Archive for the 'Nature' Category

Haiku

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Little bird, big song announcing her intention straight into my heart.

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A Living Continuation

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

“The day my mother died I wrote in my journal, “A serious misfortune of my life has arrived.” I suffered for more than one year after the passing away of my mother. But one night, in the highlands of Vietnam, I was sleeping in the hut in my hermitage. I dreamed of my mother. I […]

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We Are Not the Designers

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

“But we do neither: we never fail, and we never succeed. We are not the designers of our lives. Life is the designer of us. Life is vast and grand, intelligent, clever, and completely unknowable. It always has the last word. It is the last word. Life interrupts us when we are at our most […]

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Gratitude

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Despite the fatigue and pain in my body, despite the washing machine and the dishwasher being broken, despite the state of our country and the earth, I felt flooded with gratitude this morning as I took Claire to art camp for the day. I’m grateful for: coffee, brewed strong and black friends with kids who […]

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Scenes From Summer So Far

Friday, July 13th, 2018
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This Time of Year

Friday, December 8th, 2017

The dark feels so heavy. Most of the time I prefer to see things, focused on what is reflected to me. Seeing and touching objects confirms my existence and sense of reality. I know where to travel. Without light reflecting off things, I notice the void. The void is without form. It is endless and […]

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The Months Blaze

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

So many summer trips, summer camps, heatwaves, gardening; then school began, and here we are. I took the summer off painting. I recently returned to a few begun last spring and finished them. And I’ve made a couple new ones, as I experiment. Sentries / 12″ x 36″ acrylic on stretched canvas Hazy City / […]

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Recognition

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Last night, I stretched before bed, a routine which helps bring sleep when I make the effort. At the end I lay on my back in what is called “corpse pose” in yoga. As I lay quietly, I imagined my heart stopping suddenly. My breath ceasing. My brain shutting down, and with that, all awareness […]

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Work Backlog

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

I’ve been busy creating but not posting. Here goes. “Under the Ocean” / 4″ x 4″ canvas panel with acrylic “Santa Cruz Harbor Lighthouse” / 5″ x 7″ canvas panel with acrylic “Beehive” / 6″ x 6″ wood panel with acrylic –SOLD “Botanical Treasures” / 10″ x 20″ stretched canvas with acrylic Untitled / 6″ […]

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Little Cityscape

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

“East River” / 5″ x 7″ canvas panel with acrylic And a bonus! This one will go to my mother, who was born in autumn. “Colors of Autumn” / 4″ x 5″ stretched canvas with acrylic

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