Category Archives: 52 Weeks

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 169: Safe Harbor

Something has come into my life in the past few months that I don’t really ever remember feeling. Safe space. I have space, within a relationship, within the circle of someone’s arms, within the spaces of conversation and of shared … Continue reading

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365, Day 162: Look for the High Ground

Today it was a phrase that prompted the image: “Look for the high ground.” I feel like I’m in another “theme & variations” period working with these foggy, ethereal landscapes of the imagination. I’m also playing with double-loading my brush … Continue reading

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365, Day 155: Thresholds

The word that was in my mind as this painting revealed itself was “bleak”. This is a familiar word for me, particularly when I find myself standing on (or crossing over) a threshold. I sensed that happening this morning. As … Continue reading

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365, Day 148: Theme & Variations, Again

Day three of the conference (and day two of this particular compositional style). The presentation went brilliantly. Got a great response, initiated lively conversation. Met more interesting people in my panel session and in the final one following mine, a … Continue reading

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365, Day 145: The Bird in the Bush

I always find it interesting when themes and images seem to repeat and recycle. I always find myself wondering what it means. I find myself  wondering why I always find myself wondering what it means and wonder why it can’t … Continue reading

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365, Day 138: Serendipity and Sheer Dumb Luck

A couple of weeks ago, as I was driving behind my sweetheart down a dark, windy bit of Illinois roadway, a large owl flew between our vehicles. It flew slightly lower than the level of my car roof. There was … Continue reading

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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 117: Torn

Most of the time I feel torn between commitments, between things I think I should be doing and things I might want to do. Or, more often, torn between the plurality of things I think I should be doing. There … Continue reading

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