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Here's to Listening and Looking

  • Posted 26th February 2024, 7:44 pm
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Here's to Listening and Looking

One of the things I remember about my younger days… (and now we're talking half a century ago or more!) is how I loved music.

I still do, of course.

But back then as much as I loved the tunes, it was the lyrics that caught my attention. I mean when I talked to others about the lyrics, so many of them were lost in the music, the beat, the band, the

You Made It! (and so did I)

  • Posted 14th February 2024, 2:15 pm
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You Made It! (and so did I)

Well, the main work of clearing out a sewing room for my wife is done. I've used the word 'remodeling' loosely to describe what was really clearing out my sons stuff (who moved to Arizona) from his old room. I can't believe how much stuff he accumulated!

There is still the painting of the room to do, but for now my wife has been able to move her sewing

Ideas, What to do with Them?

  • Posted 4th February 2024, 3:04 pm
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Ideas, What to do with Them?

Last time I told you about winter here.

I must confess that I probably do love winter more than I let on. The time is visually awesome. A wonderland of freshness.

In nature many creatures hide and wait out the cold, some fly away, doing the same. Even in the human experience, we have given a name to those who migrate to warmer climes. Snowbirds we call

Now and Later

  • Posted 23rd January 2024, 10:19 pm
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Now and Later

I haven't painted a single thing in eight weeks. I have a studio but nothing going on in there. Why?

Sometimes life just gets in the way.

Several months ago my grown children moved out of my home. One bought a home and the other got a job a couple of states away. These surprize events left space in our home available for other uses. One became my next studio, while

Inspiration: To Be or...?

  • Posted 20th January 2024, 11:36 pm
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Inspiration: To Be or…?

How do you find inspiration? Where does that come from? Is Inspiration needed to create art?

Personally, I've found that 'inspiration', what ever that is, comes after I have begun to work. Rarely is it the reason I begin. In this, I remember the Picasso statement, "I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else." To me that seems closer to the reality

My, How Time Goes By!

  • Posted 10th January 2024, 12:25 am
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My How Time Goes By!

This is the second blog I've added on this re-launched site, and it is now more than a week past a year since my last blog post!

I'm not keeping up too well.

The primary evidence of that is that the website (as of today 1-09-24) has not been publically opened. Of course when you read this, that will have changed. We'll see if things go better from here on out

To Begin… Again

  • Posted 2nd January 2023, 10:32 pm
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To Begin… Again.

Just a word to begin the launch of this new website… actually, it's not new, although the site has been un-updated or offline for quite some time.

Some of this has to do with my previous webhost but more because of those people who forgot they were a guests on my website and decided to hijack space on my forum to advertise their particular agenda. In the end it is