Archive for the 'Nature' Category

February Winter Break

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Some years, our family will “go to snow.” Last year there was none, so I took Claire to Los Angeles to look at dinosaurs. This year, despite there being plenty of snow, we didn’t get coordinated enough to go. We don’t ski, and there is only so much sledding one kid and two parents can […]

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Latest Work

Monday, January 9th, 2017

For the last few weeks I have been working on a painting using a new type of canvas (to me) made of Belgian linen. It is incredibly smooth, and the paint glides on and blends beautifully. So I chose a palette and began to see what emerged. Two nights ago, I dreamt that I was […]

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The Kind of Mystery

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

“This old Chippewa I know – he’s about seventy-five years old – said to me, “Did you know that there are people who don’t know that every tree is different from every other tree?” This amazed him. Or don’t know that a nation has a soul as well as a history, or that the ground […]

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The Feel of the World

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

“Sensations, from the beginning, involve a sort of doing. This means that, in an important sense, it is your doing self that brings your core self into being. You are responsible at the very deepest level for what it feels like to be you. But then, for your next trick, well, how about spreading some […]

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Meet Skittles

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Skittles the Christmas Spider And now, the Legend of the Christmas Spider On Christmas eve, a long time ago, a gentle mother was busily cleaning the house for the most wonderful day of the year… Christmas day, the day on which the little Christ child came to bless the house. Not a speck of dust […]

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From My Backyard

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Tis the season… “Once you taste the living truth, you are never again fooled by the imitation drink in the carton.” –Karen Maezen Miller

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Water Form

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

The latest. Plankton / 16″ x 20″ canvas with acrylic Bruised Ocean / 11″ x 14″ canvas with acrylic

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Born of Water

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

If you see only a square, click the image to see the entire painting. Aphrodite’s Birthplace / 12″ x 36″ canvas with acrylic There are two Aphrodites. In one version, she is born of Zeus and Dione, and is known as Aphrodite Urania. This goddess was considered more spiritual, more celestial or heavenly, or pure. […]

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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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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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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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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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