painted sky

This morning a most incredible painted sky full or glowing pink and orange. The photo can’t duplicate this but it is a marker for this day, a reminder of a sigh released. I am part way through some small paintings and moving myself in the direction of unfinished stories with the intention of finishing. Though […]

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My New Year

Today is the start of my new year. I measure it by my birthday.  I don’t have resolutions but I have intentions. I think of intention as a direction, a path to follow as opposed to making promises to myself. It’s overcast and warm here today. I can look out the window and see the […]

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creativity and business

Late last night I halfway launched my new business model called “EarthWord Creative, development services for artists and writers”. It’s not finished because my learning curve had a high arc and I had to redo some technical details that momentarily knocked me off center and  left me speechless.  Now that I am back on the […]

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through the keyhole

          One small movement in the write direction. I submitted a short story this week and now I’m thinking of what else and where else. The new year beckons – mine begins on December 15th.

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surrendering

I’ve spent the last few days responding to certain tasks I’ve set myself.     For my writing task I’ve edited a story I wrote but never submitted. One more quick edit and it will be submitted this week.         For my art task I’ve prepped cradle boards I made the other […]

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learning by heart

working on many levels. in my office: sorting and recycling as I go through saved files that haven’t been opened for a while. in my studio: sorting and regrouping as I strive to make a good working space for my encaustic work. I’ve got sample boards ready to go and a pile of 8 in. […]

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Practical Magic

It seems to me I’ve become a hoarder of ideas – stacking them up in precarious piles.  They are almost pretty to look at – lots of color, texture, tone and contrast.  I have stacks of papers, notebooks, sketchbooks, photographs and file folders (real and virtual) full of ideas, notes and lessons learned in various […]

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when the path veers

So I’m all set to melt and move waxy colors, dig, smear, embed, write and all the rest. My studio is equipped and I am ready to create. Then a phone call Tuesday morning and my path shakes, veers. My father-in-law has passed away. He was ill but his passing was fast –  and it […]

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potential – or the idea of it

Lingering thoughts from a science class of long ago – potential energy. When scientists talk about energy they are talking about the ability to do work. When the work is being done it is termed kinetic energy. When the work is waiting to be done, it is termed potential energy. I have this very big […]

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