The bird said to me, "I just couldn't handle the nagging anymore. She just kept pushing and pushing me, right up to the edge. Finally, I just exploded at her, 'Fine! You don't believe me! Fine, you'll be sorry, you'll see!' and I jumped." The bird fluffed his feathers, then blinked into the distance a … Continue reading Learn by Doing
Inspired by: Janis Joplin and Maria Popova
These are my walking shoes, and here is the story of how I came to own them.... A long time ago, in a previous life when I had a husband who had a huge extended family and none of them hated me yet, I was friends with one of his cousins. She and I were really … Continue reading It’s my blog and I’ll write about my shoes if I want to. #2
I picked a face and I drew it three times. It is the same person, despite the fact that the three drawings looks so different from each other. Sigh. Just when I think, this art stuff is as easy as rolling down a hill, I smash into a wall.
This is not my greatest work, but it is today's work, and that is good. I want to say, also, that it is not really my work. I mean it is, I painted it. It is of a place I saw, a landscape like any other, but it is also a painting of a painting, … Continue reading Real vs. Fake
Inspired by Kate Bingaman-Burt's Ted Talk: https://youtu.be/WEw0xREna24
Through my exploration of the creative medium: 'pictures and words,' I recently discovered Danny Gregory. He wrote a book called Art Before Breakfast that I devoured in a day. Inspired, I painted my breakfast this morning. The food was cold by the time painting became eating and drinking, but somehow more satisfying than usual. --- Last month I finished … Continue reading Breakfast