Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Earth's crammed with heaven

A friend, Ginny Dyson reminded me of this one yesterday...

"Earth's crammed with heaven, 

And every common bush afire with God, 

But only he who sees takes off his shoes; 

The rest sit round and pick blackberries." 

I think that is appropriate for these "fiery" poppies.  One time for a theater production of the Wizard of Oz, I painted an entire field of poppies that was about 8 ft tall by 18 ft.wide, but I never got a photo of it.  It was so much fun and I have loved painting poppies ever since. 

Fire Poppies
16" x 16"
Acrylic on canvas
by Cheryl Harris White