Archive for the 'Arts' Category

I Am a Nasty Woman

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton “such a nasty woman” in the last debate, and with that, women rose up to embrace what he meant as an insult. In fact, calling her a “nasty woman” is just a shade cleaner and more acceptable than saying what he probably thought: cunt. When men feel viscerally threatened and […]

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Autumn Love

Monday, October 17th, 2016

“Golden Hour” / 18″ x 24″ canvas with acrylic “For these beings, fall is ever the normal season, the only weather, there be no choice beyond. Where do they come from? The dust. Where do they go? The grave. Does blood stir their veins? No: the night wind. What ticks in their head? The worm. […]

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Recent Art

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Two other pieces. “Chaos” / 5″x7″ canvas with acrylic – SOLD “Bubbling Up” / 12″ x 24″ canvas with acrylic

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More Please

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

I haven’t been this content in ages. “Lakeside” / 12″ x 16″ canvas with acrylic

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One More

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

I’ve been painting since 10 a.m., and it’s 5:30 p.m. I’m starving and tired. But I’ve been so, so content. “Twilight” / 16″ x 20″ canvas with acrylic – SOLD

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More Art

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

In the beginning, the Creator laid out butcher paper and secured it to the floor with masking tape. She assembled all her materials. Then she proceeded to wet her paintbrushes and play. She felt peace and joy and forgot about thinking. After awhile she finished one piece and stepped back to look at it. And […]

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Latest Work

Friday, September 30th, 2016

About a year ago I began some paintings and put them aside. I returned to the canvas last week, and what I started didn’t spark me, so I painted over it. The other piece I just did today. The interesting thing is when I started painting it last night it didn’t look anywhere near how […]

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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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Sestina

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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Haunting

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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