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First day in my “new” studio…

First day in my “new” studio…

It’s been eleven months since I had access to my paints, brushes, easel, canvases, knives et al that one might find in an artist’s space. We retrieved my accouterments from a storage shed not far from our apartment and, once again, the boxes remained isolated from my attachment to that which might be considered my passion — almost a year […]

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“Long, Long Time Ago…”

“Long, Long Time Ago…”

“Traumatic: Unpleasant, disagreeable, troublesome, irritating, distressing, also injurious and harmful.” (Oxford Thesaurus) Moving day and three weeks thereafter… enduring the physical and mental stress of a move from a home of ten years, equipped with everything one could possible need including surround-sound and a whirlpool bath with multiple settings, into an apartment half the size, […]

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Favorite Quotes

Favorite Quotes

  “Live lightly” We have to cultivate contentment with what we have. We really don’t need much. When you know this, the mind settles down. Cultivate generosity. Delight in giving. Learn to live lightly. In this way, we can begin to transform what is negative into what is positive. This is how we start to […]

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The Examined Life

The Examined Life

I am not a poet, nor have I ever written a poem… This “piece,” as I choose to call it, came to me late one evening as I sat at my desk staring at my calendar, feeling overwhelmed by the “appointments” and the “to-do’s” scribbled all over the page. Only the four Wednesdays were absent […]

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Be Careful What You Wish For: Door Count...

Be Careful What You Wish For: Door County, WI

I am a visual artist, an oil painter, to be exact. I live in a town called Baileys Harbor in Door County in the state of Wisconsin. The population of this county is around 29,000 people. Baileys Harbor has approximately 1,000  full-time residents.  I emphasize “full-time” because Door County is a popular vacation and tourist […]

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January 01, 2011 – Resolutions

January 01, 2011 – Resolutions

I’ve never been a person who makes New Year’s resolutions, but this year seems different to me in that I seem different to me. In keeping with my internal evolution, this year I resolve to (in no particular order): honor my friends by greeting them with “namaste” instead of the colloquial “hi”; read biographies; increase […]

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