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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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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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ATC – Red

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

I haven’t participated since 2006, but I decided to get re-acquainted with the site Swap-bot. One of the swaps I joined is to make nine Artist Trading Cards, each focused on one color. Here it is before I pop it into the mail. It felt so good to make. If I just carve out a […]

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A Hot Tomato

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

SoulCollage® Committee Suit: Hot Tomato I am one who is juicy and curvy and full of life. I am sweet and tangy. I am tempting. I am the dame they call a Hot Tomato. What is your gift or message for me? Be in the fullness of your body. Take up space. Tomatoes go with […]

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How to Love

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

This video was played at church Sunday for the kids. While it seems sad, it provided a seed for discussion. We watched it again this morning. Claire’s thoughts about what the squid could do: “Stroke the boats, like a cat. Or find submarines to hang out with.” We talked about how you don’t have to […]

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