Sunday, November 18, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Lost


Am I chasing stars or running away from the moon? 
I can’t tell anymore 
I know I’m lost in the wilderness 
I like it that way. 
Sometimes in my childhood 
I’d walk barefoot along warm dirt roads 
looking for wild strawberries under the late June sun 
Other times I’d sneak into the woods 
to sit near a frog pond
and read Ayn Rand while I smoked my parents’ cigarettes. 
I climbed a pine tree to ride out a thunder storm once
like John Muir 
In the noise and the rain and the wind 
hanging on for a dearer life
I saw Heaven all around me 
shining through the cracks in a deep indigo sky
When the storm was over 
I climbed down wet branches
blinded 
and seeing more than I ever had before.
Later I traded that vision
for answers to all the wrong questions
and a map to all the wrong places
In that darkness
with no lightning to guide me
I almost couldn’t find my way back.
It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done
getting lost again 
in the wilderness
to play with the stars and the moon.
I like it that way.

~Becky Robbins

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

House Sparrow


House Sparrow
12"x12" oil pastel on canvas


Thank you to Karen Broemmelsick for the inspiration. I loved every minute of painting her.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Northern Cardinal


Northern Cardinal
12"x12" oil pastel on canvas


I painted this as a gift for my cardinal-loving spouse. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Red-tailed Hawk


Red-tailed Hawk
9"x12" oil pastel on canvas


This was commissioned for some dear friends. Red-tailed Hawks hold a special place in their hearts.