Monthly Archives: October 2013

Getting Ready to Leap

Since our decision to move toward relocating to New Zealand, my life has changed so much… I didn’t expect it, but I feel so relieved! I feel so much more at peace and secure in my plan… I haven’t ever … Continue reading

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All My Rocks in One Basket

The last few days have been filled with frenzied research and dramatic highs and lows as I consider and reconsider potential boons and obstacles on my path toward New Zealand. My dreams have been altogether different from anything I can … Continue reading

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Next Adventure, Please

Almost ten years ago, I borrowed a friend’s pickup truck, filled my pocket with money and drove to Tennessee from Alabama. I didn’t have any friends there. I had applied for exactly one job on the internet. I just drove … Continue reading

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Learning the code

As I sit here this morning drinking my coffee, my darling daughter sits at my feet practicing the “ABC’s”… She’s obsessed with learning the code that brings order to our thoughts. I wonder again and try to remember what it … Continue reading

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Revising a Sunrise

  I never get tired of sunrises and sunsets. On a purely visual level, the colors never get old. On a philosophical or spiritual level, I am kind of obsessed with the idea of rebirths and second chances. This piece … Continue reading

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How to be an artist

A long, long time ago in a far away land of red clay and air so thick and humid that walking was like swimming on an August day, I began to paint. It was a matter of chance. I landed … Continue reading

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Demonstration Day at Dragonfly Art Dimensions

The dear Girl Child and I had a lovely day yesterday. We took a nice drive up to Gatlinburg.  The ride up was very nice. The weather could not have been better and she was a champ in the two … Continue reading

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Eccentricity

Life does not make sense. People don’t always get what they deserve.  Every outcome is a mixture of chance, preparation, and the random.  I’ve been thinking alot about the Dadaism and the absurd… because no matter how we endeavor to … Continue reading

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Turning into a pumpkin

    As the weather turns cooler, I’ve had harvest scenes from my childhood passing through my mind. Also, as the chapter of my life changes again, the saying about “turning into a pumpkin before midnight” has been on my … Continue reading

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