Monthly Archives: November 2015

365, Day 183: Halfway There

The funny thing about being halfway someplace is that you’re just as far away from finishing as you are from your start point. Do you go back? Can you? Sometimes “halfway there” seems like “twice as far to go”. Anyone … Continue reading

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365, Day 182: Prompts

It is late in November in St. Louis. I woke to the sound of the wind howling outside and a cold rain pattering against the windows. There is a chance of snow as the day progresses. Nothing terrible, but it … Continue reading

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365, Day 181:Shape Shifting

It’s always interesting to me when the scene I’m painting changes as I’m painting it. I woke up on this particular morning to see a frosty landscape outside the window. That was the visual prompt for the painting. But, as … Continue reading

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365, Day 180: Theme & Variation

There is a “theme & variation” thing going on with the paintings from the last couple of days. They have an “islands in the air” feel to them…The tree shapes are similar and yet strangely different than other trees I’ve … Continue reading

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365, Day 179:Fields of Gold

And for some reason, it is always the Eva Cassidy version of “Fields of Gold” that I hear when I say that phrase… (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 178: Avalanche Warning

It has been one of those days. Stuff is breaking, shifting. I feel I am losing my grip and the ground is giving way underneath me, the avalanche carrying me with it. This happens sometimes when I make a decision, … Continue reading

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365, Day 177:Out of Thin Air

Some days, most days actually, I have  no idea where these images come from. They just show up. But not until I do. This is somehow, I think, significant… (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 176: The Way Things Are

The way things are NOT: Trees are NOT black. And black trees do NOT grow on blue hills.

I love proving myself wrong. Continue reading

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365, Day 175

      WordPress has changed. I can’t seem to set up my blog posts the way I used to do it. This annoys me…. Behind w/ my posting, as usual, it seems. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 174: Change

Today is my birthday. Yay. I know. Gratitude. Thankfulness. Visions of my friend Frank in Ireland saying the graveyards are filled with those who would love to have this day and cannot. Or something to that effect… Life is a … Continue reading

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