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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Nest Series ...

The year continues in review ~

Empty Nest w/Feather - 6x6" Oil on canvas


Nest Eggs, 10 x 12" Oil on canvas


Empty Nest with Shell Fragments, 6x6" Oil on canvas

This set of 3 is very symbolic to me - it represents my family. My three children - treasures each one - each unique and gifted..... the delights of my life. They have populated my nest for 20 something years - and now are either flown, flying, or perched on the edge of the nest flapping their wings! That leaves the nest quite empty and, yes, a bit lonely sometimes.

At the moment - this Christmas season - my nest is full again! I'm cherishing every minute!
And ... my oldest has brought home his treasure - his new wife! I'm honored to call her my daughter! I'm beginning to realize that although there have been difficult times that left me tending the nest all alone, that I've sadly watched my children fly off, and I've been the singular occupant as well, that the nest is in fact a place of gathering - larger than before.

3 comments:

Anna said...

Helen your nest series are beautiful. Congratulations on your new daughter in law. All the best. Anna :)

Fred Bell said...

The nests are terrific. I usually think of them as kind of icky. You make them look inviting.

Helen Read said...

Thank you, Anna and Fred. Kind words... encouraging! I appreciate you taking a look and making a comment!

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