Friday, July 30, 2010


Wow, major vacationers arriving. More rv's and boats coming down Route 1 than you can shake a stick at. (Has that saying ever made sense to anyone?)

Below is a commission in progress. This has been a fun one, with the sand flying everywhere. Still a ways to go, but may be done by the end of the weekend.

Be careful out there! Bicyclists, pedestrians, scooter-riders getting hit all over the place. Slow down, you're on vacation, even if the rest of us aren't!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Next show...

Rehoboth Art League Outdoor Show coming up!

10-5 each day, $5 admission for adults, covers both days for one weekend. You know you need some art, come take care of that!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Wow, just realized that's a guy in this picture. Thought it was a woman at first.

I think a lot of us walk around with all kinds of stuff in our heads that ought to come out of our mouths. Such a shame that most of the time it doesn't, then we find out that if it had, things may have been different. We're all so scared of opening.

Friday, July 23, 2010

I need a vacation

My usual eternal patience is running very thin. Can't blame it on the heat, because I like the heat. Just feel like I'm doing nothing but work, and otherwise. Way overdue for some pure, unadulterated fun.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Wow, was it hot on the beach yesterday. Whoooo. So hot I actually went in the ocean, which I don't usually do till August because it's so damned cold. But I think my body temp was like 110.

Dad's bday last night. He turned 78 and had a big chocolate cake with a bunch of candles. The whole family was there, except for Michael, Allyson, Dusty and Haley. Summer jobs. But it was a nice time, and we went to Dover Downs for a while afterwards. Should have taken pics. Since my camera got stolen, I keep forgetting to take pics with the new one, because I got out of practice.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lotto Heart artists - revealed.


Yesterday's Post Secret fave. I thought this one was heartbreaking. I don't ever want to know what that's like as a parent or a spouse.

This is an 8 x 10 in progress, but close to being done. Untitled as of now, but will probably be something simple like "Sussex Back Bay".

And here is "Pull" finally finished. I really simplified the water, primarily because I am terrible at painting water. Hopefully it translates well enough.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Art stew

What a great shot. Hope it was a spontaneous moment, that makes it so much more interesting.
Here are two of Mark Stock's paintings. He is a new discovery for me, but he's been around a while. He's a modernist, and his paintings really invoke thought and invite the viewer to come up with back stories for the paintings. Many illustrate the pain of heartbreak or unrequited love. I have a print of "The Butler's in Love" and "Languish", two of his more poignant paintings (in my humble opinion.) These are wonderful too - Leonardo in the above photo, looks like he just got blindsided by a not-so-welcomed letter. The other is a letter or journal entry from a butler suffering from unrequited love. At least, that's my take. What's yours?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Nothing better

than having a Monday off. Ahhhhh. Especially having a Monday off with nothing pressing. Ahhhh. Yes.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


This one really made me giggle. I guess we've all had a boss like this once or twice in our lives.

Yesterday's St. Peter's Show - beautiful weather, crowds in the morning, but they thinned out later, not a lot of sales. Sigh. Too bad, that's usually a great show for me. Just goes to show you, you can't predict it. However, "Rehoboth Trio" did sell out of Cafe Sole, making that the 3rd lifeguard since they made their debut Memorial Day weekend. Not bad at all.

What a beautiful morning. I'm sitting on my shady deck, listening to the birds and enjoying the fabulous breeze. I love summer. I could have that tattooed on my body and never have to worry about that changing.

Today is July 4th and there's so much to do, but I'm reluctant to do anything that involves getting in my car and heading toward the beach. The crowds are going to be insane, I'm sure. What I'd really like to do is just plant myself in a loungechair at the pool with my new John Sanford book and just alternate between tanning and cooling off in the pool. That sounds ideal.

Happy Fourth to YOU. And if you are a regular blog reader, why not become a follower of my blog? You'll be updated when there are updates made to the blog, plus it lets me know who actually reads this thing. I'm finding out that way more than 3 people do.  :)

Here's my booth at St. Peter's.

And here's a pic of Christopher Peterson in his opening "gay car wash" gown at Lotto Heart last night. He did an impersonation of Sandra Bullock that was priceless. Instead of Wind Beneath my Wings, she sung a tribute to Jesse James "The Contempt Beneath My Feet". It was hilarious.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Complete? I think so. Have to sign it.

Today's Daily Om

I bolded a passage in today's Daily Om that I thought was particularly poignant. Really made me think.

July 1, 2010

The Weight of the Past


Holding onto regret is like dragging the weight of the past with us everywhere. It drains our energy, leaving less available for life now.

Holding onto regret is like dragging the weight of the past with us everywhere we go. It drains our energy, leaving less available for life in the present because we are constantly feeding an old issue. This attachment can cause illness the same way watering a dead plant creates decay. We know that something new and beautiful can grow in its place if we only prepare the soil and plant the right seeds. We also know that we create our lives from our thoughts, so dwelling on the past may actually recreate a situation in our lives where we are forced to make the choice again and again. We can choose to move on right now by applying what we have learned to the present and perhaps even sharing with others, transforming the energy into something that is constructive and creative for ourselves and others.

Forgiveness is the soothing balm that can heal regret. In meditation, we can imagine discussing the issue with the self of our past and offering our forgiveness for the choice. In return, we can ask for our selves forgiveness for keeping them locked in that space of judgment for so long. We may also want to ask forgiveness from anyone else who may have been affected and perhaps offer our forgiveness. By replaying the event in our minds, we can choose a new ending using all that we now know. Imagine that you have actually gone back into the past and made this change, and then say goodbye to it. Release your former self with a hug and bring the forgiveness and love back with you to the present. Since we are usually our harshest critics, it is amazing how powerfully healing it can be to offer ourselves love.

Keeping our minds and our energy fully in the present allows us to fuel our physical and emotional healing and well-being today. This action frees our energy to create the dreams we dream for the future. By taking responsibility and action in the present, we can release our hold on the past.