Friday, May 24, 2013

Perkins Road
By Tula Holmes

When you turn to your wife and ask,
“How long has it been since I’ve seen her?”
she’ll look at her watch and answer,
“Perhaps a year, maybe two.”
Before you click the lamp off,
you’ll mention getting together
between vacations and busy schedules.
But my clock ticks slower now,
in seconds too many to count,
so I’ll pass the time wishing we lived
down the street from each other
on Perkins Road, where as a girl
I rode a blue Schwinn, popped pink bubble gum,
and dreamt of Little Joe on Sunday nights.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sweet Home is oil on paper. The model is a Batwa Pygmy from a small village near Ngozi in the mountains of Burundi, Africa. They are some of the poorest people on earth. Pray for them.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Potato Peeler

Although I painted The Potato Peeler monumentally, she is a Batwa and one of the poorest people on earth. The root, or potato, that she cleans will be the only meal she gets that day. I hope you find her as beautiful as I do.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Africa

This painting was inspired by a photo taken from a speeding bus as I traveled from Bujumbura, Burundi to the mountain town of Gitega on my first trip to the Homes of Hope Orphanage. I knew when I saw this man in his traditional robes, that I would one day paint this scene. Before him Africa is changing as quickly as the approaching storm. The soil in Burundi is orange clay, thus the use of orange throughout the painting. I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, November 23, 2012

The President's Big Drive- Presidential version

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012


The Washington Dems love you !

You pulled it off !

Four more years and Election Night celebrations! Cheers to you Mr President, and to all of us !

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The President says if you haven't done so already...GO VOTE! He would like you to vote for him, of course, but he wants to you participate in this great democracy by voting. Today is the day! November 6 -  Election Day!