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April Showers Bring May Flowers

April showers bring May flowers, but what do May flowers bring?planning ahead on my chalk wall

Pilgrims!! Lol!!!

And that was my comedy career, ladies and gentlemen!

Spring Cleaning

This month I have been contemplating spring and what it means. Feeling the season unfolding around me has me thinking about rebirth and renewal. After all, spring is the time when nature wakes from its winter slumber with a big yawn. Flowers begin blooming again and baby birds can be heard chirping for their mothers. Ahhh, the cycle of life! We are born, we grow and age, we die. This is true of all living things. Maybe that's the reason that most people get into "spring cleaning" - literally and figuratively.

Spring is in the Air

Spring has sprung! It's the time of year when many people start to emerge from their winter cocoons. March does seem to be special this year. In addition to St Patrick's Day, Easter is March 31! It's going to be a very busy March for us Irish Catholics! Lol! That may overshadow the fact that this is also One Love, 2016Women's History month. What?! You mean ANOTHER way of overlooking women?! Perish the thought! *eyeroll*

February, the Month of Love?

February is here and all thoughts turn to love...but just what kind of love? Valentine's Day is a celebration of relationships, but really it's just about intimate relationships, finding The Love of Your Life. What happens when you don't have that kind of happily ever after? I'm not looking for romance right now. I have been single for longer than I care to admit. In the past, that didn't really matter. Especially since that fateful Valentine's Day in 2013 when I found my boys - The Big Three that changed my life. Now, however, even that brings little comfort.
 

Still a Long Road Ahead

So, here I go again, trying to blog. On again, off again. Journaling has always been like that for me. I really do have the desire to write my thoughts. Frankly, it's good for my mental health. However, inevitably, my old companion, depression, comes in and it takes over everything.

Taking things one day at a time

"March comes in like a lion, out like a lamb."

Working on the next stage

If you read my last blog, then you know that one of the (MANY!) projects that I'm working on is a series exploring the five stages of grief. I'm currently working on "Bargaining". This piece reflects my feelings on the pandemic - caught between a rock and a hard place. When I think of bargaining in terms of grief, I think of the choice between two ugly options. Neither option is particularly good...

ICYMI: I was actually in an art show in 2020!

Welme and my 3 "Grief" babies in Sensory Overload 14, 6.20.20l, I'm going to try this again...I am back and ready to blog! Lol! A lot has changed since the beginning of the pandemic. I am still kind of finding my way - as I am sure many of you are as well. Now that 2021 is well underway, I am thinking about coming out of hibernation. However, I don't plan on doing live events, such as festivals or live painting, for awhile.

Brushes, Brushes, Everywhere!

working in oils

Brushes, Brushes, Everywhere!

 

I LOVE PAINT BRUSHES!!! For an artist, there are tons of different supplies available so that you can create literally anything. It’s like being a kid and having lots of fun toys to choose from. Paint brushes are some of MY favorite toys! There’s something very special about paint brushes. Ask most artists and they will tell you they have their favorites - for reasons that are as different as the artists that love them. But then, there are so many choices!! 

My Worst Best Valentine's Day

Happy Gotcha Day to my boys!!Valentine’s Day - when you’re single, it can be lonely; when you’re in a relationship, it can be stressful. Damn the greeting card industry and their made up holiday! Not surprisingly, I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I usually find myself alone or disappointed. But all that changed on February 14, 2013.

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