#1 The Lights Of Life – $1,200 Each of our lives are like a candle. Our wicks go out at different times. We burn differently. We look different when the end arrives. But…in the meantime…no matter our color or shape or size or gender or age…our lives flow on and touch each other at different times and in different directions until the Light of all life blows out our flame.
#2 Life $900 And there it is…alive and unlimited! Serene and floating with no further struggle. Colors of this serenity and beauty too deep and endless to ever be experienced to its fullest. That’s the journey. That’s the hope.
#3 Freedom - $500 When I got my first car, it was a VW bug. I found this old hub cap one day and He said put it in canvas. When I did I was told the title and I knew. I got the car and I got my first chance at freedom to leave the house when I wanted. Yippee! Never to be trapped again.
#4 Eve…Arise! - $1,200 The first woman was not an afterthought but a further extension of the Divine Maker. As then…women must not be afraid of their beauty and must arise and come out as God has made them. Remove your moss and come forth “Eve”!
#5 Conflicting Colors Connected Together – $900 No matter how we see ourselves, no matter how our body looks or what color it is…our lives intersect. Some parts are more fragile than others but we are connected. The colors may not seem appealing alone but when placed next to another…wow…what a difference!
#6 Glimpses of Heaven in Me – $3,000 Broken, floating glimpses of who I am…what I am…where I am…all disconnected and struggling to understand how to see the Glory at the center. Not wanting to see yet while wanting to. But there is hope. The darkness is being overcome.
#7 And The Angels Sang – $500 The night the Promise…Jesus…was born the angels sang and the heavenlies responded with uncontainable joyous light from the sounds of this angelic choir. The redemption of the Divine Plan had now arrived. Joy burst heaven wide open for the world as Hope arrived. It could not be contained again.
#8 A Walk In The Forrest – $1,000 Sometimes the walk seems dark and confusing. We must keep walking. There is a way out and the trees aren’t as big or foreboding as they appear. We are not alone. The gentle beams of light remind us.
#9 Sudden Bursts of New Beginnings – $1,200 Just an egg….just a sperm… just an intimate moment. But then…sudden beginnings, unseen and life-changing. Not a just… a “just”.
#10 A Peak At The Party - $1,100 I read a book recently by an author who said that all that happened in our lives..good, bad, difficult, easy…was for one purpose… to get us to His party. A big party! He loves us so much…He wants us there at all cost. He already paid a big price. It’s free. Now He wants to give us a little peak.
#11 Believe – $900 Christmas…a time that the word “believe” is written everywhere. But in what? A man in a beard and red suit? We have to look closely at what doesn’t appear all that noticeably anymore to find out the true secret to believe.
#12 Fighting for Life – $900 Life is not easy. We have broken pieces of our wishing ball spread throughout it- stepped on and crushed, nails that try to hold things together that sometimes cause us to bleed while trying to hold on, and signs of scratching to hang on no matter what. We sometimes feel like we’re trying to navigate through life without disrupting a pile of pick of sticks. But underneath it all theres growth and signs of life struggling to birth forth.
#13 Detail -And The Angels Sang
#14 A Sudden Burst of Change – $500 The color orange represents change. Change comes with struggles at times and other times it just happens. There may be bumps along the road but the exciting light that jumps out can be invigorating…if we let it.
#15 And …There Was Light! - $1,100 It started somewhere. There had to be a beginning. And when the Divine Light said so…there was light and it all began.
#16 Pathways To Glory - $1,500 Life is a journey designed to take us to one place…Him. There are many paths there and we all get glimpses of ourselves and others. Broken little pieces of life floating around each other. But…the paths take us to the center of all life and our entrance into His glory that is too bright for our land-locked eyes to behold. So we get glimpses…for now. For now…we follow His voice to the Light.
#17 A Walk In The Garden - $800 The trinity was there… in the garden…in the beginning…enjoying the beginning…and the creation to come. Just a little walk in the garden …for a time.
#18 Finding Life - $500 The circle of the struggle goes on for layers upon layers, obstacles everywhere all taking us into deeper and deeper places in order to find the life we have been looking for. It’s there and is eternal. We just have to shut out the darkness on the outside, get over the bumps and go towards the light calling us to the center.
#19 Crossroads of Life - $1,500 No matter our color, our age, our size or our gender…our lives crossover and touch other lives causing the blend of colors and turns in the road.
#20 Layers of Life - $1,100 While watering my melaleuca trees out front, He said my life was like this tree. As it grows, the trunk…the central strength of the tree…gets stronger and smoother and enlarges. But for this to happen, the old bark comes off to allow for this growth. This is a continual process throughout the life of this tree and my own life…if I let it happen. I shouldn’t be afraid when the old bark appears to be coming off. It looks ugly at times, but there is real beauty and strength underneath. Don’t worry about the in between “uglies”
#21 Slivers of a Life Mending Together – $2,000 A life that is broken, healing, while trying to avoid the dust, dung and dirt along the road to true life can be a battle and hostile one at that. It’s the healing to wholeness that makes it worth it…not giving up although there are only little peeks at something that could be better. One has to look at and through the little peeks and now worry about all the mountain peaks in the way.
#22 Detail of Fighting For Life
#23 Family Ties - SOLD No family is perfect. No past is perfect. Our ties are sometimes frayed and unconnected but we are family…the seeds of the next generations to come.
#24 New Births of Life – SOLD Little new lives…candles… are lit each day. They burn differently and have lots of their wicks reaming in order to shed light into the world. We must not blow their life out. They each have a light-giving purpose. Let them glow…please.
Note: Two of the above paintings…undisclosed…were done years ago. They were placed under a bed because there was no place to hang them. A few years ago, I found them and pulled them out from their hiding place. The gruesome discovery of my cat’s hairball deposits was then found. I felt the canvases were destroyed forever since I saw no solution to fixing them. I moved them from shed to shed. They were covered with spider webs and dust. But I couldn’t bring myself to throw them out.
Then suddenly one day…years later, I stumbled upon them and once again was reminded of the “cat puke paintings.” This time I heard Him say…”take them out. I will show you how to fix them.” Within twenty minutes 8 years of unsolvable destruction was over…both were totally repaired and the damage never to be discovered again. He then said “This is your life and everyone else’s. When I say it’s time, the “puke”, dirt and damage are repaired … and never to be seen again. I don’t remember any of it.”
These two miracle paintings are reminders for me of Who has the ultimate control of my life and How much I am loved…despite myself!
______________________________________________________________________ Webmaster and photojournalist - Margie Russomanno
Linda's paintings are filled with such multi-dimension and multi-media aspects, art enthusiastics have commented that they can only be truly viewed and appreciated to the fullest by the human eye and not by the eye of the camera.