Category Archives: inspiration

A Day in the Life: Mom discovers Instagram!

OK, my title is more than a bit misleading, since I don’t post to Instagram, myself, and I’ve known about it for some time. However, my elder son, who lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, has a fabulous Instagram page that … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: An Abundance of Zucchini

As some of my friends know, I love to cook and I love to experiment, adapt recipes from others, and make my own. When my dear friend, Mary, brought me an abundance of zucchini, I pondered how I’d use it … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Inspiration VIII

For some time, I’ve been feeling uninspired under the pressure of financial disasters: nearly dead cat (had to have surgery), dead central air system, dead laptop, and medical bills that just keep accruing as I go to physical therapy twice … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Inspiration VII—It’s for the Birds!

For bird lovers everywhere, and for many creative and artist types (like me), few things inspire us more than the beautiful creatures that inhabit our world with us. From the first robin of spring (haven’t seen one, yet…) to the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Inspiration VI

I’ve always been attracted to metal work on a small scale, myself, but I’m blown away by what other artists and sculptors create. Sculptor John Lopez grew up in cowboy country on a ranch in western South Dakota. Now, on … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Inspiration V

As an artist whose work often encompasses photographs, most of which I take myself (this little penguin is not a particularly good photographer), I devote a sizable chunk of my research time to looking at photographs and studying photographers. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Inspiration IV

In my continuing exploration of the limits of the imagination, I’ve been looking at ways to use familiar objects and media in unfamiliar ways. Today I’m sharing the book paintings of Russian surrealist, Ekaterina Panikanova. Born in St. Petersburg in … Continue reading

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