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master of illusion

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ravens and Crows, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on September 28, 2016 at 3:49 pm
watercolor 9/2016

watercolor 9/2016

Rumi has some great words about illusion. This one is my favorite because it always makes me laugh.

‘Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion.’

Yesterday when I was in the parking lot of the Safeway a young woman passed by me wearing a tee shirt with lettering that said ‘Minnie is my spirit animal.’ How great is that!!!


Home again

In Red Cottage on September 12, 2016 at 2:28 pm

I moved from the mountain in the very beginning of June. That was three months ago and I am just now….sort of…. ready to start painting, publishing, etc. I miss many things from the mountains and those are sweet memories. Now I live in San Jose and I’m exploring this new home. I actually have spent most of my adult life in Northern California so this is like coming home. Luckily I live right next to the Santa Cruz mountains and that is beautiful. Neighbors are great. Of course I have met the ‘dog people’ while out walking. Funny how that works.img_1848

Buddha requesting his 1pm dried duck treat. (No…the dogs are not vegetarians). Both the dogs tell time. They come at the appropriate time and let me know that they are due something. That’s my new portable air conditioner in the background. High 90 degrees for two weeks forced my hand to purchase a new coolant. I used swamp coolers on the mountain because it was dry dessert air but it’s too moist here for that to do the job of keeping me cool.

img_1846That’s Maus sitting next to my yoga mat. I call it doga because she likes to bother me by sitting on the mat when she can find a little space. It isn’t easy practicing with a Queensland hogging the mat.dsc02249You can see here that my dogs are now leashed. There are endless possibilities for leash entanglements. Chasing squirrels is quite hazardous for me. I haven’t gone down yet and I’m getting better. Remember….they were never leashed before and chased varmints on the mountain as they pleased. Definitely adjustment for all.

This is the end of the pics for now because word press is balking at uploading any more????? Anyway…I’m happy to be in my present digs….love g


grandmother wolf

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on September 11, 2016 at 2:24 pm
original watercolor aceo 9/2016

original watercolor aceo 9/2016

If you talk to the animals they will talk to you, and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear. What one fears, one destroys……Chief Dan George