The Real Things Haven’t Changed


“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”  ― Laura Ingalls Wilder

Mile Marker 503, 22″x34″


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Nearly Bound to Happen


“If enough people think of a thing and work hard enough at it, I guess it’s pretty nearly bound to happen, wind and weather permitting.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder

Mile Marker 549, 11″x14″


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Circle of Compassion


“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” — Albert Einstein

Mile Marker 551, 35″x51″


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To Bring us Together


“The arts and humanities define who we are as a people. That is their power ― to remind us of what we each have to offer, and what we all have in common. To help us understand our history and imagine our future. To give us hope in the moments of struggle and to bring us together when nothing else will.” -– Michelle Obama


Merry Go Round

Broken Hearted


‘Take your broken heart, make it into art.” — Carrie Fisher

“A Silence”


 

Waiting Magic


I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.  — J. B. Priestley

Mile Marker 523, 45″x29″ (each)


 

A Sterner Sense of Justice


“Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.” — Wendell Berry

“Eternal”, waxed photograph on washi paper and rag paper


 

Warning for Art Collectors

My Only Regret


Mile Marker 573, 16″x22″

After traveling home to Oklahoma with a new piece of my artwork, a collector promptly ordered a second piece to go with it. She is happy, however, she does have the following warning for you…

“New piece arrived in perfect condition.  It’s been hung and it’s perfection.  My only regret is that I’ve hung them in the bedroom, now I have to keep it cleaned so I can show them off.   Love ’em! ”

Ha! What room do you want to keep clean?


 

Ultimate Sophistication


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”  ― Leonardo da Vinci

"Adrift", 22"x22", photograph on waxed washi paper

“Adrift”, 22″x22″, photograph on waxed washi paper


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On This Thanksgiving Day

Grandmommie & DaddyBuck

A Thanksgiving Love Letter

My annual tradition is to read this letter on Thanksgiving morning before I begin preparing food, or as is the case this year get on my flight. I hope you enjoy it once again!

It was written on Thanksgiving Day, 1945 by my Grandfather, Rev. Dr. W.W. Jones to my Grandmother, Adena White Jones, before he returned home from serving as a chaplain in WW2. They were newlyweds and were expecting their first child – my father. I am thankful!

Thanksgiving Day, 1945

For some reason on this Thanksgiving day my thoughts have picked up that little phrase someone wrote us when we were married.  “May there be just enough clouds to make the sunset beautiful.”  Of course it would be quite a shallow view of life if we thanked God only for the bright and pleasant things.  For this would be such a dreadful place in which to live without the clouds and the rain.  So I’m especially thankful today that I have you for my sunshine, and we can look out all our windows at the clouds, which will make our sunset beautiful, and that you will always be there to warm my heart when it is cold, to be my strength when I would falter, to hold my hand when I have lost the way. Continue reading »