Serenity NOW

Work has been hectic, art making has been hectic, heck life has been…..serenity NOW….simple line drawings, soothing palette…serenity NOW please?  Wishes are good don’t you think? What would be your perfect serene place?  Mine would be a tiny cottage(as in one room) in the woods near a meandering stream, smooth rocks, mosses, a giant grandmother redwood grove, cozy quilts on a built in bed, a new Jo Nesbo mystery, dogs all around me like a fur pillow, strong coffee and lobster rolls, okay so lobster rolls doesn’t go with the tiny cabin in the redwoods, but it’s my perfect serene place right? Oh and a nice dry chardonnay for sitting out on the bitsy deck in an adirondack chair watching the sunset. Sound good, well find it for me will you?  Tell me yours……..Wonder what this guys serenity wishes are? And just who is his little guardian?

Serenity NOW



27 Responses to “Serenity NOW”

  1. Judy Shea June 4, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    To hell with the hectic days, I say. Time for us, don’t you think? I think my serene place would be a beautiful small cottage, on a deck overlooking the ocean. No work, just play and good friends by my side. Oh ya.. forgot the family.. Well after my “bubble time” they can join me. Love these faces and the corrugated cardboard. Take care of you, my friend.

  2. Kay Wallace June 4, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    Your guy does look like he is pondering his own peaceful place, Corrine! My special place is in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Russ and I have such very fond memories from our trips there!

    • Corrine Gilman June 5, 2013 at 7:06 am #

      Lake George as a kid….my cabin would go nicely there

  3. deb June 4, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Somewhere along the westcoast where i can walk for miles on the beach or the winding pathways between the redwoods…peace and solitude….Come home to warm myself by the fire with a good book and a cup of tea………Hugs! deb

  4. Pamela June 4, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Deep breath………

  5. Janet Ghio June 4, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    I love your piece-great colors on it and I had to laugh–I remember the Seinfeld episode where Georg’es father is shouting “serenity now”–one of my favorite episodes!!

  6. Terrie -Creative Explorer June 4, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    You know my serene place is pretty flexible. I enjoy the quiet of the woods, I enjoy the sound of waves against the shore, I enjoy sitting on the deck in my back yard hearing the lawnmowers and kids laughing in the neighborhood, I enjoy sitting in the park burying my toes in the cool grass and leaning back looking up at the sky. I really enjoy being alone inside my house – no music, no TV, no voices, just me and a book, my art, and a glass of icy tea (the Long Island kind!).

    And, I adore this guy – that wild, out of control hair is just appealing….I want to give him a hug! 🙂

  7. Jessica Sporn June 4, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    my serene place is our cottage at the lake — and try as I might, things keep cropping up each weekend that prevent our going there. NOOOO… serenity NOW I say! love your piece — you use corrugated cardboard in such a beautiful way. I’m always marveling…

  8. Suzy June 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

    A little cottage near the sea where cool salty air blows in the windows and through the screen door! A lovely private patio with lots of plants, flowers and herb garden and lounge chairs for reading and sun bathing. Lots of white furniture and candles, flowing white curtains, fluffy towels and deep tub for soaking, and a night comfy bed for napping. Small but well equipped gourmet kitchen for cooking simple meals. Long warm days and cool nights. aaaahhh.

    • Corrine Gilman June 5, 2013 at 7:07 am #

      Now this sound just perfect as well…I can smell the salty air.

  9. Lisa Isabella Russo June 4, 2013 at 11:24 pm #

    What a beautiful mental picture you’ve given me! The colors of your painting are so soft, pretty, and peaceful. I love them! I haven’t really thought about my perfect serene place, but definitely somewhere quiet…

  10. lyle baxter June 5, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    thats easy! my serenity spot is at my work table surrounded with the supplies I love, brush in hand, music softly playing and no where I have to be but there. what more could one ask! enjoyed seeing you “boys” they look like “trouble waiting to happen”

    • Corrine Gilman June 5, 2013 at 7:09 am #

      I am always trouble waiting to happen, you know that.

  11. jill eudaly June 5, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    I’m with you on everything, except the pet part. I have one cat that is driving me crazy! I keep telling him he needs to find a hobby, bugging me is not a way to pass the time. As my life is always crazy and escape is not an option, an afternoon nap, home alone is my haven. School is out Friday, so much for quiet naps! all good things come to a end.

    • Corrine Gilman June 5, 2013 at 7:09 am #

      Kitties can be so demanding, can’t they…..I bet your new studio is somewhat of a getaway.

  12. Kris June 5, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    Where ever it might be, I’d like to stop by for a visit at your tiny cottage. I’ll bring some wine, cheese and bread. We will quietly contemplate happiness 🙂
    My place of serenity is a small beach with a fresh water waterfall nearby. I sit with my back
    against a warm moist sand dune. I listen to the music of the ocean and relish the moments.
    Your guardian appears to me to have his protective eye on your tranquility and a shield to protect it.
    Your work always evokes my thoughts in such a good way. Thanks for that!

  13. Kat June 5, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    Corrine your art always has such life and color to it, so you! That little cottage sounds adorable and so cosy! I too love little cottages, simple cosy and peaceful is all I need.

  14. Nina Lise@Mrs Moen June 5, 2013 at 10:40 am #

    I think he’s wishing for something or someone to fill that hole in his chest as he thinks that Then, Then he’ll be at peace with himself.
    For me, it is having a whole day with a clear calendar, and Thursday evenings when the grandboys are put to bed.
    If I should pick one spot, it would be the pier at Skottevik where we spent our summers many years ago. Just sitting there, watching the life in the sea, breathing fresh sea air, husband taking me out on adventures in an old row boat. We’re going back with our young ones this summer, cannot wait!!

  15. Corrine Gilman June 5, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    Thanks so much for all your comments, everyone’s Serenity NOW sounds delightful. I should like to visit all of you there!

  16. Marjie Kemper June 5, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Love the little guardian. I’m with Judy…. to the beach we must go!

  17. Rebecca June 5, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    You had me at “lobster rolls” 🙂
    Oh…love the use of corrugated cardboard on your art piece!

  18. Marilyn J. Rock June 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    I think the little guardian is about to deliver your guy’s wish for serenity. I love this piece and the corrugated accents are perfect!

    Love the idea of your serene place! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Mine would be an early Fall day in Rockport, Ma. looking over the ocean with a glass of Pinot Noir. 🙂 xxoo

  19. Maria McGuire June 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    Love the simplicity of this piece 🙂 I would have to say anywhere with sun, a gentle breeze and water….

  20. Janet June 6, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    My serene spot would be much like yours…a small cabin in the woods, but I’d have my kitties there with me, a stack of good books, and ice cream!

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