Category Archives: Life Insights

Finding new ways to manage my satisfaction, rather than my life

If you’re anything like me, sometimes you find yourself stunned at the end of another week, saying, “Where the heck has the time gone, and what on earth have I accomplished?” For about a month I have been experimenting with … Continue reading

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That Dang Adolescent Period

A few years back I came across a great video on the importance of doing watercolor value studies. I wish I had saved the link because I would love to give this man credit for changing my life. The big … Continue reading

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Think about your outfits

I was talking with a small group of online friends yesterday and I suddenly realized I am┬ámore comfortable self-disclosing to them than I am to almost anyone I know in the town where I live. And that got me thinking, … Continue reading

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Cafe Wisdom: Who Inspires You?

Ah, the best laid plans, even if written with care and a calligraphy pen in a leather-bound journal, are sometimes no match for distractions no bigger than a bug. Sunday afternoon blog posts every single week? Good idea, great intentions, … Continue reading

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Why giving up doesn’t work

A few weeks ago I posted a piece called “Final Chapter…” At the time I had every reason to believe that I would need to discontinue my blog, sketching, teaching art, reading for pleasure… most of the activities that had … Continue reading

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Look at That! A week later…

What an adventure this life is. I have spent the past few weeks meeting with four eye specialists, having tests performed. blood drawn, and even a brain scan. The results are in, and the good news is that nothing new … Continue reading

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Habits and rituals

Does anyone else have trouble establishing a rhythm to their days? Ever since I stopped working a 9-5 job where I was answering to my employer and that holy paycheck, my time has been more fluid, slipping through my fingers … Continue reading

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