My View From 1502Valerie Dowdy ArtMY VIEW FROM 1502SNOW DAYFEBRUARY 13, 2014Beginning yesterday evening and throughout the night, and  into the morning, snows ranging from five to ten inches of heavy white snow covered Southwest Virginia. Transforming us instantly in to a winter wonderland. The more fortunate of us, who were able to stay in … Continue reading

Day 362

Saturday.I have recently been reminded of my grandmother's line dried, crisply ironed sheets. When I visited my grandparents during the summers, I remember crawling into her beds and the cool, soft, but somehow crisp covers would envelope me. The smell of sunshine and summer breezes would rise up and tickle your nose as you snuggled … Continue reading Day 362

Day 52 In Flanders fields the poppies blow ….

11x14 "Poppies" Oil on Canas   ...Between the crosses row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. A Section of Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) In honor of Veteran'sBest,Valerie

Day 7: Time…… is what keeps everything from happening at once

     Do you ever think about how our lives are influenced by numbers? Or, how many ways the number seven appears in our order of things? While working on these journal entries I have been researching the meanings of numbers, and what they mean, and wondering why we feel compelled to put order and number … Continue reading Day 7: Time…… is what keeps everything from happening at once

Day 6: …..Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

     I want to thank everyone that has been supporting and encouraging me and to let you know that your efforts are not in vain- I have some news. The site stats for this blog are almost at 300. I know. some blogs get that many a day. But we are just getting started, … Continue reading Day 6: …..Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Day 5…flaming flowers that brightly blaze……

     Today, I felt moved to paint very early in the day. So, my painting for the day has been done for hours. I have been waiting to blog today's entry for hours. And, if you don't know me very well-patience is NOT my virtue. Impressionism seems to be where its at for right now. … Continue reading Day 5…flaming flowers that brightly blaze……

Day 3: Three, its a Magic Number….

The mind, spirit, and bodyThe holy trinityThe sum of all human ability-thought, word, and deed. These are a few references that I feel help me explain my work. A friend asked for an explanation for day 2 art-So, SKQ-this is for you.    Last night as I started getting out my paints and thinking about how … Continue reading Day 3: Three, its a Magic Number….