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Desert Sunset

12″ x 12″ x 2.5″ Oil

Hiking in the Shadow Mountain area with my daughter,

I spotted this silhouette across the valley

and knew immediately I wanted to paint it. 40 more words


Trio of Apples

9″ x 12″ Oil

Haven’t fully finished unpacking but painting anyway.

First things first.

This little trio was painted with R&F

pure pigment sticks.

I loved the vibrancy this medium gives. 17 more words


Cooking From Scratch is an Art Form

When I tell people I cook everything from scratch, I get one of three responses: “Good for you,” “I don’t cook,” and “Why?”

Which begs me to think, “Have we truly lost the art form of creating a delicious meal?” 395 more words

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Sea Oats 3

18″ x 24″ Oil

It looks like we’re moving to another home

in the Valley of the Sun.

So…I’m offering discounts on most artwork

for the month of February so I have fewer things to pack! 20 more words


My Kind of Superhero

Unlike critics (but apparently very much like Google users), I loved The Age of Adaline.

It is a modern-day romantic drama with a dash of fantastical realism, old-fashioned sensibilities, mid-century accents, gorgeous flashbacks, a… 1,056 more words

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Some Words on Words and Consensus

I’ll get right to it. Because it’s lunch time.

1. No single word should silence someone.

There was a time when saying someone was a woman meant she couldn’t hold office, be trusted to manage her emotions, speak her opinion, own stuff or vote. 753 more words

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A Case for Taking A Job You Hate

I graduated from university when I was 20, so obviously I knew everything.


I knew that graduating young was a huge plus, that it gave me an extra couple years to get a leg up in the professional world. 928 more words

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