Often, as we travel through life we are challenged to go an extra step.
As my children grew I realized they would someday be on their own and that
I needed to create a world where I could continue to travel while their
lives went down a different lane. I returned to college and to growing in
my creativity. I learned to communicate not only with others but with
the inner being within me. I learned this being need to be free to
grow and to always be challenged. In the 60's I learned to abstract from
what my eyes saw to what my mind's eye interpreted. In the 70's I grasped many
of the realities of life, while in the 80's I dealt with those realities and
grew. In the 90's I have arrived at a crossroad and have made choices
which would have been impossible at any other time, hoping that in the
new millenium I will arrive where God has shown me the way to go.
At the top right is a painting of a mine, Yellow Rose, painted during this
time of my beginning to choose at the crossroad. It is 3 1/2' X 4 1/2' in
size with the large rose being one of my looks at the fine, beautiful detail
which our world is created.
Below right was my first study for this idea with a beginning of a surrealist
look at the freedom of butterflies.
These studies have been continued in my Butterfly Shadow quilt view earlier in
My roads to my links
My creativity, available to you.
Often people ask if my work is available through a shop or if I own a
shop, the answer is neither. I have created, with the help of a loving
husband and family places in our home to bring forth what you see here and
If you would like to know more or to contact me you may do so at:
J. Marie Arts & Quilts
P.O. Box 405
Umatilla, OR 97882