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Thanksgiving – Outside the Box

We are a strange Thanksgiving trio – Diane, Mel and David.  On this day of grannies, cousins, sisters, uncles and orphans, it’s just the three of us. The only thing traditional about our holiday is that Someone has purchased an 18 … Continue reading

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Who’s In Charge Of Reincarnation?

Washington Post Article:  China rejects reconciliation with Dalai Lama “China sees the game as mostly over, with a few odds and ends remaining that it can weather with little discomfort…… As the Dalai Lama ages, Beijing also thinks it has … Continue reading

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Art Collecting Without Guilt

I don’t spend money on art. Well, once I bought a photo for $1 at a yard sale.  We are not going to talk about what I paid for framing. Like most people, our household budget just doesn’t include a line-item … Continue reading

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Falling in Love with Natalie (again)

Natalie Goldberg has a new book.  Living Color:  Painting, Writing, and the Bones of Seeing. I love Natalie.  (even when I hate her – some of you know what I’m talking about)  Writing Down the Bones was the first (the only?) book … Continue reading

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What Does George W. Bush Have In Common With The Sacred Ordinary?

I am chagrined to learn that after leaving office, George W. Bush has taken up art.  His life-passion is painting. Apparently he has painted over 50 dogs. He also paints himself in the shower. And in the bathtub. He piddles way … Continue reading

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Everyday Objects

Sometimes I paint pictures of everyday objects.  Then I look at my pictures and know that one day the objects will break, or I will be forced to give them away when I move into a nursing home (or onto the street).  But if I … Continue reading

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It’s All About The Frame

I’ve started painting. With brushes and a paint set.   I take ownership of my amateur status (in the best sense of that word).  I love painting! When my adored child-play creations are dry, I pin them to the fridge. Passing by I stop … Continue reading

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