Thursday, October 18, 2018

Jack's Bull Creek

When giving thanks comes hard for you,
And things are grim and hope runs thin,
Despair's a door to pass on through,
and not a home for living in.
When thanksgiving fills your cup,
And those you love are all about,
Look at your blessings, count them up,
and give back something to the world

Robert Mabry Doss
study | oil on panel | 9.7" x 6" Flanegan

Thursday, July 19, 2018

every day is Mandela Day

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead."
Nelson Mandela

Especially given the current political climate, what a timely and welcomed opportunity to
celebrate inspired leadership, the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Hope you had a chance to learn more about his profound sacrifice and service during yesterday's Mandela Day. Or if you wish, access the above link and get ready to be awestruck.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


"I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us
where we are but does not leave us where it found us."
Anne Lamott

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sláinte Chugat!

Cheers and Good Health Wishes and Happy Birthday to my brother, David!

“There are no strangers here, only friends you have not yet met.” 
William Butler Yeats
morning light, detail | oil on panel | 8" x 8" Flanegan

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Third Time's the Charm

“Let the beauty we love be what we do.” 
Rumi, 1207-1273
hydrangea 3 | oil on cradled panel | 6" x 6" Flanegan $150
There are paintings in an artist's studio that beg to be revisited. So when a friend surprised me with hydrangeas, I was convinced it was a sign to paint over my shy attempt from a few years back. : )

hydrangea 2 | oil on panel | 6" x 6" Flanegan 

Monday, January 15, 2018

100 Miles Across

"One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions.
Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Shy on Flamenco Beach | oil on panel | 6" x 8" Flanegan $150
Lin-Manuel Miranda raps a gift for Puerto Rico. 
Please pray for these American families and contribute what you can to help them rebuild.
50% of the sale price of this painting will benefit our fellow citizens displaced
by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

It's been four months since Maria devastated Puerto Rico and NPR reported this evening that 40% of the residents still have no electricity.

Monday, January 1, 2018


Boots | oil on panel | 6" x 6" Flanegan