Friday, October 24, 2014







bird quality

one day a dove perched on the ledge

of my fountain.  he balanced

trying over and over to get

a sip of water, never realizing

the water line was too low to reach.

but he didn't seem to mind.

it's a bird quality: try again.

i'll remember that as i write:

perch on the ledge,

bend over, fall in.

published in onthebus




my friend lorraine said that the clearing and 

decluttering process i have been into these last

two weeks is like a cleansing.  it has also been an opportunity

to remember and revisit dusty former parts of myself.

i found this poem i wrote.  i could substitute paint for write.

so i have wandered into another medium utilizing the same process.  

i took an afternoon off to paint.

i was delighted with what came to me.

posting with paint party friday
and weekly hostesses kristin and eva



sending you best wishes for a lovely weekend.

X O X O 








Tuesday, October 21, 2014

sidewalk message, redondo beach



sending hugs

X O X O X O X O

Saturday, October 18, 2014




journaling regularly gives you a place






to record thoughts












experiment and juxtapose diverse images together






mark an event






write out thoughts that would normally float through

your mind and leave






sketch a scene.







i thumbed through a little journal on my shelf today

remembering who i was at that moment.  also noticing

how the format of my journals have changed immensely 

from the use of magazine images to original painted images

i miss the simple cut and paste and appreciate both ways of expression.
















a few photos from the power of art opening of the 

redondo beach art group.  two of my blue monoprints 

are shown in the first photo.














Thursday, October 16, 2014



mixed media, 19 x 24 on bristol paper







with a quick change of settings a my mac







this results and you can have a look

at the values in a piece.







and with a slight chance in the saturation







this results.






ps  i continue to perge and declutter by collecting at least a bag

filled to give away, recycle or throw away.  i say that but look at 

my desk....just saying...i have a long way to go.  and of course,

in the process after a birthday lunch i found a chandelier at anthropologie

 that i was jus that i was looking for...if you can't see the details,

it is wrapped with text paper.   had to have it.  what do you think?

i think i am a consumer/collector at heart.












happy paint party friday.  thanking kristin and eva for this weekly

gather and welcoming all familiar and new friends. 

thank you for sopping by today.

XOXO






start out wandering







looking for the light






destination unknown









Tuesday, October 14, 2014


journal spread



'and your very flesh

shall be a great

poem'

sabrina ward harrison


Sunday, October 12, 2014

acrylic,  gesso


When I Am Among the Trees


When I am among the trees, 
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
   but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, "Stay awhile."
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, "It's simple," they say,
"and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine."
Mary Oliver