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A Tree, Uncertain Times and Trust

A Tree, Uncertain Times and Trust

It's Autumn all over again in one month! The leaves are turning! The temperatures have dropped today, and leaves on those threes that change color are transitioning from lush green to hues of red and yellow, and a smattering of orange. On a recent walk, we spied a...

Sometimes

Sometimes

Let me honest . . . Sometimes the paint just won’t go where I want it to go; I have had  a couple disasters, recently. This is where using smaller canvases can moderate disappointment of seeing an inspiration go kaput. Plus, on a smaller canvas, the  Gesso is easier...

A Conspiracy Theory

A Conspiracy Theory

What is a conspiracy theory?    Psychologists attribute finding a conspiracy where there is none to a mental phenomenon called illusory pattern perception.  It is a way of seeing through a lens that explains trouble; as you know, today these theories abound. There’s...

It’s Never Not Been Divided

It’s Never Not Been Divided

It's never not been divided; America, that is or the church for that matter. Christians always had our issues too.  And we have too often behaved badly. But YOWZA!  We ALL need to get a grip! Has anybody looked at the drought, fires, and the uptick in COVID variants —...

Another Nightmare

Another Nightmare

Awakened by Another Nightmare My early morning dream jolted me awake. What did it mean? Maybe it reflected the uncertainty I feel in uncertain times. In this dream — another nightmare — I have double booked myself with one too many appointments and am frantically...

Well, I Am Hopeful

Well, I Am Hopeful

My neighbor deflected the compliment; answering, Well, I am hopeful, when some remarked upon my friend’s goodly gardening ambitions.  She is a prodigious and productive gardener; plus she generously shares when she divides her bounty.  No garden or  flower bed ever...

The Painting Adventure Continues

The Painting Adventure Continues

As each painting adventure begins, I have a little talk with myself. My subject  – a painting or photograph  -- by a favorite artist – is usually simple and colorful. I anticipate how it will be. But I have a little chat with myself. It’s not going to look like what I...

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