“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bahama House Revamp – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Sharpie
It’s not that I didn’t like the house as it appeared in the photo by
Lisilk at WetCanvas. I did. It was white (of course) and had green
shutters, Christmas lights, and a lot of stuff in the yard. First, I
took down the lights and cleaned up the yard. Then (and this is where I
seem to have veered of the Bahamian path) I decided to play with my Yarka St. Petersburg Watercolors.
The set I have is very Cape Cod colored, if that makes any sense. So
the colors kinda went awry, but it was still very fun!! Oh, the grass
is not painted from that set, so it has a different hue.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 25, 1803, son of
Ruth Haskins and the Rev. William Emerson, a Unitarian minister. He was
named after his mother’s brother Ralph and the father’s
great-grandmother Rebecca Waldo. Ralph Waldo was the second of five sons
who survived into adulthood; the others were William, Edward, Robert
Bulkeley, and Charles. Three other children—Phebe, John Clarke, and Mary
Caroline–died in childhood.
The young Ralph Waldo Emerson’s father died from stomach cancer on
May 12, 1811, less than two weeks before Emerson’s eighth birthday.
Emerson was raised by his mother, with the help of the other women in
the family; his aunt Mary Moody Emerson in particular had a profound
effect on Emerson. She lived with the family off and on, and maintained a
constant correspondence with Emerson until her death in 1863. More…