Friday, January 10, 2014


Nancy Herman
6" x 8"
oil on canvas board

When I finish a painting I put it in a box that sits by my desk.  I have lots of boxes and each one has a label.  This painting fiits into the catagory of "little miracles".  The way the snow glistens on the top of each pile on the branch with the fantastic blue of the shadows setting it off gives me a thrill.  
If we can be alive to the little pleasures around us every day, there is a good chance we can be happy.

“A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered.”
― C.S. LewisOut of the Silent Planet

“That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.”
― Edgar Allan PoePoems and Essays