Author Archives: oceanstarr

Leaves

It’s no use to eviscerate myself. No one leaves till the job is done. Metal rails, wet stone, leaves in the air. The morning dew glistens gold in the sunrise. Exhale me in soft shoes like warm brown leather. Warm … Continue reading

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Naked in Public.

So… I’ve been journaling for a while in the mornings… I made a rule for myself that I’m not allowed to write about events of the day or “real life feelings”… just word blobs. And then a friend made me … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Friend, Teacher, Child, Parent, Seeker, Preacher, Singer, Poet, Creator, Destroyer, Dreamer… One of the most interesting quandaries of human life, for me, is the idea of identity. Who the hell do you think you are? And … Continue reading

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Tonight’s the Night

One of my favorite ways to spend an evening is painting to live music. Every once in a while, I get to work with some fabulous musician. Wendel Werner, local workaholic, has been gracious enough to share his stage with … Continue reading

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Hope

Don’t tell me it will be alright. Don’t tell me this doesn’t affect my life. Don’t tell me not to be mad. Don’t tell me not to find peace. When I see a problem, I’m compelled, like water flowing downstream, … Continue reading

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A Matter of Security.

If you’ve spent any time around me, you’ve heard me say “Attachment is the trap”. I’ve seen you roll your eyes at me and I’ve fielded the questions… “Aren’t you attached to your husband/daughter?” “Aren’t you attached to your body?” … Continue reading

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Blushing

When I wake up in the morning and am greeted by a pink sky, I get this funny feeling, like the Universe is blushing with happiness. As the seasons turn this year, I’m comforted and amazed once again at the … Continue reading

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Ferocious Equanimity

I had the most wonderful evening last night. I usually put my work up in cafes and bars and similar places (so that people can enjoy them in their REAL lives) and seldom go for real “gallery” type hangings. I … Continue reading

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Beware the English Major

One of the most common things people say to me is “at least you get to do what you love”.  I’ve mentioned this before. It sticks in my head… especially when I’m doing something tedious like updating my spreadsheets or … Continue reading

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Things That Feel Like Home

Things are delightfully busy here! In addition to my normal painting regimen, I’m trying to really focus on collaborations this season. For a long time, I’ve painted from others’ photos or writing, but I’ve had the chance to expand that … Continue reading

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