The most enduring possession we have or could ask for: Love

We don’t need another gadget.  Another cup. Another ‘thing.’

What most of us seriously – really need.

Is Love.


Holiday greeting, Love Joy Peace, monotype, red flowers still life,
Love Joy in Red,



Love is, compassion. And mercy and empathy.

I often heard my father say to us, “Until you walk a mile in their shoes……”

Then, he left it right there.  He never needed to finish his sentence.


Love Speaks

So even though,  I may not understand  the present circumstance someone may be in and is feeling –  I can – hold out a hand, a thought.





About the Featured Image – Joy Peace Love


This image is a monotype using Masa paper to hand print on.

For the vase and the other hints of blue I used prussian blue pb27 watersoluble printing ink.

The red ink was a very old tube of watersoluble printing ink, the label long worn away. Its probably Speedball, I think.

The inside white matt I have used a dimpled rough paper, Fabriano rough.  The deep scarlet red outer matting was done with my photo editor.    I chose to leave quite a bit of space with this RED Scarlet matt.



I wanted the emphasis to be on RED.

Red is symbolic for many reasons – love, offerings, giving of self.  But also power, authority, rulership.

Each of us, will have slightly different interpretations of this image and its innate symbolic meanings.

We will often be completely unaware, on the surface,  how we are responding to these symbolic elements.  Until we pause. And reflect on them. Asking.





The art of giving 

Red scarlet love  

Monotypes   peace and zen

Monotypes     red roses

Love Touches 

Love  touch and create, with these Hands

Love  bright and lovely the children




Love:  we don’t NEED another gadget, do we?