New work and old friends

It’s funny how the misconception of being retired at any age leads one to think that we sit around and doodle,not even sure what that is really. See imagine that daunting honey do / gotta get to’s list that we all face. Yes that “weekend warrior”  thing, well being retired or “not working” a traditional nine to five job gives that list all the more time to grow and get done and this time there’s no excuse of short weekend or long holiday. Matter of fact the name of the day has almost zero relevance in my life, sans the people I’m lucky enough to surround myself with.

Anyhow pardon my wondering ways, staying on track isn’t really a strong suit of mine anymore. Though working on my garden, staying in touch with my son, life with Katelyn and painting take up more time than a day could ever hold. Here’s  a quick look at the new pieces I’ve been working on as of late.

  This is a triptych comprised of three smaller sized panels “Surrender.” More to come.







Next a bit more color.

This piece is a bit larger 18″x36″

Below is a small but very vibrant piece.

This piece is fun for me as I love the coral technique. As always life is full of adventure. I’m planning my big retreat soon. In a years time I’m hoping to own a small farm and grow green things. By that time my son will be eithteen and able to make his own choices about where and when he spends his time. The next three years look exciting. Start a farm and studio, grown things, paint and travel. With a a little luck and some hard work the dreams I thought I lost suddenly don’t look so broken. Weird how life gives and takes from us all.
Well happy Friday my friends. Some of you have seen me on this journey for many years now and for that I’m forever thankful.

May all your days be blessed with love,kindness and the ability to to receive as much as you give.
“Be brave be bold and thrive in the life you have. ”

15 thoughts on “New work and old friends

    • Thanks B, it feels at least like I have goals again. Before the darkness consumed me completely. It was like being a present actor in story of my own but not own control. So strange and so scary when life steam rolls us. But yes, for wrong or right I found a path on which to base a life.


  1. What a lovely post Ben. It’s so good to see that things are looking so far up for you now compared to how they were all those months ago.
    You so badly deserve to be happy my friend, and I’m so thrilled that you’ve found someone that makes you feel this way. It’s wonderful to read that your son is back in your life seemingly regularily again too, I can scarcely imagine how ecstatic you are about that.


    As always, I just love the new paintings in progress. I can’t wait to see how they continue to come along.

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    • Katie my dear friend thank you. My life as usual is a rollercoaster. Stable one day unraveled the next. My son, i miss him so dearly it’s like living with an emptiness i cant even begin to explain. But yes as he has grown we hae started to talk more and see eachother more and for that I am so blessed and thankful. I hope you are doing well. Stay strong.


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