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Editing

“Boldly and bluntly simplify the subject so as to reveal its true essence.”
– Kiyoshi Saito, (1907-1971)

I have spent the last three months preparing to move from Seattle – where my husband and I have lived since 1986 – to London, England. 300 more words

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Three

In July I painted this Green Summer Day,and these Ripe Red Apples.In the back of my mind I was remembering something the editor Elizabeth Law mentioned in a talk years ago. 313 more words

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Once upon a time...

Time, time
Time, see what’s become of me
While I looked around for my possibilities

Paul Simon – A Hazy Shade Of Winter Lyrics

I’m on Whidbey Island right now at the 10-day residency for the low-residency program I teach at– 583 more words

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The Complete OED - Not Concise, Not Compact

“Compact” – from the Latin compactus, past participle of compingere meaning to put together closely (com+pangere = to make fast, to fasten.) Used as an adjective = … 766 more words

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A NEW CHAPTER

For the past 37 years, my husband John left our house every Monday through Friday and headed south to Boeing for his job in public relations. 293 more words

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Chiaroscuro

Recently, I was looking through a French magazine from 1928 – L’Illustration – and came across a series of images of the seasons. The artist is not credited, unfortunately, but the work is a lovely example of the chiaroscuro printmaking approach. 380 more words

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Black and White and Red All Over

The color red has its literary roots. It’s blood and drama and passion. Red is the first color that Jonas sees in Lois Lowry’s “The Giver.” It’s no accident that Little Red Riding Hood wears scarlet or that Robbie Burns’s love is “like a red, red rose.” 191 more words

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