Sunday, October 31, 2010

Rhoda's Voice

your voice is fading now, my cheery cousin
you were always so happy to hear from me
I’m out walking on a windy autumn day
watching the beautiful leaves blowing around
leaving a russet, orange and yellow
carpet in the yard
their colors are fading too

I can’t just pick up the phone
to call you any more
but when I stop for a moment
to listen and think of you
I can still hear your voice in my mind
as you pick up the phone, smiling
and calling out – “Linda, it’s cousin Linda”

my cousin, more like a sister to me,
you are missed and our family
is not the same

in memory of Rhoda Moshel Coleman z”l

©Linda H. Feinberg

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Angel's Blessing

This is a traditional Jewish blessing, sometimes given to the children when they go to bed. I think it's very beautiful. All the names of the angels have "el" in them, which refers to God in Hebrew. I have made this available as a small card and will have it at the craft shows I am doing next month. I'll put it up on my web site today too.

The art is acrylic paint  (I am taking classes now and learning how to paint) on canvas. I found this quite difficult and hope it will get easier as I learn more. The view is a winter sunset from my window. Our house faces west and we get beautiful sunset views. When we first moved in we could see the small mountains outside Manchester (Uncanoonucs), but now there are many trees in the way. On a clear winter day, we can still see the tops of the mountains.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Life haiku

Life is a journey
Wisdom comes from learning
Joy from an open heart

copyright 2010 Linda H. Feinberg

For the purists, haiku is 17 syllables, but in the form of 3 lines of 5/7/5. This one did not quite make that format, but is still 17 syllables.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Irish Blessing

Old blessing, new card design. Not up on my web store yet, but I will have at the next craft show in Manchester, Saturday, November 6th, Brookside Church.

Art copyright 2010 Linda H. Feinberg. This is a watercolor painting of Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City, Utah. (You can view it larger by clicking on it.)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall color 2010

Fall color is not at its peak yet here, but still very beautiful. The top 2 photos I took yesterday while walking the Heads Pond trail in Hooksett with Dina and Joe.  The bottom photo I took on Saturday while walking at nearby Dorrs Pond.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pencil Portrait/Linda

Pencil & graphite portrait done from photo I posted earlier, taken in the 1940's. Each time I got one part of the face the way I liked it, I saw that another part needed fixing. Unfortunately, when I went to fix one area, I scratched it and couldn't remove the dark spot so I had to use Photoshop. Anyway, this is just for my sketchbook and I learned a good lesson from it, don't overwork and drive yourself crazy!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Andres Institute-more photos

These are Joe's photos. I liked the man in the rock one, I thought that was very creative. As you can see from the photo he took of me, I was having a good time!  Maybe next week I'll have finished some of my own pieces and can put them up. I am working on a pencil sketch from the old photo of me I put up earlier. In my painting class, I am almost done with my first real acrylic painting on canvas. It should be done by next week.