Like many others, I have been living in a state of constant vigilance since early November of last year.
The world I knew and trusted has been turned on its head and shaken out sideways. Keeping a…Continue
So about 6 years ago, I figured it might be fun to pick up a paintbrush again. As a kid, I loved to draw and paint and mess with art stuff, but…Continue
" You"ll never 'get' the Irish if you haven't read Yeats." My…
I've been working for about a year on three paintings. I only paint when I'm in the mood, which is why it has taken so long.
The first one is "Medusa" -- inspired by a friend's facebook photo and a photo of an octopus that I saw in a magazine.
I like taking perfectly ordinary people and making them bizarre with oil paint.…Continue
The third poem from the manila folder is We'll Speak of Summer by Robert Fitch. With many of you fast in…Continue
Vincent's announced that the theme for 2016 is “Streamlining”. I spent part of last week streamlining my work-area and bookshelves.
This morning there was a message in my mailbox from Rita. I don't hear from her often, so when I do, it's safe to believe something important is going on. Talk about being sandbagged. Her message said that James had taken his own life. James Mark Emmerling, the Eminent…Continue
I've been away for a while. The sad news of Jem's death brought me back and I think I'm working on a little project that suits this venue far more than at WP. This is a repost of yesterday's blog at WP--to start out with. The rest will be exclusively available at Our Salon.
I spent most of this evening cleaning up my work area. It is where I write and paint…Continue
Well I managed to skrink my ribs at the Box last Monday. “Skrinking the ribs” being the laymans term for a mild intercostal strain. You must be wondering how I could have possibly done this:
A misguided push…Continue
At the end of the day, it crosses a line, literally. There are lessons to be learned here.
I will knock the block off the next person who says any of the above in my presence, literally.…Continue
Feeling older than Elvis, no really I am.
Older than Elvis.
Passed that station eight years…Continue
This isn't finished, but I'm getting happier about it...
I started this painting of Caliban spying on Miranda in June and got stuck on the right eye. Today…Continue
...because I had a bad night's sleep (nightmares/storms) and am in no state to be creative:
Getting the party started with KC…Continue
This is a poem I wrote the evening of my friend's henna party, the night before her wedding. I don't think I posted it here, if I did, my apologies.…Continue
Been busy today. Hellacious crazy workout this morning then zipping through the housework, so my brain is craving a little downtime.…Continue
I've been away for a while. Painting and working out mostly, not doing much writing. I found that I miss the feedback, the encouragement and even the occasional excitement of a dust-up. I miss writing for writing's sake, for the joy of it. So I've set a goal to blog M-F, each day having a different constraint (except for Friday, of course) and see where it takes me.…Continue
Don’t tell me I’m “hot”
because that word is not
appropriate for women
of a certain age,
let alone a…