Is someone in your life sick or suffering? Or do you need peaceful background music, while you paint and think? The answers for me are Yes and Yes. My Dad must have known that, because he suggested listening to music this week with magical healing properties. Dad wrote… continue reading
I love living in Sonoma County. Yesterday, I was just driving to Safeway to get my mom some groceries, and I made one wrong turn. One minute later, I was driving through wine country, looking for a place to turn my car around. I saw this open gate. It was a large enough place to turn my car and that’s all I saw, at first. I meant to just turn around.
But as I rolled through the gate, I saw this most incredible mansion, just beyond the many green grapevines (the Ledson Winery). continue reading
A travel sketchbook is one way of recording your journey in a very personal way. I like to keep travel journals and here is what it is like to draw in one:
I took a travel sketchbook on my tour of Italy when I was young and on my own. Let me heighten this story adventure by saying I sketched on the very first day in Italy, right after being robbed by a taxi driver. continue reading
Yesterday I moved my computer out of the kitchen, where I could not think with all the noise and the sizzling things on the stove, and into a newly made home office. Today I went right into my new and sacred space!!
Day One in the office: Here is what I am doing, I am listening to music on Pandora. I was studying, but I took a minute to write some poetry that just came to me. continue reading
Last week I pulled Mom’s two garden gnomes out of storage in my garage, and restored them. It is the least I can do for my mom, since she was feeling sick.
Honestly I have been procrastinating. I had promised to do this years ago, but I did not know how to restore garden art, while still retaining its original charm. I am a good girl when it comes to maintaining “original charm” and “artistic authenticity.” continue reading