Painting & Writing
An Homage to Paris

An Homage to Paris

No, I am not paying homage to the city of Paris. I am saluting the memory of a neighborhood cat, Paris.  Paris was a stray cat who roamed the back yards of Southgate Avenue in Annapolis. A relatively free spirit, welcoming the handouts and hospitality of our...

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Writing — JUMP IN!

Writing — JUMP IN!

So, the other day I had a casual conversation with a younger woman who likes writing, but is reluctant to wade into words, arranging them in such a way that satisfies herself and communicates her thoughts.  My analysis — not her’s. Writing is  . . . tricky.  Being...

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Unclaimed Property

Unclaimed Property

Discovering unclaimed property in my mother’s name has been unsettling, reacquainting me with feelings of loss, grief and guilt. And yet giving me and my brother with a wee spot of cash from our mom. UNSETTLED  My mother bought a $500.00 insurance policy when she was...

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Disasters Repurposed ala Picasso

Disasters Repurposed ala Picasso

Two Repurposed Disasters Last week, I had a few more  painting disasters that I repurposed into oh so modest imaginary arrangements on  canvases I did not want to waste. (Thank Goodness for GESSO!)  You see, I over estimated my ability to create paintings from  other...

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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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