Archive for the 'Arts' Category


Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Some more thoughts from my last post — a little progress report. I met with the director of volunteers at the Hospice of the Valley. I came away with an internal tension. One one end, I feel the calling to work the the dying and the grieving. On the other is the rest of my […]

Read more of "Steps"...


Thursday, August 1st, 2013

A whole month passed without a post, though I’d thought about it. I’ve been immersed in some personal work and stepping out into new areas that feel exciting. The depression has abated. I feel a need to write but am doing so with interruptions by my little girl and husband every so many minutes, so […]

Read more of "Flow"...

Day In Day Out

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

I wish my blog were famous and had millions of readers so this video could reach many, many people. If the video doesn’t show/play then click to watch it here. I’ve not read any of David Foster Wallace’s books, but hearing this speech I can’t help but wish he was still alive.

Read more of "Day In Day Out"...

That’s All!

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

If there’s a thing, a scene, maybe, an image that you want to see real bad, that you need to see but it doesn’t exist in the world around you, at least not in the form that you envision, then you create it so that you can look at it and have it around, or […]

Read more of "That’s All!"...

Illustration Friday – Stretch

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

November’s Art Every Day projects were a way to play and engage with a part of myself I hadn’t in a few years. So I want to keep momentum, and I’m playing along with Illustration Friday. Luxurious / 5″ x 7″ pencil on sketch paper

Read more of "Illustration Friday – Stretch"...

Art Every Day Month – Day 30

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Hoot and Holler / 8.5″ x 11″ pastel and mixed paper collage Like some winter animal the moon licks the salt of your hand, Yet still your hair foams violet as a lilac tree From which a small wood-owl calls. -Johannes Bobrowski This is the end of Art Every Day Month 2012. I really enjoyed […]

Read more of "Art Every Day Month – Day 30"...

Art Every Day Month – Day 29

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Seashore / 2″ x 4″ ink on card stock The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless […]

Read more of "Art Every Day Month – Day 29"...

Art Every Day Month – Day 28

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

This is for Claire, who said when she saw it, “It looks like Christmas!”

Read more of "Art Every Day Month – Day 28"...

Art Every Day Month – Day 27

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Kandinsky-Inspired Circles in Squares / 16″ x 20″ acrylic paint on canvas I live my life in growing orbits which move out over this wondrous world. I am circling around God, around ancient towers, and I have been circling for a thousand years. And I still don’t know if I am an eagle or a […]

Read more of "Art Every Day Month – Day 27"...

Art Every Day Month – Day 26

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Abstract Landscape / 2.5″ x 3.5″ ink on smooth Bristol paper The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where […]

Read more of "Art Every Day Month – Day 26"...