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Definitely a backlog of updates but let’s start here, now

It took a month to settle back in after Birmingham. Five nights in Birmingham and it started to feel like I live there now. There were a number of highlights for the three day event. I turned 51 on April 22, Earth Day, the day of artist load in. There was hardly a birthday present … Continue reading

Rockport 2018 and the events preceding

The beginning of a day, the end of a day:¬† both beautiful. Time out, time to look back …. now that the events have passed ….. because it was such a super special weekend, the entirety in a state of grace. The beginning:¬† morning came, I was prepared; I thought I was prepared. Something larger … Continue reading

Art offers sanctuary

Alain de Botton has quickly become my favourite new philosopher and in case you have not yet made his acquaintance I would like to introduce you to him. There is a series of videos connected to his School of Life but the one I watched for the second time today is through¬†Rijksmuseum discussing Art as … Continue reading

Relate locally

Marcel Proust:  The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. How easy it is in modern life to escape to a new place or a new person. If our desires balance between stability and adventure as Esther Perel teaches, then how do we navigate these needs? Renew on … Continue reading

WHAT IF

And then, one day, I felt better. A lot better. There is a girl in me five years younger that came back yesterday, I had stopped looking for her for I thought she had long since disappeared. It has been surprising and heartwarming and she is still here today. I am here to tell you … Continue reading

Wellspring within

  Change bursts onto the scene sometimes post smoldering at levels undetected. The earth rises up carrying its containment within. It is time. Every great change knows its time. Where there are oceans there are islands. Where there are islands there are volcanoes. The beauty of island life is created through great uproar. Uproar is … Continue reading

The Peninsula

This painting I sold at First Saturday Arts Market, January. This series has been selling most often the first time out to a market. Its detail is not readily apparent by photograph, its subtleties, its nuances and complexities. One of my favourite elements to show people is how the light interacts with these paintings, the … Continue reading

Press one for happy birthday

It is not for lack of content I have taken some time from writing this blog. If anything, there is an exceeding amount of content; so much so, it is challenging to know where to begin. I have had the good fortune of two visits to Manhattan in the past six months. There are so … Continue reading

Like the wave of the sea

For all my talk of light conservation, I LOVE TIMES SQUARE. No one is more surprised than I am. I love it there; I visited many times while in New York over Christmas. Each time enjoying the subtle differences of the experience. The lights, the traffic – I tend to have an affinity for traffic … Continue reading

No time like the present

No time like the present to resume blogging. As I sit here, early, Houston being here. From the hotel window, I could see soccer players late last night under the lights at Memorial Park. I don’t believe in outdoor lighting aside from sporting events – and not for events like in giant dome buildings but … Continue reading