Full Face

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Faced

Moments before sunrise,
not long before dawn
a new day truely began
as this journey started fresh
in totally crisp, cold air
with white backdrop of snow
looked up to see the source
of this brilliant light’s glow
fully whole moon shone
through tops of stripped trees
naked branches stark revealed
this face once partially obscurred
as wispy tattered clouds pass
shadows left, then disappeared
came to light in lingering night
smiled a face so gleefully at me
shines just as an angel would
to guide a sure path to heaven
saint or sinner mattered never
darkness lifted, inconsequential
for God has said He gave this light
to show all mankind through any darkest night we must traverse
the face seen, a babe so sweet
innocent, round face
Face of infant Jesus
Christmas week fast approached
Gave thanks for so many gifts
gifts given from pure grace alone
spread joy, love, laughter
ever more by morning’s star
help feed the hungry, clothe the poor
assist anyone less fortunate than us

fully whole
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Eli’s Farm

Latest painting
Eli’s Farm

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This painting will be the beginning of another blog/web site one of my proffessors from Kent State has encouraged me to do.
Vanishing Barns is a subject close to our hearts.
These big old farm barns are swiftly going by the wayside for many reasons. Age, time, weather, development, and simply the huge expense to keep them from falling in.

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This photo is of a barn belonging to a friend. Ruston has painted a variety of his heros and we met him when we stopped to look.