A hushed reverie fills my imagination and studio twice a day. Early morning and late afternoon are becoming favorite times to sit here in my sunroom studio and look out the picture windows at the magical light show over the neighborhood. The mornings are filled with Christmas piano playing softly on Pandora. I feed on … Continue reading Morning Magic
"I think it would be well, and proper, and obedient, and pure, to grasp your one necessity and not let it go, to dangle from it limp wherever it takes you." Annie Dillard, from Weasels in her book Teaching a Stone to Talk. It is interesting to me, every time I realize the need for … Continue reading The Experiment – Stove top? or Crockpot?
Our neck of the woods received a wallop of snow last weekend! As if the excitement and delight of SNOW isn't enough, I've also been sensing a familiar tingle, a bit more than I have in previous weeks. It began with sketches showing up in my writing journal. The tingle continued and is now waking … Continue reading Tingle
We just returned from a week at ocean's side. It was much needed and I marvel at the gifts that came through the days with my husband's family, through walks by the water, naps in a hammock, time to read and write in my journal. The first day out on the beach I could barely … Continue reading To Walk Among the Shells
I am a process girl! Yes, indeed...I love to delve into the methods, the whys and wherefores of making, the steps (or lack of) to creating, the slow path of stitching, the zen of painting, and the mindfulness of drawing. This is where my writer self gets all excited. To even attempt to put into … Continue reading Process vs. Progress
(Day 1 page) The idea of 100 days of sticking to just one way of creating is not appealing to me. I am skeptical of my ability to hang in there for that long. Also, I seem to thrive on variety, having the freedom to create as ideas come to me, leaping from drawing everyday … Continue reading #100dayproject
Change is not easy for me. Not one bit. When it became obvious that my beloved red thin glasses were not helping me to see well either far away or close up, I waited a very long time (about a year) before doing anything about it. I knew that I would have to let go … Continue reading New Specs
2018. Wow. Am I just now realizing the magnitude of this? Nearly two and a half months into it, this number, a big one, it tells where I am, how far along I've come since 1965. This year, this 2018, I will be 53 and will celebrate 30 years married and will see my children … Continue reading Whoa and Wow
Wouldn't you like for me to tell you the thing your heart has always wanted to hear? Wouldn't you like to hear those words feel them on your face rumbling in your belly? Wouldn't you want to wake up each morning to those eternal words you're starving to feast upon? *** Out there we can … Continue reading I Hear It
July is here!! And I'm super excited about this month for lots of reasons. There will be celebrations - the Fourth, our daughter's half-birthday, and my own birthday at the end of the month. There will be travels - we are driving to Arkansas to pick up our son who is performing with Opera in … Continue reading A Jolly July!