our souls come out to play. The darkness absolves everything; the struggle for identity and impression falls away. We rest in the night.” – John O’Donohue

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