Category Archives: Digital Art

I often take painted or stitched works (or a combination of both) and play with them in Photoshop Elements.

When Will I See You Again?

I have a million ideas in my head. When I concentrate on a particular one, it flows out from my mind like a flag, waving and inviting me to create something out of it. Which made me think of the … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

Tomorrow will mark another milestone for me, 18 months of continuous daily blogging. I’ve had my ups and down, but always managed to say something, and provide an image. So now what? Why announce this fact in such an obvious … Continue reading

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Retirement

Yesterday was my last day of “regular” employment. In other words, I have joined the retirement crowd. It was an emotional day ~ with hugs all around from staff and students alike. In my mind I saw a curtain closing … Continue reading

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Paying Forward

We can see the world as a doomed place, bound for destruction and full of people who only consider the bottom line. However, if we allow it, we will also notice and experience the many acts of kindness that are … Continue reading

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Real Friends

Tell me how you are feeling, she told him. I mean, really feeling. Fine, he said. Not the dressed up, phony, everything is fine kind of feeling, but the raw, real, take it or stuff it kind of feeling. She … Continue reading

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Another Door

I saw this door, she said, and just knew that if I crossed the threshold, I would see something that would cause my whole life to change. What happened when you went in? he asked. Are you kidding? Her eyes … Continue reading

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A Longer View

What is inscribed in your heart? What wish or hope or dream that you dare not even whisper but which you sometimes admit you must have or you will surely die? Believe that feeling. Do not dismiss it as wishful … Continue reading

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A New Map

You know that awful art work you have hidden away? The one you conceived with such excitement, and began with such high hopes? Now, it languishes, out of sight, and you feel guilty, mad, or sad any time you think … Continue reading

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Over the Moon

I’m getting lots of hugs at work this week. I’ve been pretty emotional in my classes, because I know this is the last I’ll see of the wonderful little people who have filled my life with their smiles, energy, and … Continue reading

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Poised to Take the Plunge

This month, I end my journey as a school teacher and embark, with full sails flying, on my full-time artist life. I have dreamed of being a full-time artist since I was old enough to know what that meant, and … Continue reading

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