Sunday, November 25, 2012

Rose Cottage & A Winter's Tale

Rose Cottage by megan_n_smith_99
Rose Cottage, a photo by megan_n_smith_99 on Flickr.
I am listening to Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin - a book I've also read a number of times. It is unique in being fantasy, sci-fi, AND magical realism. It is a really wonderful story. Here is one of my favorite quotes from it:

"Who said," lashed out Isaac Penn, "that you, a man, can always perceive justice? Who said that justice is what you imagine? Can you be sure that you know it when you see it, that you will live long enough to recognize the decisive thunder of its occurrence, that it can be manifest within a generation, within ten generations, within the entire span of human existence? What you are talking about is common sense, not justice. Justice is higher and not as easy to understand -- until it presents itself in unmistakable splendor. The design of which I speak is far above our understanding. But we can sometimes feel its presence.
"No choreographer, no architect, engineer, or painter could plan more thoroughly and subtly. Every action and every scene has its purpose. And the less power one has, the closer he is to the great waves that sweep through all things, patiently preparing them for the approach of a future signified not by simple human equity (a child could think of that), but by luminous and surprising connections that we have not imagined, by illustrations terrifying and benevolent -- a golden age that will show not what we wish, but some bare awkward truth upon which rests everything that ever was and everything that ever will be. There is justice in the world, Peter Lake, but it cannot be had without mystery.”
― Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale

This painting is:
Rose Cottage
watercolor & ink
Available on Etsy.
I've also got some new hats on Etsy.  Through the end of the day Monday, take 15% off in my Etsy store w/ coupon code NOV2012.

 & Zazzle is having some sales today too.. If you click the banner on the top of the zazzle page it will give you discount codes for a variety of products. My zazzle shop is:

I hope you had a wonderful and peaceful thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Cindy D. said...

I love this painting! Such an adorable house and I always love your colors. Big fan of your Etsy shop too. :)