Monthly Archives: September 2015

365, Day 130: Anniversaries & the Grand Scheme of Things

On this day one year ago, I almost drowned on a canoe trip with someone I should never have been on a canoe trip with. I am having a terrible time this morning with flashbacks. It feels as if I … Continue reading

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365, Day 129: Doubt

Doubt is part of the creative process. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 128: Seasons

I have no words for today…other than the birds are beginning to slightly annoy me… (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 127: A Question With No Wrong Answers

Place. Space. Different? Why? (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 126: Test of Fire

We’re not there yet but I love the fall season and the glorious colors that are revealed as fall deepens and the foliage changes color. Sometimes it seems like the trees are on fire. Fire tests. Out of fire the … Continue reading

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365, Day 125: Near, Distant Shores

Near, distant shores…because, you know, there’s nothing so far away and foreign as what’s right in front of you. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 124: The Shadow Knows

Fall has paid us a visit here in St. Louis in the past couple of days. The sky is that gorgeous, clear, unhazy blue of autumn. The light is different and the days are really getting shorter. As I drive … Continue reading

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365, Day 123: Revisitation

Why do we “revisit” memories or places, real or imagined? What is memory? Or imagination, for that matter? This scene is strangely reminiscent of scenes I have painted in the past and yet it is its own. As I revisit … Continue reading

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365, Day 122: Through the Veil

One year ago today I was laid off from my last full-time job. A crazy amount of stuff has happened in the interim. This one-year anniversary is giving me a little kick in the backside especially given the anniversary that … Continue reading

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365, Day 121: Liminal Space

I love sunrises and sunsets. Long walks on the beach, puppies, kittens, well, cats and dogs at least… Where was I? Ah, sunrises and sunsets. There are moments, particularly in sunsets, where the whole world seems hushed as Day and … Continue reading

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