Rosie Huart

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An Unfinished Life

Posted by Rosie Huart on June 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)


“I believe art is foremost for the artist who creates it. You do it for your soul, and if the rest of the world gets something from it, that's a bonus.”  Marion Boddy-Evans

The above piece was selected for the cover of "Presence Journal," a publication for Spiritual Directors International.  It is titled "An Unfinished Life."  It was a piece I did in memory of a friend who died while in his youth.  The poem I wrote and read at his eulogy.



A Great Achievement

Posted by Rosie Huart on June 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (1)

A collage piece I did for the Brandon exhibit

Brandon and me during one of my computer classes


Along with my friends Trish McKinney and Karen Benedetti, we were able

to accomplish raising funds for the Brandon Haskins Art Memorial Scholarship

in his beloved memory.  Before the 2nd anniversary of his death, $20,000 was

raised towards this endeavor.  We are so grateful for this accomplishment.

Hafiz Poem

Posted by Rosie Huart on June 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Do you know how beautiful you are?

Saints bowing in the Mountains

Do you know how beautiful you are?

I think not, my dear.

For as you talk of God,

I see great parades with wildly colorful bands

Streaming from your mind and heart,

Carrying wonderful and secret messages

To every corner of this world.

I see saints bowing in the mountains

Hundreds of miles away

To the wonder of sounds

That break into light

From your most common words.

Speak to me of your mother,

Your cousins and your friends.

Tell me of squirrels and birds you know.

Awaken your legion of nightingales—

Let them soar wild and free in the sky.

And begin to sing to God.

Let’s all begin to sing to God!

Do you know how beautiful you are?

I think not, my dear,

Yet Hafiz

Could set you upon a Stage

And worship you forever!



Mercues Hotel in Cahors, France

Posted by Rosie Huart on June 16, 2014 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (1)

This is where we stayed the first night in France.  What a glorious old 12th Century castle in Cahors.  It was a retreat home for the Bishop of Cahors who later became a pope.

We hope to be staying at this beautiful castle again in 2016.

You Are Worth the Time

Posted by Rosie Huart on January 7, 2011 at 8:37 AM Comments comments (1)

I came across this video below and feel compelled to put it on my blog.  It is so resonance of the spirit within so many artists.  I hope you enjoy the words and images.  Jan Phillips is the author and you can view her website at  At our gallery's art talk tonight I introduced the video to a very enthusiastic group.  Phillips is also the author of several books.


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Ruins of St. John Basilica & a Trip to the House of Mary, Ephesus, Turkey

Posted by Rosie Huart on November 1, 2010 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Believed to be the baptistery at St. John Basilica

Remains of what was considered a library

Ancient Mosaics inside Basilica

Greek Symbol of IXOYE meaning "Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior." 

You can make out the letters I X O Y E.

Some of the ruins

Ruins of St. John Basilica



Column Remains

Ruins at Basilica Entrance

Tomb of St. John in Ephesus

A Turkey Welcome

Reads "The House of Mary"  It is believed that Mary lived the latter days of her life

in this Muslim Shrine.

There were several olive trees surrounding Mary's house.

And Monica, my daughter, entering Mary's house.

Beginning Cruise Journey Towards Dubrovnik, Croatia

Posted by Rosie Huart on October 25, 2010 at 7:58 AM Comments comments (0)

Viewing Doges Palace from the top deck lounge of Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship.

Viewing Venice while Leaving Port

View Leaving Venice

Draw bridge entrance to the inside town of Dubrovnik

Little alley cafe

St. Francis of Assisi Church

Interesting Entrance

I bought a couple of his CD's....a very pleasant and personable young man.

I'd like to be sitting on this little porch right now.

Where Stacey, Trish, Monica and I enjoyed lunch.

I love texture.

Trish taking a photo.

IHS is the Christogram for the Greek spelling of Jesus.

Hanging Dolls from a Window

Last Glimpse Leaving Dubrovnik

Daughter Monica and Me

Monday Morning Wash

Drinking coffee and watching morning sunrise from ship

Fabric Paper Valentine Bookmarks

Posted by Rosie Huart on February 14, 2010 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

These bookmarks were so much fun to make.  Snippets of lace, paper, ribbon, glitter

made up the ingredients of these Valentine gifts.  My children, grandchildren

and friends are the recipients.  Valentine's Day is one of my favorite

celebrations.  A time to remember those

I love and who I treasure.

Every day is a day to



The Great Void

Posted by Rosie Huart on January 13, 2010 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)


I submitted this piece to the American Watercolor Society juried exhibition this winter.  Even though it was not accepted in the show, I acknowledge the spirit it represents.  Soar symbolizes the gulf that lies between the void and flight towards wholeness. Traveling her path involves a leap of faith and trusting the journey of a lifetime.

Keeper of Thoughts

Posted by Rosie Huart on January 7, 2010 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Keeper of the Word

In thinking about my resolutions and goals  I am wanting to make changes like so many people.  I've decided the importance of being happy.  So often I identify myself with what needs to be done, what I haven't done and even what I have done.  More often than not these thoughts like to persecute, condemn and judge. 

The above art piece "Keeper of the Word" that I created years ago signifies the importance of words and the power of words.  I've decided my next art piece will be titled "Keeper of Thoughts."  Sometimes it happens that I will be intrigued by a title and that is what will motivate me to create. 

My new thoughts will be about what feeds my soul, gives me life and how do I nourish myself.

"The discipline to exercise is to make a decision that nothing is more important than that you feel good, and that you are going to find thoughts that feel better."  Abraham

What new thoughts might you give yourself in this new year?