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Lizards and Potato Bugs

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)


 So.... I learned what a Potato Bug is. I don't want to again! LOL. Stepping in stocking feet into the garage in Auburn, I halted mid-stride as my husband, Rob exclaimed,"WHAT is THAT?" Geez! Talk abo...

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Thinking under the Stars

Posted on August 1, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The night sky in Southern California is a a cooler woman than her daytime sister. Dark skinned,lazily sexy, with a throat pierced of stars. Sprinkled and sparkling. I rock quietly in the back yard at the patio set. The pool pump turns on, spilling water from the spa into the pool. Waterfall noises and I am drifting and relaxing. Thinking about how the things I need to do, want to do and feel I have to do, and then, in the midst of that- I come to a soft quiet place. Of Thankfulness. 

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Deer in the Headlights- our limiting fears...

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

My heart pounds, eyes darting from side to side in my inner self. My fingers wiggle, back and forth. A frantic, fearful countdown to the silent inner dash for safety I feel coming on. The lion in me has become a hesitant and frightened doe and I am about to step out into traffic.

All this because I don't always remember that I am strong. That it's ok to be myself and that I am accepted-that I am a unique soul in a world of lost souls and that I shine--

and what am I fearful of? Ca...

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Pouring Medium

Posted on June 2, 2016 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I have a new love. Not a person but a thing. POURING MEDIUM. having caught a video on Youtube by Michele, an artist and her demo (which is concise and fun to watch- so many ramble and don't show you much for the ammount of time viewed), I became enthralled and ordered some on Amazon. That, after a search through Michael's, Jo ann's, Hobby Lobby and other local art supply stores. Liquitex makes it and maybe some other brands but I haven't found them yet. About 30$ for 946 ML (about a pint?) I...

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On the Road Again- New wheels

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 


So I'm almost on the road again! Out looking for a new tow vehicle after my jack knife and flip! It takes the edge off having found a used '08 Tacoma with full Sport pkg and tow package. I have a sibling with miles and miles on his Tundra and all I hear and see are good things on the Toyota trucks so I'm happy. The tow pkg gives me extra cooling and allows me to tow 6500 lbs- something I'll never do but I am covered ...

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Reflections on Self Discovery

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

2015 was a wild wonderful crazy year for me; experiences good and bad. Self journeys and much learning.

My weeks on the road doing Rte 66 halfway (Amarillo TX) gave me beautiful photos to use in my studio and inspire paintings. New friends, new adventure. My heart would get so full at the sights.


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Learning to Navigate the Ocean.

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

( This is one of mine; "Marsea Mermaid" 24x30 acrylic on canvas)

My daughter has a friend that blogs and writes beautifully. Tommie recently expressed herself again in her wonderous relateable way about breathing in Life and not holding back. Her words spoke volumes and attached themselves in my...

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Thoughts While Walking....

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 As I walked Cookie, our dalmation lab mix, in the field across the street I was struck by how clean and crisp the air was. How etched the mountains in their blue distance. How clean the drying field grass was- and, how many foxtails were poking me through my socks! Its early summer, or late spring depending on how you look at things in hot, dry Southern CA. I love that little bit of green that lasts for a month or two around here. Fields that look like great rolling lawns before they ha...

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Washing Brushes

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 The rest of the household is sleeping as I  warm up the water and gather brushes left in paint water overnight. Way too long for someone who knows better. An artist "sin" to leave them that way and I am a big culprit.

The morning coffee is starting to seep that nutty yummy smell across the kitchen and I fold lengths of paper towel and place it next to me...

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Dancing under the Moon

Posted on May 10, 2014 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

   Laying awake in the cool night, I am restless and my thoughts are going a million miles an hour. Next week I paint, as a "live artist" at the Joshua Tree Music Fest. What, where, when range my skull. How is what makes it's permanent mark first. The process is something I can concentrate on. The building, the painting, the style. The images almost come after, though there is always that central theme or idea.

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