Category Archives: Words

I love words. I love their sound, their many meanings, the way they look, the fonts used to write them. I love to read them, write them, say them, put them into my art.

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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Watch What You Start

Many people are all bent out of shape over their huge array of unfinished projects. That is an issue, no doubt, but equally important is to watch what you start because you may fall into a rabbit hole so deep, … Continue reading

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The Reconstituted Brain

I have often used the phrase, “That blew my mind.” I imagine my mind exploding into a million bits, that fly in all directions, each seeking enlightenment. My brain is so shocked by this event that it is reconstituted into … Continue reading

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An Appetite For Fish

I was told the story of Jonah when I was a child, and it terrified me. Jonah was running away (or trying to sail away) from what God wanted him to do. This was an exercise in futility, because God … Continue reading

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The Truth Is Rarely Pure

I make art like I live. I live artfully and create art that reflects my life. Art is at times my confessional, and sometimes a hallelujah chorus. It expresses my sorrow and my joy. At the altar of art, I … Continue reading

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Loosen Those Chains

The very things we accuse of holding us back may really be building us up. Many who have survived “hard times” will tell you that they learned so much from those experiences: discipline, fortitude, a sense of purpose (if only … Continue reading

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No Regrets

Right and wrong are very definitive labels. You need a lot of conviction to use them, and even then they are not always believable. We all make mistakes. I really resonate with Oscar Wilde’s thoughts about them: Experience is simply … Continue reading

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Where Ideas Come From

We love to claim the ideas that drop into our heads as our own. But are they? How many times have you had a brilliant idea, just to find, via the Internet, that others already had it. There was no … Continue reading

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Transformation

People roll their eyes when you talk about the butterfly as a symbol of transformation. As if it is just banal, so commonplace to turn into an entirely new creature! Really, it is a spectacular event, a miraculous metamorphosis, and … Continue reading

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