Drinking Alcohol taught me how to fly
Then it took away the sky....

Friday, February 25, 2011


What pleasure!
What treasure!
A special blog-friend who lives in the Napa Valley paints and keeps on painting, though burdened with pain. LINDA, Linda, Linda. Click on her name, you'll find the same liveliness, loveliness and sweetness which I discovered there.

The colorful print--above--Linda sent me a week ago. It is the header of her blog which I have admired for a couple years now, have watched it grow in population, layers, and color.

I've been given also an appreciation of the many different 'seasons' in Sonoma County, from one hill/mountain to the next, different soil, different climate, different grape, different wine. All blest by the Divine.

When you visit LINDA please do a favor for yourself and view her PAINTINGS. Probably for sale, as the grape-growing business has hit hard times, along with all the other parts of our economy...

If Linda allows, I will be posting a piece of her work from time to time. Linda has struggled through much more than "hard times"...as you might read in her profile.
Love and PEACE!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


  1. oh wow steve...thanks for the intro to linda...her art is amazing..love the bright colors andflowing imagery...what a treet...

  2. Wow, this is amazing, I love the texture and the colors..thanks for the share!!!!

    xo Gabi

  3. BRIAN!
    Awww! I was hoping someone else miight see what I see there. Thank you for the comment.

    We have a number of FINE artists contributing their talents for our enjoyment, discernment, and quality of life. And *I* am grateful for them all!
    Blessings, YOU!!!

  4. Steve, I thank you for the beauty and color you have shared here. I will follow Linda down her colorful path. Smiles, Jane

  5. ... oh, thank you for the link, which is a feast for the eyes and the mind ... wonderful colors, beautiful photos and texts with content, I have spent much time on the site ...

  6. ah steve, i am so thrilled you love this as much as i do, perhaps even more so! i am hoping to see a photo of it framed with YOU standing beside it!!

    and thank you for linking back to my blog for all these lovely 'peeps' who may want to wander by...i did notice there were more visiting today thanks to you, kind sir...

    as always, you are a treasure and this is nothing in comparison to all you give to others in this world. much much love to you, filled with a large dose of gratitude. xox

    I'm so glad you like her work, as I do also. Thanks for being here!

    Dear, you are always eager to visit, see new things, new people, and hear new ideas. I know you will stay young for many more years than the numbers will show. Me, too!

    A 'colorful' comment--grin! You're GOOD!

    You are so nice! In so many ways--grin!

    Refer something back--anytime. I am as eager as anyone to visit new places. Thanks. PEACE!

    As we all have or had issues of one thing or another, most are not like yours...incurable. And you live daily--hourly--with the pain, but stay happy in your work, your love, painting and writing. AND designing your blog sites. Thank you so much for this gift from your heart to mine. I understand. Love and PEACE to you and yours.

  8. What a beautiful image! See how much you are loved!!!

    Your comments make me smile and laugh. Now why in the world would I want to moderate them? Thank you!

  9. CES!
    What a sweet comment you left here for Linda. Thank you. And yes, she IS a special person. I could never visit out there though, I'm afraid they won't let a Peep into Sonoma County unless she/he drinks wine. Good night, all! PEACE!