Friday, April 1, 2011

"A Grand Bouquet" Oil Painting by Artist, NORA KASTEN

 "A Grand Bouquet"
© Nora Kasten
Oil Painting on linen on board  (30"x30")  From archives

"This is one of five paintings I'm offering to "An Evening of the Arts" being held at Naples Baptist Church on Thursday, April 14, 2011.  It is a lovely painting but somehow I couldn't get a good photo."

Below is a page from "Healing After Loss" by Martha Whitmore Hickman

"Dying is a wild night and a new road."  -  Emily Dickinson

      "One of the things so astonishing and costly about losing a loved one is that, while the sun continues to rise and set, newspapers continue to be delivered, traffic lights still change from red to green and back again, our whole life is turned around, turned upside down.
      Is it any wonder we feel disoriented, confused?  Yet the people we pass on the street are going about their business as though the earth has not opened and swallowed us up, dropped us into a world of insecurity and change.
      It is, as Emily Dickinson says, "a new road" - for us as surely as for the one we have lost.  It will take us time to learn to walk that road.  Time, and a lot of help, so we don't stumble and fall irretrievably.  Those who have had their own experiences of loss will probably be our most helpful guides - knowing when to say the right word, when to be silent and walk beside us, when to reach out and take our hand.  In time, we  will be helpers for others."

Today's Affirmation

      "I have entered a new country.  I will be patient with myself.  I will look for companions of the way."


sherryscarvings said...

Nora, this and all the others are just stunning!!! wonderful colors love it! :)

Lana said...

Nora, I know this is an old post but I couldn't help commenting on it. I absolutely LOVE the color and life in this painting! I have enjoyed browsing your blog and seeing all of your wonderful art. It is such an inspiration to me. God has certainly blessed you with an awesome talent!

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