Archive for the 'Journal' Category

Grief

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Everything I tried to create this morning went wrong. I couldn’t step into flow. I was agitated and disgusted with election results. A couple of snarky comments on my Facebook feed by two “friends” didn’t help. Their candidate won, and they showed no attempt to understand why I took the loss so deeply. I try […]

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I Cannot Believe

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

This is not the United States I thought I lived in. I am ASHAMED of this country. What I learned on #ElectionNight: Being a racist, bigoted, prejudiced, lying sexual predator is still more acceptable than being a woman. -Allen Clifton What’s even more demoralizing is knowing how hard Hillary’s worked and how qualified she is, […]

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More Autumn Fun

Friday, November 4th, 2016

In this piece I was experimenting with new materials: gel medium, collage, iridescent paint. I was aiming for a feeling of layering and translucence. It was difficult to create and to photograph! Something didn’t feel right about it, and still doesn’t. But it came through me, and whether I like it or not, someone else […]

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Greens

Monday, October 31st, 2016

I love green, but I find it challenging to work with. So I played this weekend. Green Garden / 11″ x 14″ mixed media on canvas panel Available for purchase: $30-$50 (+ shipping if out of area) Buy It Now

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I Like Squares

Friday, October 28th, 2016

I am really enjoying the 10″ x 10″ canvases I’ve been working on. Here is the latest. Copper Butterfly / 10″ x 10″ canvas with acrylic Available for purchase: $40-$80 (+ shipping if out of area) Buy It Now

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The National Park Service Rocks

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Some years ago, Claire received a Junior Ranger Night Explorer booklet. I think it was at Bryce Canyon. She didn’t have a chance to complete it during our camping trip, so we brought it home. A couple of years later, while at Glacier National Park, she completed the booklet. However, they didn’t have any on […]

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Almost All Squared

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Two of the last three paintings have been done on 10″ x 10″ canvas. Very different energies. One painting started one way and took an entirely different direction. The other unveiled itself entirely at the beginning. The third painting is tiny, and it too was conceived whole. All are available for purchase. After the Storm […]

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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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I’m With Her

Monday, October 10th, 2016

I don’t post about politics. But this election is critical. Here is a list: Hillary Clinton’s Record of Accomplishments. Another record of Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments. Trump is: a narcissist, pathological liar, sexual predator, sexist, and a sociopath. Characteristics of a sociopath: Glibness and superficial charm Shallow emotions Grandiose sense of self Pathological lying Manipulative 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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Eminence

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Glacier National Park “As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.” –John Muir

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A Loyal Companion

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Glacier National Park, St. Mary Campground The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands […]

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Such a Long Dry Spell

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

My last post in May focused on a medical issue. That abated, and I was again aware that it is possible to make much ado about nothing. School ended, camping began, summer camps and swim lessons happened. And now we are two weeks away from the new school year. In an effort to extricate myself […]

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Visual Comprehension and Justification

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

The MRI indicated a lesion worth a deeper look. The tech marked my breast in one room using an ultrasound machine that was new. When the radiologist attempted to locate it in the biopsy room, she spent a half an hour trying to find the exact location of the suspicious lesion. At one point I […]

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