why WORDS hurt more

Do you ever wonder why…when a compliment is given, we deflect it? as in “you are so beautiful” “oh, gosh, i didn’t do my hair today, my clothes are old, these old bags under my eyes, i haven’t slept in a week, etc.” and¬†sometimes compliments feel as if they float away, as though tangible, like…

his bone structure

the last thing to grow on a man is his jaw, it usually happens between the ages of 18-22yrs. The jaw wides at the end of a man/boy’s growth, it is the one last thing to remove his baby face. This is a ten year old boy…his jaw hasn’t widened yet, it was luck &…

teaching the artist to SEE…

this is my Monday, after school, art class…three 1st grade girls (my classes are no more then 3 children at a time, that i way, i get to create art with them) ¬†i know these girls have been taught all day long, so i make my teaching very brief. At first, it is difficult to…

gardens remain mum

i planted two types of white mums last spring. i bought them in the grocery store, i believe they were intended as mother’s day gifts. i took them home & separated them into three sections, planting them in a hodge-podge way. i watched them struggle through the heat of Alabama summers. i wondered if they…

first build the sailboat

then the fireplace mantel for it to rest upon. i’m glad he had his priorities right, otherwise, i wouldn’t have been able to shoot his amazing work. he builds anything, his house, his sailboats, a schooner, chairs…everything was him. then i found a sewing machine in his house…i thought it opposite from all that he…

love in the alley

naturally…the heart doesn’t alway find love in most appropriate places

when my daughter left the nest…

…i made sure she landed into her own. her college, in Mobile, Alabama, had dorm room walls, built with cement block. i suppose, to prevent the building from being ripped apart by a hurricane. they tend to grow in the Gulf of Mexico. she is somewhat safe from the violent elements that plague the region….