This lovely picture by Rosa Bonhuer is done in oils but almost looks like pastels with all its details and little brushstrokes.
12 Violin Sonatas Op. 5 by Arcangelo Corelli.
and here is a link to a list of his complete works. Easy listening - great background music.
God's Signpost by John Oxenham
See there!--God's signpost, standing at the ways
Which every man of his free-will must go,--
Up the steep hill,--or down the winding ways,--
One or the other every man must go.
He forces no man, each must choose his way,
And as he chooses so the end will be,
One went in front to point the Perfect Way,
Who follows fears not where the end will be.
from: The Cross at the Cross-ways