Scrapped

My parents came of age during the Depression, an event that had great influence on what was saved and stored away for some rainy day need-it-now occasion rather than scrapped. My brother and I fussed and fumed and laughed our way through cleaning out their home after our mother passed away. A . . . → Read More: Scrapped

New

We’re nearly six months into a new life here in North Carolina. Some days it feels like we just got here, but some days now we feel like we’ve been here forever. The hard work of imprinting a new routine that I fretted about a few months ago seems mostly a distant . . . → Read More: New

Wow

There were long periods of quietly making art. Conversations grew more personally reflective day by day.  They weren’t interested in breaking for lunch the final day. They were reluctant to go home at the end. They lingered…and then set a date for when they would gather again as a group to make art. WOW!

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Box

Over the last twenty years I’ve learned that art-making combined with writing is an efficient way for me to process the “memorable” moments of life – those moments that are so impactful that it takes some intentional time to integrate them into my soul. Frankly, I stumbled into this fast, fun, cheap form of . . . → Read More: Box

Nothing

I know nothing. At least that’s what Sgt Schultz used to insist on Hogan’s Heroes in the olden days. His I-see-no-evil comment was usually in response to the POWs latest shenanigans. My not knowing was more the result of a quiet mind, the gift of hours traveling through the colorful emptiness of autumn’s deserts, canyons, valleys and the forested . . . → Read More: Nothing

Mudholes & Fire Hydrants

A few days ago, in response to “Inspiration – Unbidden Images,” I received a lovely reconnecting email from a woman I met briefly at a women’s conference back East where I was the artist-in-residence. In my reply I inquired about her own life of art-making. She candidly replied that for the last few years she’d felt like a dried . . . → Read More: Mudholes & Fire Hydrants