Picturing Healing Energy: Paintings by Agnes Lawrence Pelton

I've recently returned to painting and, searching for inspiration, ran across Agnes Pelton's extraordinary transcendental paintings, images full of energy balanced with a cool serenity.  She has quickly become one of my favorite painters. Agnes Lawrence Pelton was born in 1881 to American parents, William and Florence Pelton, in Stuttgart, Germany. She spent her early … Continue reading Picturing Healing Energy: Paintings by Agnes Lawrence Pelton

Portraits of a Nation: The Tenacious Beauty of Sudan

Did you know that Sudan contains more pyramids than Egypt? There is much beauty hidden in this war torn land. Sudan is largely a country of desert, the Sahara reaching deeper and deeper into the nation with every passing year. Ancient civilizations once flourished here on the banks of the Nile: Kerma, Nobatia, Alodia, Makuria, … Continue reading Portraits of a Nation: The Tenacious Beauty of Sudan

Beloved’s Journey, Chapter 6: A Conversation in the Desert

Moving across the desert by camel is an effective way to travel. It is however, not a comfortable one, especially when the creature possesses an uncooperative and subversive nature as well as a bony backside. Veracity was badly bruised within a few minutes, and he doubts that Beloved has fared much better, despite her chumminess … Continue reading Beloved’s Journey, Chapter 6: A Conversation in the Desert