Wednesday, April 28, 2010

silent dance

the silent dance of breakfast
sleepily waltzing around each other
in our small kitchen
real coffee for you
decaf or tea for me 

we sit quietly with our cereal
and watch the trees in back
gray squirrels climb up on the railing
and eat the seeds you set out for them
a flash of red as a cardinal
sneaks a seed when they leave

in spring the door is open
and we hear them singing
but each morning I love
our quiet time together
before our hectic day starts

no words are needed
after 25 years together
just a glance, a smile
and the day begins

©2010 Linda H Feinberg

author's note: it may be spring today, but I saw snowflakes and had to put on the heat to take the chill off the house!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Alton Home Show

Joe & I did the Alton Home Show this weekend, sponsored by the Rotary.  It was in their beautiful high school and there were over 100 vendors.  Interesting, but tiring.  I sold two prints and quite a few cards.  Joe sold some books and had his new book on display  He's ordered the books and they should be here in a couple of weeks. The books look beautiful and I'm proud of him.  Some of my photos, one sketch and a few poems are also in the book.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Arts Award

I entered one work in this art show and was pleasantly surprised to get an award.  There were over 60 entries and four prizes.  The piece I entered was posted on the blog in May 09, Autumn Leaves on Belmont Street.  I had matted and framed it with a barnboard frame.  Received many compliments :)

This is the second time I received an award on this piece. My original posting was in May of last year: Autumn Leaves Painting

I received the first award in September 2009 from Manchester Artist Association for this piece. I rarely submit my work for voting. Usually I just make cards, but I have the original of this one for sale on my web site and hope to sell it eventually. Linda's Store

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pulpit Rock, Bedford, NH

We had an easy hike last weekend in nearby Bedford. We hadn't been there in many years and we were surprised at all the development, lots of big houses where there used to be woods. I guess people still have money for mansions.

More photos at: Pulpit Rock photos

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I have been working on this pencil self-portrait on and off for a few weeks, just a few minutes at a time. I started from a photo to get the angle and shape of the face, but then I bought a mirror to put up on my easel.  I think it looks like me but I certainly need more practice at this. When I started taking art classes 10 years ago, I never imagined I would be drawing at this level, so I am pleased but still see room for improvement. My next class starts in a few weeks, botanical illustration. I'm looking forward to it. For those of you who think I should have done a smiley face, I preferred my half smile expression. It's a better reflection of my inner self. Of course, one of the problems with drawing in pencil (grayscale) is that I couldn't figure out how to portray my white hair.  Maybe someday I'll do a color portrait.

We are having a beautiful day today, so now I'm going out to play in the dirt and do some more yard cleanup.  I can actually plant my onion sets today. I have some coming up from last year, so I know it's safe to put them in.  It's too early here to plant anything else.