Archive for the 'Arts' Category

It Had to Happen Sometime

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Earlier this year, my husband and daughter joined a program sponsored by the YMCA, called Adventure Guides. It’s a father-child activity. In this case, it’s fathers and daughters. They have meetings, do crafts, play games, and go camping. Right now, for the first time in eight years, I am at home — alone. For two […]

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Recent Art

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

I’ve been playing with paint the last few days. Here are the results. I do love the way I feel when painting, how place and time disappear. “Bandwidth” / 12″ x 24″ acrylic paint on canvas “Shattered” / 14″ x 18″ acrylic paint on canvas

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And Time Flies

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Has it been a month since I last posted? I’m getting ready for Halloween these days. Claire wants to go as a wolf. I’ve decided to be a national park ranger. Did you know that you cannot purchase the badge (or the hat) unless you can prove you are an employee? So I’ve made my […]

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Enlightenment Through a Cat

Friday, May 1st, 2015

God has come into my life. Now, don’t click away. Don’t let that word shut you down. I might not mean what you think I mean. It’s not a word I’ve used in my life for years. Stay with me while I meander through my story. This is Smokey. He’s been around a long time. […]

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Checking In

Friday, April 17th, 2015

When I feel at loose ends, sometimes I pull this series of questions out and check in. Outside my window the street sounds fade. Cool air settles on the grass and patio, bringing a gentleness with it. Distant yips and howls tell me the coyotes are roaming. I am thinking about what I just heard […]

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Monday, January 12th, 2015

For Swap-bot, I joined a project that required writing a sestina. According to the Academy of American Poets: “The sestina follows a strict pattern of the repetition of the initial six end-words of the first stanza through the remaining five six-line stanzas, culminating in a three-line envoi. The lines may be of any length, though […]

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Monday, January 5th, 2015

This song by Hozier is gorgeous, poetic, and haunting to me. Take a listen (click here if the embed doesn’t work).

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SoulCollage® December

Monday, December 15th, 2014

SoulCollage® Committee Suit: Feline Familiars I am one who is soft and curvy, and I am one who is fierce. I am one who enjoys pleasure and will communicate. I am one who is a mystery. I am one who is subtle. And I am one who is primal. What is your gift or message […]

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SoulCollage® November

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

SoulCollage® Committee Suit: Our Lady of the Coffee I am one who requires coffee. I am one who appreciates the daily ritual. I am one whose mind cannot function without a dose. I am one who is a mother and whose work is without end. What is your gift or message for me? That I […]

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Gift From the Sea

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

This ATC was created for a swap focusing on something in nature. At least one item in the card had to be from nature. And a couple of haiku! A sand dollar moon peers heavenward, smiling to her silver sister. ***** Ocean origin star within echoes secrets hidden in apples.

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