Reflections and notes on the relationship of art to nature and of nature to art from along Warwoman Creek, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Katuah Province of Turtle Island, where the light, the dark, the seasons, the time of deep past, deep present and deep future all mix in alchemal mists to reveal and hide and transform these slopes, shaded coves, bright rivers, deep forests and me, and together sustain me and my art.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


My first book of poems and paintings will debut on May 1, 2010 at the Georgia Forest Watch Benefit: Wild & Woolly Native Plant Sale and Book Festival in Rabun County, Georgia.

This is a limited edition of 50 signed and numbered copies, the first ten including an original watercolor.

Saddle stitched
26 pages
13 poems
13 paintings
8.5"h. x 5.5"w.

Price:  #1-#10 with original watercolor - $35.00 (plus $2.50 shipping)
           #11-#50 - $15.00 (plus $2.50 shipping)

These poems and paintings explore our relationship to nature and the nature of our place in it. Not just any relationship, not just any place, but rooted here along the banks of Warwoman Creek in the North Georgia Mountains where I am trying, with all my heart, to come home to. It's all a great river, and my hope is to meet you there.

These poems and paintings offer something special - bringing together for the ear, the eye, and the imagination - the breaching of morning light, the call of the red-tailed hawk, and the dreams that weave through our vision. It's all a great river. I'll meet you there.

Poems and paintings share something important - a concentrated form of paying attention - paying attention to what is! Paintings are still and yet move in our minds, thoughts, and feelings. Poems are always moving in our minds, our thoughts, our feelings, and yet they form pooling echoes of the still and eternal present. Paintings and poems, two sides of one bright coin, tumbling in a great river. I'll meet you there

'Take Me to the River: Poems & Paintings for Coming Home' will be available for purchase beginning May 1, 2010.  To purchase a copy join me May 1st, at the Georgia Forest Watch Wild & Woolly Native Plant Sale and Book Festival in Rabun County, Georgia,  or e-mail me beginning May 1st at to reserve your copy at

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