Painting & Writing
I’ve Lost Count

I’ve Lost Count

I’ve lost count; not of my birthday cards; of my paintings. Today seemed like as good a time as any to do something about the overflow engulfing the mantle, and dresser. I tried sorting and counting. But just when I thought all were properly arranged, I’d find one I...

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Monday Evening Memories

Monday Evening Memories

Monday evening  in Dallas was often a highpoint in my week; creating and kibitzing with talented women was better than therapy!  When we lived in Dallas, I rarely missed a Monday evening at Pigment School of the Arts. Tori Pendergrass opened the door of her school at...

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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...

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As 2020 Ends

As 2020 Ends

As 2020 ends, we received a gift. We have a vaccine; it’s a wonderful achievement; a hopeful weapon in suppressing the deadly virus. But this disease isn’t yet corralled, as 2020 ends. So, I won’t be laying down my paintbrushes any time soon; nor, will I be closing my...

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Brace Yourself

Brace Yourself

You’d better brace yourself, today, I tell myself as I strap on a well-used back brace. Of course, the old back isn’t the only thing that needs a bit of support these days. In an autumn’s garden there’s always an occasion to give myself a pep talk, or ask a cautionary...

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Goldfish, Coivd-19 and Me

Goldfish, Coivd-19 and Me

Matisse’s painting of a bowl of goldfish in a darkened room, “guarded” by two cats tickled me. (Interior with Goldfish) It seemed to tell a story with several chapters; a story I’ve adapted in my paintings, many times over the past ten months that Covid has been...

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