Monthly Archives: June 2012

This Life is Not My Own

This photo was taken last summer while out on a trail run with my running group.   I wonder if this is paintable. Here I am back in this dark place.  When is this darkness going to lift?  I am … Continue reading

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This is another favorite photo – but I won’t paint it.   It was a cold, misty morning in Seward, Alaska.  I had just spent the (short, non-existent) night in a camper with my brother, nephew, and great nephew.  Our … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wednesday

Here’s another favorite photo – I think it might be more difficult to paint than it looks and also, it has no sky.  I love the blue sky of most of my photos.    The other sad thing about this … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Gratitude | 6 Comments

Yes, it’s Tuesday

I have been browsing through my photos.  Looking for something I want to paint when I go to the class in NY.  The teacher is a landscape artist, so a landscape would be appropriate.  I have always been a portrait … Continue reading

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Forty-one years ago today, in a hospital in Chicago, my mother died.  She was 57 years old.  I was 19.  I will remember today in my thoughts and in my prayers. On Saturday, at the first run of the summer … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Sobriety, Training | 9 Comments

Sunday Sunday

A retablo or lamina is a Latin American devotional painting, especially a small popular or folk art one using iconography derived from traditional Catholic church art. — From Wikipedia. This one is beautiful, but I couldn’t get close enough to take a good photo.  An alarm goes off if you … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, Gratitude, Icons | 7 Comments

Saturday feels just about right

I passed by the window and saw the sunshine on the trees and the flowers and thought – oh, now this is good.  It is a simple joy.  And I took a photo – right through the screen. Do you … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Gratitude, Thrift | 8 Comments