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I Lost My Thrill

From one moment to the next my heart goes from lonely and sad to satisfied and relieved to worried and guilty to hopeful and content.  All between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 11:p.m. I used to love roller coasters when I was kid.  They were exhilarating, exciting, and made me feel like I could … Continue reading

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Sojourn to Freedom – Day Two

Just when I think I’ve got everything figured out, everything decides to remind me that I’m not in charge.   And thank you God (my main Everything) for reminding me. Because when I start to think I’ve taken over – that’s when my life tends to get screwed up. Speaking of “everything”, that’s what attitude is.  … Continue reading

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Dream or Destiny?

Years ago… I was asked to close my eyes and imagine who I wanted to be when I’m old woman. Today as I face the end of a relationship, I also know I am at the beginning of another chapter in my life that might reflect that image. I pictured myself living alone, and very … Continue reading

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Out of sight out of mind?

Out of sight out of mind?

I moved my studio from the kitchen at my husband’s urging. Granted, eating at the coffee table isn’t the best way to enjoy a meal together. But since I moved everything in the other room I feel like I’ve abandoned a friend. Having my paint supplies and canvases and colorful rags I use to clean … Continue reading

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Why is tonight so different?

That we shouldn’t sit in silence with nothing but old TV to break it? That I should want to love you up when you put me down? That I’d rather spend my time talking to real people in imagined space? This is how it’s been for as long as I remember with you. Why should … Continue reading

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What to do on a rainy day…

Art comes in many forms, not the least of which is preparing a meal for a rainy day that brings appreciation for cold, wet weather and a warm roof over our heads. On this soggy California day I decided a unique chili recipe and some corn bread would carry my husband and me away to … Continue reading

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Inspiration

What inspires you to create?  Do you feel something spectacular needs to happen, or can inspiration come simply from paying attention to the world around us? I find that many things, circumstances and thoughts become a project if I am motivated to act.  Boredom even spurs a new painting every now and then. Motivation is … Continue reading

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