Category Archives: art

A DIFFERENT TIME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This painting was done at a re-enactment rendezvous several years ago.  Paul’s character was an artist from the 1800s, who like Seth Eastman, would paint the people of the new unexplored parts … Continue reading

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SUMMER TREASURE

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The edge of a bluff lined river – a glassy reflection glistens and bounces onto a hill. The light touches the rims of trees and buildings, creating patterns dancing from one place to another .  The deep crevices fill with … Continue reading

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THE ARTIST PAINTS, BECAUSE HE MUST

WATERCOLOR SKETCH BY PAUL BOECHER© “I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.”  Michelangelo When you have a … Continue reading

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EARLY MORNING LIGHT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© As the morning light arises, on a pasture green sublime, Sun light kisses trees and branches, balancing the sands of time, Though through danger I will wander, snares are set at every turn, God is … Continue reading

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EARLY HARVEST

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Fruit, luscious, ripe and sumptuous, A result of tender care and nurturing, A life giving sustenance for those who taste of it, God’s gift to man is the fruit of the spirit, … Continue reading

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SOME DAYS ARE MADE FOR PAINTING

ART & INSPIRATION BY KATHY BOECHER© Last week I posted about taking advantage of the good days.  I planned on a rerun the next day, but having overdone it the day before, led to less strenuous activity. I love my garden … Continue reading

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FIXER UPPER

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A little house stands all alone, no people left inside, There once was life within that house and laughter did abide, The windows are now boarded up, the grass is overgrown, The roof … Continue reading

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HE LEADETH ME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© You never cease to hold me in Your strong and mighty hand, You calm and gently guide when I so blatantly demand, You guide my steps, You hold me tight, You strengthen me … Continue reading

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INSTANT SUMMER

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When we left for our trip to So. Carolina at the end of April, our ground was still covered with the remnants of a winter blizzard that pounded us a week before.  … Continue reading

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THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What is the price of liberty? Where lies the victor’s prize? Is it in bodies laying still, beneath the cold, dark skies? The cost to win our freedom cannot be seen in life, But … Continue reading

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SAILING

A fresh, crisp morning, The sun barely peaking over the eastern horizon, Boats being readied, Sails hoisted, The chatter of excited voices, The race is about to begin, Early summer days, Filled with billowing, white sails, Memories of a younger life, … Continue reading

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DAYS GONE BY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Sun kissed cobblestones, line the streets of gold, Streets we long to walk one day when heaven we behold, Dreams of simpler times, days of having fun, Time to spend with those … Continue reading

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SOLSTICE

Soft, buttery shades of yellow, melt in the summer sun, Reaching to touch the face of God, finding a place to run, Days at their highest peak of light, soon like the flowers fade, We bask in the glow of … Continue reading

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A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

“Eventually all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.  The river was cut by the world’s Great Flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time.  On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the … Continue reading

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BRIDGE TO SOMEWHERE

 “Last scene of all…Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”  AS YOU LIKE IT, Shakespeare Every life stage is composed of its own specific pattern, In infancy, we demand, We scream, We cry, As … Continue reading

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WASHED CLEAN

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© – Painted at the Erickson Farmstead this past rainy weekend. Shades of grey, crimson and yellow dot the landscape with a magical mist, Covering a multitude of sins, I wonder if this is how we … Continue reading

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TRUE PEACE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© There are places we simply crave to be, Serene, comfortable places where we can find solitude, Tightly clinging to the quietness of alone time, Away from the clamor of every day life, Isolated, apart … Continue reading

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IMAGINATION

te I –   IDEAS – tons of creative thought processes, melding into one.  The spark that ignites invention. M – MIND – The brain is the core of invention.  We have so many storage spots and memory banks, there really … Continue reading

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ONCE OLD, NEW AGAIN

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Even though this weekend promises to be one of the hottest in June, my artist husband, who does much of his art outdoors, will be painting at an artisans market at a renovated farmstead, several … Continue reading

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SOLITUDE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Where is that simple, quiet place, that you’ve been longing for, Is it within your own backyard or at your own front door, It can be the peaceful beauty, we hold within our hand, … Continue reading

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