This is a used copy of Frank Lloyd Wright’s autobiography, which I am reading. I’m enjoying it. This is a … More
Category: Posts about Art
Setting Intentions For The New Year
Each new year I create a set of collage Intention Cards reflecting on several areas of my life in which … More
Acupuncture: My Journey With TCM
I believe in the mind/body/soul connection. When a medical disease is officially ruled out, and western medicine has few answers, I considered seeking a safe alternative approach.
Thanksgiving Pie Making: Two Childhood Memories
“Besides raising three children, my mother worked full-time outside of the home. The day before Thanksgiving she came home from a full day’s work, fixed her family dinner, and baked the pies to lessen her work load the following day.
The year I was twelve, Something Happened.”
How Many Steps? Some Thoughts on Tracking
In our culture, our days are measured for productivity through apps, comparing social media posts, and answering unguardedly the common question, “What did you do today?”
The Beds We Make
During the lockdown of the pandemic, like many people, I spent more than my usual amount of time at home. To entertain myself, I stopped making my bed daily for about a week. I made sketches of the bedding arrangements as the week progressed. Then I made the painting.
The Role of Artists, Here and Now
It’s going to take time for society to recover from the pandemic. Not only its residual effects on the economy and its toll on personal lives, but already we’re seeing the results of profound change.
No Leaders Please
“invent yourself and then reinvent
don’t swim in the same slough.”
What is Home?
Returning to my studio is a luxury of retirement. Retirement has also presented me with the opportunity to join other … More
After The Smoke Clears: Re-Acquainting with an Old Friend
Yesterday was the first of of nine that our air quality in Portland, Oregon fell from “hazardous” to “good,” and … More