Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Rehoboth Art League Outdoor Show

The Rehoboth Art League Outdoor Show will be held the weekends of August 10, 11 and 17, 18. I will be exhibiting the second weekend and have lots of new art! Besides art, there will be music, food by Nage, children's activities and lots of Delaware history. $5 admission fee gets you in for the whole weekend and helps to support the Art League's mission. My booth # is 103. I also have 4 complimentary tickets to the first four friends who speak up! See you there!

Friday, July 26, 2013


Never realized that I'm an introvert. But after reading this, I'm convinced.

A GREAT explanation of introverts, and the myths attached.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Reluctant Acceptance

This is the 12 x 16 that came out of the plein air session with Stacy last weekend. I still feel like I'm standing there when I look at it. Done on "recycled" canvas that was so old, it had "brads" instead of staples along the edges. A little cleaning up a red underpainting, and it was as good as new. Also used a recycled frame that was in the same shape. Cleaned it up, gave it some flat black paint and a whole new life. This piece is, suitably, entered in the Recycled/Upcycled Show at the Rehoboth Art League, opening tonight.

Call me maybe.

"Has It Happened Yet"

Has anybody shared our bed yet?
Was it heavy? Was it hard?
Checked the time on the clock I used to set
On the jacket that I bought
Just for you when I was on the road
To remind you that I didn't forget
All the things that I shared with you
Has anybody done that yet?

Has anybody found the red shoes?
Have they found my cigarettes?
Have you gone back to the restaurant
That we'd go when we first met?
And are you starting to make promises?
Have you started taking bets
That it's better on the next round?
Has anybody done that yet?

Has it happened yet?
I am readying myself for a change
Has it happened yet?
I am trying to start again
Has it happened yet?
Is she living with all was mine?
If it hasn't happened yet
It will in time

I've got bad news for my heart
When two lives are torn apart
There is nothing you can claim
And no matter how you wish it
Nothing will ever be the same

Has anybody found the way to you?
Does anyone know what you need?
Does anyone remind you
The way we used to be?
And are you starting to make promises
That you made to me?
Has anybody found the secret?
Has anybody done that yet?

Has it happened yet?
I am readying myself for a change
Has it happened yet?
I am trying to start again
Has it happened yet?
Is she living with all was mine?
If it hasn't happened yet
It will in time
It will in time
Has it happened yet...?

Thursday, July 18, 2013


Actually, this is Intercourse...but I didn't think that title would look quite right.

What a beautiful view. Stacy and I were on the top of a hill, over looking this rolling cornfield and the trees in the distance. The sky was full of puffy white and grey clouds. It was hot as HELL, but the time always passes by quickly with plein air, and we really enjoyed ourselves.

From "The Single Woman"

Thank you to those who didn't love me, couldn't love me, or refused to love me. You taught me how to love myself.

Friday, July 12, 2013

It'll Do - Rachael Yamagata

It's not romantic
It's not the first time
It isn't magic
It isn't soulful
It won't be true
For me and you
But it'll do
It'll do

It isn't hopeful
It isn't lovesick
It won't be precious
It won't be timeless
It's not a fairytale
It wasn't heaven sent
But it'll do
it'll do

I'll pass the time with you
Cause it's so simple and sweet
They'll be no hard times to get through
nothing too deep
And when the day is done
When we have all had our fun
We will both find a place to sleep

I'm not a savior
I'm not a saint
I'm not a partner
I'm not a friend
I'm not a blessing
I'm not a gift
I will not cry when this ends
I'm not a muse
To fill you soul
But I'll do
For you

You pass the time with me
Cause it's so simple and free
It won't be good for me
But it'll do

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013


Now he discovered the secret from which one never quite recovers, that even in the most perfect love, one person loves less profoundly than the other. There may be two equally good, equally gifted, equally beautiful, but there may never be two that love one another equally well. - Thornton Wilder, The Bridge of San Luis Rey

St. Peter's Art Show 2013

A shot of my booth from this year's show.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Life Altering Steps to Create a Life You Want to Live In.

I do most of these, most of the time. But it only takes one person intent on changing the direction of someone who's happy in their skin to make all of these very easy to forgo and forget. Hold on to your power.
 (these are not mine, credit goes to the website Positively Positive.)

1. Stop trying to prove anything to anyone.
I have a friend who, after years of struggling and striving in New York City, recently moved to the country. She realized she’d been trying to prove something, and now she was done. Her new found ease is palpable in her skin, her eyes, and the way she stands. She chose to make her life a place she wanted to live.

2. Be you.
I’ll never forget when I was in high school feeling frustrated with my sister. A close family friend pointed out that I would probably get a lot further in life by being myself instead of trying not to be my sister. Trying not to be my sister was exhausting. Being me instead created a life that was, and continues to be, far more hospitable.

3. Notice what triggers your escape plan.
Who are you with when you find yourself wanting to drink? What conversation were you just having before eating that pint of Ben & Jerry’s? What were you saying to yourself as you bought the pack of cigarettes? When you say you really need to “get away,” what is it that you’re trying to leave? The answers to these questions will give you clues to what needs tweaking.

4. Easy does it.
Your life does not require a complete overhaul in order for you to want to live it. Tiny changes make a world of difference. Frustrated with your current situation moonlighting as a server at a restaurant? Spend your off hours designing those dresses you’re always dreaming up for someday when you have the money to start your own label. The hours infused with creative juice will offset the hours spent taking orders. Your life will become more tolerable by the minute. And you’ll want to stay there because it will just keep getting better.