“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau

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I like to make things, especially mistakes. Please visit my blog where I display lots of art as well. Between the By-Road and the Main Road

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  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 3 years ago


  • Thanks

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Michael McCasland
    Michael McCaslandover 3 years ago

    Excellent work.

  • Thanks so much.

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyover 3 years ago

    Ahhh – the words of my distant mentor. How Walden changed my life . . . civil disobedience and reverence for the lessons in nature. A fitting tribute to one of our greatest early thinkers – thanks for that, Mary.

  • He was a remarkable writer and naturalist.

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeover 3 years ago

    A moving work Mary…a truly remarkable series…kudos

  • Thank you Rick.

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Mllrg973
    Mllrg973over 3 years ago

    Beautiful picture, Maryann!!!! Nice job ;)

  • thanks. Appreciate that.

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 3 years ago

    Wow! fantastic combination.

  • played with it a lot. thanks.

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 3 years ago



  • Thank you. Honored. I wasn’t sure about this one.

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Anji Johnston
    Anji Johnstonover 3 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant Mary Ann

  • Thank you so much Anji.

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • -Whisper-
    -Whisper-over 3 years ago

    Love the subtle face and the writing, wonderful artwork!

  • Thanks

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 3 years ago

    Excelent series!!!!

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