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It is summer in South Africa and everything is green! (Dec. 2010)
ART: Oil
Thanks to Esperanza
who bought a card from me today: 19 June 2011.


Thanks to Maree who bought a card from me today: 4 July 2011

Thanks to Alma
who bought a card on 2 Aug. 2011.


Thanks to the anonymous buyer! Another card sold! 2 Febr. 2012.

another card to someone wonderful! Thanks so much!!
27 November 2013.

A card
THE HOSTS CHOICE in the group ART AT HEART
12 December 2010
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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. ~John Lubbock
Barbara Glatzeders’
favourite poem by Douglas Stewart
To lie on the grass and watch,
Amused and indifferent,
The fever that drives the ant
To nowhere that matters much;

To lie on the grass with the moths
While, spry with the thought of murder,
Goes scurrying by the spider
Speckled and muttering oaths;

To lie on the grass in a dream
Where nothing will start or stir
But the grasshopper splashing the air
With a flicker of yellow flame;

Oh, to be half asleep
In the peace of the sunlit pasture
Is to lie like a lion at leisure
Where the little kingdoms creep,

And suddenly to be confused
By a prickle of spine and hair
And a notion of eyes in the air
Indifferent and amused.

Oil on canvas. The original is framed and in my child, Marethes’ house.
Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer’s year – it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul. ~Author Unknown
Dis Oktober en somer in Suid-Afrika! Elke dag is ’n fees van kleure: groen en blou en geel! Voëls fluit en die son skyn warm op ons kaal arms. Dis heerlik om te lewe!

A mounted print
Almas’ poem:
Summer

Were the summers of my childhood
always like this…
was the sky always so blue,
bending to kiss
the land so green.

Did the golden sun always tease the earth,
persuading her to give birth
to her bounty of seeds,
weaving a multicoloured carpet of delight.

Was the smell of grass
crushed beneath my little feet,
combined with the scents of the flowers
always so heady
that it is transported down the years
in my memory.

If a picture paints a thousand words
then this one to me
paints my memories of a childhood,
of sights and sounds and smells
rekindled in its beauty,
nothing is withheld.

Thanks dear Alma!

A laminated print

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.

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Comments

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 4 years ago

    beautiful!

  • Thanks so much Charmiene, also for adding to your favs! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Valentina D
    Valentina Dabout 4 years ago

    So beautiful and filled with joy

  • Thank you very much Valentina, also for adding to your favs! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123about 4 years ago

    beautiful painting

  • Thanks Elaine!! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Thanks for adding my painting to your favourites as well!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 4 years ago

    Wow, this is REALLY great Liz! It’s like I’m looking at it from lying on my stomach! Really gorgeous! No wonder Marethe claimed it!!

  • Thanks so much Maree, I enjoyed painting this one!
    Thanks for adding it to your favs! x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • almaalice
    almaaliceabout 4 years ago

    This is beautiful Elizabeth. When I was a very smalll child we lived in a terraced house with just a small yard. I used have to go a farm on a Saturday to collect eggs which were at a premium just after the war.On the way I walked across open fields and in spring and early summer this is exactly what I saw. The delight of the open space and the fields of flowers was worth the long walk for little legs. This has completely rekindled those precious memories from so long ago. Thank you. Alma x

  • What a lovely comment Alma! I’m so glad I could bring back those wonderful memories of childhood! Thanks so much! Also for adding it to your favs, I feel honoured! x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful color & movement.

  • Thanks so much Marsha, I appreciate your words!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisabout 4 years ago

  • Baie dankie Johan dat jy dit aanvaar het!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederabout 4 years ago

    I hope you don’t mind my posting this here, but it just reminded me so much of one of my favourite poems, by Douglas Stewart:

    To lie on the grass and watch,
    Amused and indifferent,
    The fever that drives the ant
    To nowhere that matters much;

    To lie on the grass with the moths
    While, spry with the thought of murder,
    Goes scurrying by the spider
    Speckled and muttering oaths;

    To lie on the grass in a dream
    Where nothing will start or stir
    But the grasshopper splashing the air
    With a flicker of yellow flame;

    Oh, to be half asleep
    In the peace of the sunlit pasture
    Is to lie like a lion at leisure
    Where the little kingdoms creep,

    And suddenly to be confused
    By a prickle of spine and hair
    And a notion of eyes in the air
    Indifferent and amused.

  • How lovely!! I don’t mind at all, I’ll copy and paste it next to my painting (if you don’t mind..?) It is so beautiful! I love poetry, I think you knew it! ;-)
    Thanks so much Barbara!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylabout 4 years ago

    Thanx for submitting your artwork into our group ♫.•°°African Art At heART°°•.♫
    18 October 2010

  • My pleasure, thanks for accepting!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 4 years ago

    I feel the breeze in such a pleasant place…

  • Thanks Sally….you are welcome to stay!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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