January 2015 Newsletter

Friends - 

It's been awhile since I've sat down to write a newsletter! Consequently, I have many new commissions to share with you...as well as a Valentine's Day print sale happening now until February 14th!

Lovers

Now I realize old V-Day is not numero uno on every person's list (and believe me, I get it). For this reason I decided to price not only my "Lovers" print at 20% off, but also "The Retrieval" which was painted at a time in my life when I was learning to love myself again. To be my own valentine. A time when I would read and re-read these stunning words from poet Derek Walcott:

"The time will come  when, with elation  you will greet yourself arriving  at your own door, in your own mirror  and each will smile at the other's welcome, 

and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you 

all your life, whom you ignored for another, who knows you by heart. Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, 

the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror. Sit. Feast on your life."

The-Retrieval-by-Sheila-Dunn-for-web

So this Valentine's Day (and everyday for that matter) I hope to sit and feast on my life. To see beyond just Cupid and recognize love in its infinite forms

In the image of a mother gazing tenderly at her newborn child and the promise of two individuals beginning a life together.

In the beauty of those creatures and places which remain miraculously untamed.

In the ancient wisdom of an old growth juniper tree. And a moon that has borne witness to every season of love in our fleeting human lives, faithfully reflecting this cycle back to us each month through its waxing and waning.

RECENT COMMISSIONS

Lisa and Hudson by Sheila Dunn

Jeff and Laura by Sheila Dunn