overtime tears

 

Croatia’s overtime goal brought tears to supporters on both sides.
England, you did us all proud. It’s been quite a ride.
Now on to Sunday’s final.

a day of celebration and remembrance

 
On a day of celebration of the rescue of the Thai boy’s soccer team and their coach this little watercolor sketch of France’s only goal against Belgium today is dedicated to the memory of Samarn Kunan, the Thai navy Seal who lost his life, together with thanks to the brave and dedicated international team that saved them all.

back to the beach


 
    
 

Canada Day weekend on spectacular Rathtrevor Beach, Parksville BC. 🇨🇦

thoughts on the 4th of July


 
With the red, white and blue in my painting of Glen Canyon, Arizona, I send best wishes for a Happy 4th of July to my family, friends and followers in the States, although I feel sure like me your thoughts today as you celebrate are for those over two thousand babies and children separated from their mothers and fathers and for whom there is little to celebrate.

Oh Canada

I hope your Canada Day was as special as ours.

How lucky we are to be living in the greatest country on earth.

Happy Canada Day 🇨🇦

heron today, maybe loon tomorrow

 

Oh, the joy of a Sunday afternoon walk in glorious Stanley Park, Vancouver.

plus ça change…

 

The unbearable agony of a mother about to have her baby torn from her arms in this detail from the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua. The image has haunted me ever since I saw it on our visit to the chapel nearly twenty years ago. It was painted by Giotto di Bondone and is as relevant today as when he painted it over seven hundred years ago.
 

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” -Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, 1849