Tag: Family and Friends

Needlepoint and Easter Lily

Karl took these photos in 2013. I made the needlepoint picture a long time ago, and then had it framed professionally.  The kit was high quality, and the picture is from a painting by Paul Cezanne. We still enjoy the picture in our home.

I began again with needlepoint after I was blogging here for a time. To remember how, I looked at an unfinished piece by my grandmother, Grace, who died a year before I was born. My mother gave me a few of her mother’s handmade aprons. I think my art is from Grace, and my love of language is from my mother. All gifts from God.

Ellen Grace Olinger

cover art

cover art

more beautiful books
on my desk
than I can read

thoughts of my mother
and our shared love of language

some spaces only God can fill

language and books
and all the conversations
among artists who
may not know
one another

fill my heart too

and Spring today

from my April archives:

beginning
in the area
where we had
to take a tree down
new peony leaves

Peonies: wpclipart

Poems: Ellen Grace Olinger

afternoon light

afternoon light
in my small study

shines on small gifts
from my mother
and aunt that I placed
on file cabinets today

a small gesture
that recalls their homes
and brings comfort
to my soul

listened to music
I’ve known for years

poetry books from friends

these many gifts
of each day

Ellen Grace Olinger

Interurban Trail, Town of Holland
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
August 26, 2018
Photos by Karl