July 28, 2023 Weekly Musings

Christine Alfery

Posted on July 28 2023

July 28, 2023 Weekly Musings


Along the Shore Receives Award

Featured image: Along the Shore

The Manito Art League recently had it’s 58th Annual Show.  This show is a show that is juried after the show is hung.  The judge this year was Mary Ann Beckwith. Mary Ann Beckwith is a signature member is the American Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society, and the International; Experimental Artist Society. I often see she work in the same national exhibitions I am in  so it was an honor to meet her in person and talk with her during the reception to know her.

I don’t know if she knew me, or recognized my work but she did award my work, “Rocks Along The Shore” a Blue Ribbon, and made these comments about it;  “ Interesting spatial division exists in this piece. The juxtaposition of complementary color gives this work energy.  I was drawn to the marks, unexpected patterns and solid composition.”

I am greatly honored by the award and her words.



Little Birds

Featured image: June Flicker

little birds 
constant songs 
                 and chattering
the day


Take A Breath

Featured image: Wind Breathes

Take a breath
of the new dawn
and make it a part of you
…Hopi Wisdom



Featured image: Loon

watching her slowly
knowing her quiet thoughts
enjoying her enjoying
     the silence of the
     morning and those
wonderful morning thoughts
     paddling across
     the lake
as ripples of symmetric
     emerge with each paddle


Lost Her

Featured image: Lost Friend

I have lost her  …..
Where did she go?
I know she is gone.
I don’t know where.
I miss her.  she is/was
so much a part of me, 
I try 
hoping to find her again.
trying to remember 
what made her come … 
what made her go
so I can find her again
but can’t
she is just gone.
I have lost her ….
I miss her.

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