The Dark Tree

Life changes. One second, all is well; and then the next second brings Change, usually with a Capital C., and often in a dose too big to easily swallow. Ruby had tried. She’d tried to force it all down, until one day she finally choked on change; and then, fueled by panic, was propelled into headlong flight. She rushed blindly about, here, there, and everywhere,...

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Curios ~ On Being A Collector of Amazements

I fancy myself a collector of amazements. I am forever unearthing interesting objects to take home, or, at least photographing my non-portable finds. As you might expect, after several decades of adulthood, I’ve acquired an abundance of things! I have collections. Many different collections because I have diverse interests. There was a childhood giraffe phase that...

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The Tale of Tansy (part 2)

Flash forward about six years. The fairy craze died down. My creative nature had moved onward to other subjects, but I would still paint a fairy or two a year, just for fun. (Most often in the spring when the new flowers and sunshine would inspire me to venture Into the Woods.) My all grown up, (still bull-headed – but very successful) daughter had flown home from...

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The Tale of Tansy (part 1)

I have forever been an ardent fan of the Faerie Realm. My first crush was on Disney’s Tinkerbell, which quickly morphed into a full-blown love affair with the ethereal world, and its mythical creatures. Little girl ballerina-dreams would usually involve some form of wings, that disappointingly only stayed put with elastic bands, but the trampoline gave a satisfying...

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The Grieving Tree

I once longed for… A  refuge for the heart sore.   A reclusive, private retreat from the ache of keeping your chin up when life is hard. I imagined… A mythical tree, one worthy of legend and half-remembered tales, all but forgotten now, except by just a few. Those few can tell you of the Grieving Tree.  It is the place you must visit when you cannot move...

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The Return to the Virtual

Hello! It’s been a awhile… After a hiatus of a few years, I’ve returned to dust off this blog and share some more scattered thoughts, special memories, and random insights into life and art. I’ve continued to write and paint often during my absence, but have been too side-tracked by the happenings in the “real” world to take the time...

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