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The enemy of the good

“Perfect is the enemy of the good.” ~ most often attributed to Voltaire “Done is better than perfect.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg I am moved. Done. Out. The Keizer house is empty, clean, and ready for whatever happens next. It goes on the market this week and fingers crossed it sells quickly. Of course, this means that the beach house (now my…

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It got away from me

It continually amazes me. You want to take the tiniest break from something, and suddenly it’s been a month and you can’t figure out how things got so far out of control. Please, folks, forgive me for not updating this blog for a while. I’d like to tell you that amazing things have been going on, but the truth is…

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Flow

This weekend something unusual happened. I suddenly became interesting finishing all the things. This almost never happens. It’s much more common to get “startitis” where you want to do all the things. For once, my location and available interest coincided with this passion for finishing, so I have been quietly chugging through the items on my desk, getting up every…

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Opprobrious

opprobrious [uh-proh-bree-uhs]  (adjective): outrageously disgraceful or shameful. There are many reasons why this seems like a good title for today’s post. Whatever your guess, you probably aren’t wrong. (Seriously? We are here again?) But the introduction I meant to start had to do with my travels over the last week. A week ago Saturday, Key and I went to a nosework…

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An artist’s weekend

Saturday 5:00 am – Wake up due to back pain. Roll around a little trying to get comfortable, ignoring the hopeful panting of the dog. Finally, I give up and feed the crew, then get dressed, etc. 6:00 am – Arrive at the park. Check on the red-tailed hawk (RTH) nest. I see a baby today! 7:00 am – On…

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Brush Buddies

It’s been a busy week. The Jean Pederson workshop is still very much on my mind, but other artistic ventures have crept into my available time. First, and most excitingly, the dual show between Sandra Pearce and myself went up on Wednesday. We put together this little preview, hoping to entice a few people to come see it. For those…

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Jean Pederson Workshop – Day 3

My apologies for anyone who was following along. I got home after the Jean Pederson workshop last evening, unpacked the car, and then just kind of hit the couch. I was tired from the workshop, but also from being awake for a few hours the night before with “stomach” issues. Warm Up In addition to the above, there were two…

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Jean Pederson Workshop – Day 2

The streak continues! Day 2 of the Jean Pederson workshop ended with all five goals met and NO MELTDOWNS! I will admit there was a heating up when I got hungry for lunch and at the end of the day when I was just tired, but both times I evaluated the situation and made healthy choices. Yeah!!! The Warm Ups Like…

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Jean Pederson Workshop – Day 1

Well, I am delighted to report that I did well on day one of the Jean Pederson workshop. I accomplished all five goals (see yesterday’s post) from the workshop. And… NO MELTDOWNS! I am feeling so good. But let’s talk about what you all want to know, namely, what did we do. Getting Started To start the day, Jean gave…

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Nubilous

nubilous [ noo-buh-luhs, nyoo- ] (adjective) – cloudy or foggy Today I had made arrangements with a friend to meet and take our dogs for a walk. It has been muggy for a few days, but generally dry (okay, dry-ish.) So, we met at the park… and it promptly started raining. Sounds about like our luck. We still had a…

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