Thursday, January 13, 2011

NORA KASTEN Artist Oil Painting "Roses & Melon"

"Roses & Melon"
© Nora Kasten
Oil painting on linen  (40" 30")  From the 2005 archives... Photo is way off in color

Karl died five months ago, today.

"This morning while having coffee by the fireplace (yes, a fireplace in Naples, Florida), I was actually enjoying viewing this painting.  It's framed in a large ornate frame and I just recently hung it on the family room wall.  When I painted "Roses & Melon" in 2005 I knew it wasn't good enough to market but saved it anyway.  It amazes me how we appreciate something on any one day and then another day brings different things or ideas that we appreciate.  When I use the word "appreciate", I mean it as "to go up in value" . . . . like we want our stocks and bonds to do, right!

The book that I'm reading now "The Presence Process" is coming to a close but I'm sure to be reading it again and again.  Here is a sentence that I high-lighted this morning:  We discover the capacity of Presence - a Presence we all share, everywhere , in each moment, that's able to bring us exactly what's required, whenever it's required. "  I discovered this many years ago and am still experiencing this same miracle that is meant for us all today too."


Kathy Cousart said...

This painting is lovely and a wonderful way to look back and also reflect on your new learnings from the book about Presence. It sounds like a wonderful book and that it has helped you. My thoughts are with you as you get through today...Take care!

Carol Blackburn said...

Nora, my thoughts are with you this day and I wish you peace. Your painting "Roses and Melon" is fantastic, unlike anything I could ever produce and in my opinion certainly market-worthy. I am so glad you saved it and gave it a place of honor in your home.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Glad you shared two pictures of this painting with us. I think it makes a very dramatic statement. I really like it.
Thinking of you today.

Susan Roux said...

Hard to believe five months has passed. You've come a long way in a short time. Your painting looks absolutely striking framed on the wall!

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