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I tried to oil paint this year, I failed miserably. I just work... and love those I love. Do you know how love feels? Do you know what love means? You know, I think the word LOVE was a typographical error by some dyslexic scribe who meant to write LIVE. I started an online oak encyclopedia. My sister would have loved this. It is a chance for me to plot and plan what I need to do with this burgeoning collection of nuts.

I have drawn over three hundred Art Card sized acorn/leaf set illustrations so far. I have been studying and reading about oak trees and acorns for more than three years.  Here is my working encyclopedia. It is my way of unleashing the nerd within. I have been hiding in there. Maybe it's time to share it. :) I am very excited about the Index Tab. It allows me to organize these hundreds of cards I have in my hands. Check it out. You might learn a thing or two about nuts. If you follow the blog, you will be eligible to join the monthly drawing for an original art card ATC/ACEO giveaway. After all, what am I going to do with all these nuts in my hand? Share them, I suppose. You may collect 9 and then frame them. The nuts look rather elegant when framed together and have graced the walls of many beautiful homes.


k.h.whitaker said...

Well my inner nerd would like to tell your inner nerd, that I love your nuts ;) Your new acorn page is awesome! I love the index, very cool, nerdy and detailed. They also look very nice on your walls and I'm imagining them on mine :D

Steve E said...

LOVE may mean LIVE...but that rhymes with GIVE. Of your heart and soul, give to your family who is here, you friends who number in hundreds--thousands--well, not all "close" of course, but Peeps who care, nonetheless.

The Peeps who REALLY are living, are those who have gone before us--we say (incorrectly) "died"

And so I feel good for them, talk to them (yes, out loud!) when I'm alone--because they cannot read my thoughts, any more than ever before.

Your love is rewarded by their kind thoughts of YOU, and they are close--CLOSER--than always before. Your love is cherished by those who are "gone"..it is indeed NEEDED by them--it is what I believe.

No, I do NOT "know" these things, but sometimes I feel inspired to write them to you.

In LOVE and service, and JOY, from
Steve E :-)

Arija said...

Ces my dear, we seem to be going hand in hand along this road of losing our loved ones. All my siblings are gone. as is our neighbour of over 40 years and now, even my husband has left me. His shell is in a nursing home but Mr.Alzheimer has taken his mind away. My grandchildren are most caring but loneliness, at times, sweeps over me like a fog. I have inherited a little dog, of disreputable origin. She was a good friend since the first we we came to Adelaide, 43 years ago.
I wish I could churn out lovely art works like you do . . . I have brought out my paints and drawing material and have not touched a thing. My heart just doesn't seem to be in anything, even my photography has lapsed since my legs have been ulcerated.
Somewhere in the greater scheme of things,this obviously is a learning period we must go through.
Just take it day by day and be grateful for all those you love that you still have around you.
And I love you too . . . Tsup

Ces Adorio said...

Thank you Karen. I am working (real work work, from home and trying to decorate the house for Christmas. :) I hope you will be the first winner :) Have a great Sunday. Tsup!

Ces Adorio said...

Steve, I want you to know, how much I truly appreciate your thoughtful comments. When I am in pain as I am now, (I don't know why my left plantar surface hurts) your words are a soothing salve, perhaps because I feel such sincerity compared to common words in today's world filled with shallow intentions and words that do not mean much. I am lucky and blessed that my blog friends and visitors have been forthright and their kind words I value and appreciate very much. Have a great Sunday. Tsup!

Ces Adorio said...

Arija, I think of you every time I draw an acorn. I think of the people I love and whose virtuous lives are a source of inspiration and strength for me. To you and them I dedicate my acorn drawings. I love you. Tsup!

Ces Adorio said...

...and by the way, I do not have thousands, hundreds or very many friends. I never strive to have many, just work for a few very good ones :)