Tuesday, May 1, 2012

La Fête du Muguet

                                                                        watercolor by  Linda Hampton Smith

"Il y a des pluies délicieuses où le ciel a l'air de pleurer de joie."    Paul-Jean Toulet

Here at home, it's raining a much needed rain.  The pink blossoms on our weeping crabapple trees hang heavy with diamond-like droplets.  Vivid green shoots poke out of a "dark-as-chocolate-cake" soil.  Un embarras of very wet richesses.

For you:  fragrant lily-of-the-vally wishes, un bouquet de muguet (a French May Day tradition that I love).

*With a special bouquet going to Blyden Jackson who has stepped into his new Life and who will forever remain in our hearts. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012. Un Souhait.

Le Bisou Eternel      Gouache on paper   by Linda Hampton Smith

My 2012 gift of a wish for you is une belle naissance, a beautiful birth, of your best self.   Where fears fall away and life is lived with a lightness of spirit, une vrai légèreté
A sparkling, glittering, pétillant portrait of you...as you  heed your whispering heart.  A heart who says this, and only this: 

Tu es bien aimé.  You are so loved.