Painting & Writing
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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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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