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Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Trying to protect the fragile male ego is the most exhausting job ever, because for a gender that celebrates its stoicism, it is very easily despondent towards criticism. 1,175 more words

"Veil 3"

This mixed media painting on paper has the same base title as all the other paintings in my “Veil Series.”  The number after the main title is used to distinguish between all artwork in the series. 55 more words

Art Studio

Landscapes and Skyscrapers

Making Landscapes and Skyscrapers

Cowardly, curiosity turned into stone,
Ready to impose without an invite.
Then blaming Eve for taking his first bite,
Tonight, alone, she still burns in flames.

- Written by Juliette Ozkalfayan


Climate Change: Changing the Way we Think

“We are nature; nature is us. We are NOT the exception to nature.” Rev. Gordon Stewart looks at basic religious assumptions of Western culture and the need to reinterpret the stories that got us here. 33 more words

Linking Poetry and Visual Art

I’ve mentioned my visual art and poetry are often related. Sometimes a poem is the initial sketch for an idea that becomes a sculpture or painting. 215 more words


Never thought I’d be so happy to see a rat!

Welcome back! You disgusting little creatures. I missed you!

If you live in an urban environment like I do, then you know it’s common to see rats scurrying in and out of alley ways, jumping in and out of trash bins, or just running around at night just doing what rats do.   314 more words


McCutcheon and Free Speech

My country ‘tis of thee,
Sweet land of baronry,
Of thee I sing.

Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrim’s pride,
On every mountainside,

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