Tag Archives: change

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 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 161: Sea of Change

I love the way fog can spill across a landscape, pooling in low spots, lifting in others to reveal glimpses of solidity and color. There’s mystery in a foggy landscape. And I love that, too. I do not necessarily embrace … Continue reading

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365, Day 156: New Beginnings

Yesterday, a short while after painting the “Thresholds” piece, I got engaged. Standing now on another threshold but sharing it with someone wonderful. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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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 147: Departures

Day two of the academic conference. Still panicked but also enjoying myself. Making some new connections and talking to people who’s work articulates with my research interests in interesting ways. Serendipity on all sides. Still nervous about presenting tomorrow… I’ve … Continue reading

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365, Day 135: Fog, Revisited

This time of year it is common to see the sunlight and the fog playing hide and seek with the landscape. Edges can be crisp and then fade suddenly, whole sections of the landscape can be lost behind a curtain … Continue reading

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365, Day 111: Canopy

As this painting emerged, I felt as if I were flying above the canopy of the trees that have been making their appearance rather frequently lately. Sometimes, it’s good to lift up over the treetops and get a wider perspective. … Continue reading

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