“Time In A Bottle”
Acrylic on Canvas – Summer 2014

I love music from the 60’s and 70’s.  I guess that’s what I get for growing up listening to it being played on my parent’s vinyl record player.  One of the musicians that really stands out to me is Jim Croche.. and my favorite song by him is ‘Time in a Bottle’.  If you don’t know it, look up the lyrics! Ahh, so good!  Anyways, it was my parent’s song when they got married, but I simply love the lyrics because life is short and you have to follow your heart.  That being said, I do believe that love is a choice.  Finding that special someone is about finding someone you want to go through time and all of it’s ups and downs with.

The night before I painted this, Richard and I had a huge heart to heart where we reassessed our relationship and ourselves.  You may disagree but I think it’s a good thing to do from time to time.. and you learn more about each other and grow closer in the process (at least we usually do!)  When all was said and done I walked around the cabin we were in and saw the lyrics to this song taped on a table.. and then it wouldn’t go away.  The next day I got up and sitting on a hill behind our cabin in the woods painted what I saw and felt.

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