Monthly Archives: July 2015

365, Day 73: Landmarks

We have emotional, biographical landmarks. Sometimes the emotional landmarks coincide with physical landmarks in the places we live. There are times when these landmarks need to be revisited and the story rewritten… Take back your story, one landmark at a … Continue reading

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365, Day 72: Impressions

It’s funny what people notice. I went with friends to the St. Louis Botanical Gardens Wednesday to enjoy the final Whitaker Music Festival performance of 2015. It was an evening of friendship, solidarity, new beginnings accompanied by music, dance, and … Continue reading

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365, Day 71: Extraordinary

“In the right time in the right light everything is extraordinary.”  ~ Aaron Rose Moonlight on the Mississippi River near Bellerive Park, St. Louis on a muggy summer night. Definitely not creepy and I find myself not hating the river … Continue reading

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365, Day 70: The Mississippi

I spent some time on the banks of the Mississippi River yesterday evening with some Cajun music and a friend who would be happier if I didn’t think rivers were creepy. I think I’ll work on that a bit. Today’s … Continue reading

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365, Day 69: Far Distant Shore

Sometimes I feel as much of a follow as a lead in this artistic dance of creativity. I sit down with a paintbrush in my hand and before I know it, the painting is leading me off in a direction … Continue reading

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365, Day 68: Waterfalls

It occurred to me again this morning that I have not been able to sing since the near drowning in September of 2014. I also found myself possessed by the need to paint a waterfall. Initially there was a bridge … Continue reading

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365, Day 67: Reflections

I don’t really know what to make of today’s painting. It’s so unlike all the others in many ways. For the longest time it seemed to actively resist the addition of any reflections of the trees in the water. I … Continue reading

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365, Day 66: Out of the Blue

There are days when I paint and have absolutely no idea where the image come from. Actually, I generally feel that way but some days I might have some inspiration, some thought of painting a landscape or an object in … Continue reading

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365, Day 65: Rule of Life

My friend, artist Martha Kelly, will be the artist-in-residence at the Memphis Theological Seminary this year and has asked me to write up a little about this spiritual practice of daily painting so she could use it in the seminary … Continue reading

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365, Day 64: Hearts

I am not normally a “pink” person. But every now and then it hits me. Usually during the peony season. Or when the roses bloom. Today I found myself obsessed with the Permanent Rose in my palette and hearts just … Continue reading

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