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365, Day 171: Hopes and Fears

I debated with my Muse in the matter of palm trees here. The birds said no. I’m not sure what the imagery here is evoking. Shipwreck? Marooned? Lost at sea? Refuge? Escape? I’ve never painted an island before…Maybe it’s just … Continue reading

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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 160: Landscapes of the Imagination, Revisited

I wonder about these landscapes that materialize in front of me. I wonder what it might be like to walk these hills. What the trees smell like. What the birds sound like. Would they be familiar? Would there be spiders…? … Continue reading

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365, Day 157: Memory

Ever lose something? Something important? And just have no memory of when you became separated from it, even after (thankfully) it gets found and you are able to piece together some degree of explanation for how the separation happened? This … Continue reading

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365, Day 142: A Bird in the Bush

Playing with a new brush and things kinda got out of hand… (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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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 120: Happiness & Imperfection

A big part of my life right now is learning where to focus my resources and learning to live with imperfection. And, ironically, learning to be happy. In this moment. I wonder, as I write this, if being happy in … Continue reading

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365, Day 113: Stolen Moments

Most days I feel torn between trying to somehow accomplish all the things I think I “should” be doing and all the things I “want” to do for me. To be fair, some of what falls onto the “should” be … Continue reading

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365, Day 112: Flights of Fancy

The last few days, as these landscapes have emerged, I’ve felt as though I were wheeling around with the birds, flying above the trees, seeing things from different angles than I usually do. I’ve dreamt about flying like the birds … 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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