"Seedling" 18x14, oil on canvas To say that the pandemic lockdown has been hard on me would be laughable. I know that a lot of my art community made jokes about being easily able to isolate, only to find out later that they went out more than they had supposed pre-pandemic. They didn't think about… Continue reading Emerging
I recently wrote an update to some friends, and I realized I hadn't written here in a while. Again. I'd like to say I'm surprised, but I'm really not. Life took it upon itself to really kick the crap out of me this year so far, and to say I'm doing well would be an… Continue reading Heartbreak
So, last year, I wrapped up. I didn't do much, but I dipped into alla prima painting and figured out I didn't totally stink at it. But where to start for 2021? What about outside of the studio? Oh, who am I kidding, I live in here. Everything is in the studio, even when it's… Continue reading And Forward
I think the first order of slightly more positive business should be closing out what paintings I completed last year. So, without further ado, this is what I created after my last post in October 2019: Northern Lights 14x18" acrylic (sold) "Northern Lights" was 2019's annual holiday painting (it's what I turn into holiday cards… Continue reading A Little 2019 Paint
I really don't know what my problem is. I love Autumn. We even have a late Autumn going on here, and most of the leaves are still blazing away in all their glory, attached to the trees... which is really bizarre, because by the end of October the trees are pretty much skeletons in Vermont.… Continue reading Isn’t Halloween Over Yet?
I really thought this whole Empty-Nester thing was going to be so easy. I mean, what is there to figure out? It turns out that the answer is... JUST about everything. Drama sorted itself out by the end of last week, and more relaxed days returned. That meant I could go back to trying to… Continue reading Because I SAID so!
It's Autumn, and yet again I've gone a month without writing. In that time, my anniversary happened (24th), and more struggle with my son and his college stuff. For a little while, I thought everything might be ok, and I actually experienced some happy days. ACTUAL happy days. I haven't had that in almost five… Continue reading In Sweaters
Folks, I sit before you typing this out as a "childless" woman for the first time in 21+ years. My daughter moved back down to NC, after following us back up home to VT. My son has flown to NC to visit his girlfriend. My husband is at work. It's just ME right now! In… Continue reading Freedom (sorta)
My work had a certain trajectory and pace, once. I interrupted that when we decided that relocating to North Carolina made sense in 2014 (huge mistake, but it's done and I'm back in Vermont. *deep breaths*) As soon as we said "Go", everything destabilized in my world. It's little stuff from having things where you… Continue reading A Little Paint
Traditionally when you start up a blog, introductions are in order. Back in the day, I was a 20-something, then a 30-something blogger, and now I'm 44. I'm over the "something" part, I'm 44. I feel like "something" added some sort of hidden dread of getting older. As if that would somehow stave it all… Continue reading Chocolate, Art and Life (Who Am I?)