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The Silence Within

3″x6″ mixed media painting on wood. This painting is available Here

 

 

“How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.”
Virginia Woolf, The Waves

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Summer Poppies

6″x12″ mixed media encaustic painting on wood, sides are 1.5″ deep and are red.

This painting is available HERE

I actually have poppies growing in my garden! How many years have I tried to grow them to no avail? Persistence is the key, I guess. So excited! I’ll take some photos ASAP.

Technicolour Summer

12″x24″ mixed media/ encaustic painting. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

 

Time Goes By…

… this is something that we can all be certain of.  I am reading ‘When A Tree Grows In Brooklyn” by Betty Smith and this seems to be a consistent underlying theme.  The poverty and constant struggle in this book is heartbreaking but to me,  however, the saddest part to me is perhaps the young girls constant desire to be loved more deeply by her mother. It makes me so sad to think of a child enduring this pain. Her mother’s life is so difficult, it is hard to be critical of her, I can’t imagine having the strength that she has but I can’t help wishing  and willing her mother to love her more or at least make a better attempt at pretending. Withholding love from your children will never make them stronger. This is such a warped way of thinking, like sparring the rod and spoiling the child. How can knowingly hurting someone that depends on you and looks on you with unconditional love, ever be  warranted?  I know time will heal. I know that time will help our young heroine come to understand her mother with he eyes of an adult but reading the thoughts of a child  is  eye opening. We must treat these young souls tenderly as they are so easily hurt. Hurting them  will not make them hurt less in the future, there is more than enough pain out in the world for that lesson.

 

6″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted turquoise.

This painting  is available HERE

Also available in my Etsy shop

“Spirit” Available HERE

 

 

Interstellar Rodeo Market 2018

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These are some new originals that I will have available along with OOAK reproductions, jewelry, cards, pillows, bags and scarves.

I will be at Interstellar Rodeo all weekend, enjoying great music and wine. Hope to see you there!

For more info go HERE

Below are some new originals that I will have available along with OOAK reproductions, jewelry, cards, pillows, bags and scarves.

 

 

please contact me directly for more info on the above pieces maria@mariapacewyners.com

Little Star Gazer

5″ round mixed media painting of canvas. The sides are .5″ deep and are painted black.

This painting is available HERE

She gazes at the stars hoping for enlightenment.

They are distant  but their light twinkles deep within her.

She knows herself better when she looks up to sky.

 

 

Yellow Jug And Peonies

This is a 14″x18″ mixed media /encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE or directly from me maria@mariapacewynters.com

Also available HERE

Dress Forms

The Milky Way

This is a 11″x14″ mixed media painting. The sides are midnight blue and are 1.5″ deep.

This painting is available HERE

Faithful Moon

The original of this painting has been SOLD.

6″x12″ and 8″x16″ OOK mounted reproductions are available HERE

These reproductions are hand embellished by me so no two are alike. The are hand signed front and back and have a small hook on the back, ready to hang.

“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.”

― Ming-Dao Deng, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony

The above is a reminder to me when I am engaging with my daughters.  I must be the moon. Always there, constant and consistent. You don’t expect the moon to solve all of your problems but it is reassuring to know the moon is always there in the sky. Sometimes there is nothing more annoying than having someone trying to ‘help’ you. I know this and yet I often find myself trying to ‘help’ my girls with my ‘wisdom’.  Often when you are expressing yourself to someone, you really are just using them as a sounding board. You really don’t want them to give you THEIR answers. Someone else answers are not the same answers that we would come to for ourselves.

Daily Summer Vacation Mantra: Be the moon. Be the moon. Be the moon. (If you don’t want daily battles). Be the moon.

 

 

Hibiscus At Night

My tortoise, Jack, loves hibiscus leaves. The flowers are so beautiful but it is the leaves that he can’t get enough of.  I keep one in the house just for jack and like the hibiscus, they both get to go outside on the deck during the summer months.  Wouldn’t it just be so much easier if we could  just move to a tropical country? I’d be willing to make this sacrifice. LOL.

This is a 3″x 18″ mixed media/ encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available Here

This is a in progress shot

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