Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Trinket Box

I drew the jewelry box first. It holds a lot of memories and feelings for me. It got me thinking about how an object can elicit so much emotion when it is a vestige of some greater thing, a person, a special time. And the longer we keep these things the more poignant the feelings associated with it. Many years from now maybe someone will throw these things away. I guess it is the same as sentiments.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Silent All These Years ~ Tori Amos

"But what if I'm a mermaid
In these jeans of his with her name still on it
Hey but I don't care
Cause sometimes I said sometimes I hear my voice and it's been here,

silent, all these years."

This song touches home with me. One price of living with a controlling person is the steady closing in of walls. If you change what you are doing or saying, even once, to accommodate someone else's sickness (I don't mean a compromise) you are giving away bits of your own power, your birthright - a voice in this world.

 It turns out that voice is still there. It was just buried beneath the ashes.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Two Glasses and a Bottle of Beer

My favorite beer of the moment. Thanks to Alberto for giving me the idea of spattering paint. It gave the background just a little bit of texture. I see about 10 things I would like to change, but that's just the little voice in my head that finds fault in everything I do. Stuff yourself little voice. I'm loving my painting today.

Wishing Everyone a Good Day & New Beginnings!

I have just discovered Sally Seltmann, a Sydney based singer, songwriter and producer. Here she is singing "On The Borderline" from her captivating album Heart That’s Pounding (2010). I love her beautiful, knock-out voice and sophisticated, quirky lyrics. I'm not a music reviewer, but this sure got me out of a funk yesterday. It is a song of renewal. Hope you enjoy it!

Friday, November 2, 2012


BLUE - watercolor

I'm feeling a little blue. But it is a beautiful day. I've got some coffee and leftover pizza, things could be worse, yes? I think I overdid this painting. It was feeling so dull to me so I threw some paint at it and felt better! Maybe someday I'll add some more color to my work, other than blue. Yeah, one step at a time.