Wednesday, November 27, 2013


'Passage' oil pastel, charcoal,  28x33"   Kathleen Faulkner

The river glides in silence.
The night is deep, like a
  loving mother.
A silence goes back and forth
  through the marsh.

The same silence that was here
in my shack waiting for me.
  It was always here.

I was gone so long, now
the silence is so much deeper, and
  I sink down into it.

The sadness I met in the world 
  falls away from me.
One by one my dreams return.

Robert Sund  from 'Shack Medicine'

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

it's just over the next hill

'Hills I Have Known' 33x28" oil pastel;
Kathleen Faulkner

I always knew what I wanted to be when I grew up but I never had a plan.
I still know what I want to be and I still don't really have a plan.

Even though we can't say what the future holds,
I will keep on keeping on because
I think that what I'm looking for is

just over the next hill.

Saturday, November 2, 2013


'Classic Cones'  29x33" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

What can a friend say 
good heart
gentle spirit
creative genius

sometimes the brightest light burns quickest