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365, Day 173: Clarity or…?

Hurried. Stressed. Exhausted. Yesterday I made a major decision that in part feels right and in part feels disappointing. The “feels right” part is deeper. The disappointing part seems more tied to my head and expectations. I’m not sure if … Continue reading

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365, Day 170: Vortex

How do you ride the thermals of the storm and not get just get completely smashed in the vortex? There aren’t enough hours in the day… (© Karen Opp. All right reserved.)

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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 133: Plateaus

Is it possible to plateau in a low place…? Can the low point be a place of vision? (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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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 106: The Slow Work of God

I have issues with my own entanglement with social media but now and then a real gem crosses my path, one that might never have otherwise done so. It seems to be just what I need just when I need … Continue reading

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365, Day 51: Black Hole

Black hole. This is what I was thinking, this is what I painted on this particular day. As I write this, I know what’s coming in the next few days. But on this particular morning, I didn’t. (© Karen Opp. … Continue reading

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365, Day 31: Seasons

To everything there is a season…and I tend to feel out of sync. It’s high summer and I find myself painting what ended up being an autumn/first snowfall of winter scene. This started, again, because of a piece I saw … Continue reading

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365, Day 29: Orientations

Again with the blues. I struggle with depression. This post began with me being drawn yet again into the blues in my palette as a means of trying to express things that have a difficult time surfacing and therefore remain … Continue reading

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365, Day 12

“Listen: There was once a king sitting on his throne. Around him stood great and wonderfully beautiful columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the king with great honor. Then it pleased the king to raise a small feather … Continue reading

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