the biggest skeptic ever, was i

I know what you’re thinking…Om. She is going to write about meditation. Yeah, you’re right, i am. I am one of those people who suffer from chronic pain, which is bloody exhausting. Meaning i hurt, so i have to rest. My body screams for it. I am tired all the time…side effects are bitchiness, extra…

the queen makes the chessboard

My parents went to Scotland last September. They brought back stories of their adventures & photographs as proof of them. They also brought back a name of an author who writes a series of mysteries that take place on the Isle of Lewis. There was a tour of locations of the Isle of Lewis that…

painting a 65 year old memory

I was commissioned to paint this house (above). This photograph was taken last summer. It was once owned by my aunt when she was a child. Her family moved out of this home when my aunt was about 7 years old. The hardest part of the commission was…i was to paint it as she remembered…

a goose, the gas station & time

My kids gave me flowers & a card this morning. They were really beautiful  (and what they’ve always gotten me, a tradition) I didn’t expect anything else. The hugs that came with them were the best part. My daughter started making lunch while i was reading in the living room.  My daughter loves to cook…

Cats are smarter than dogs

This is Juju (short for Judah). Stunning, isn’t he? Juju loves art. I have a dog too…he has no interest in art. He likes to lie under his hanging leash, trying to guilt me into another walk. No matter how many times i’ve walked him. I can also find him chewing rocks in my backyard….

how to pull off being single…

Well, here i go again. We were together for about 7 months. Not very long- But it was very powerful. Of course we met when i had to deal with incredible pain-i needed my neck fused. I was on steroids (i HATE steroids) that made me crazy & FAT (i HATE getting FAT more). I…

why Water Lilies are twice as bright

Water Lilies appear to contain fire at their center, they glow. These flowers are so different from other flowers we normally see. It took me awhile to figure out why. I blame it on the sun…and the water the flower floats upon. The flowers are lit up by the sun, twice. Once from above and then…

“hold me closer, tiny dancer…”

via “hold me closer, tiny dancer…” This is my daughter. She used to let me play dress up with me. Alas she is 16 & far too busy to let me take more. soon though…she give in.