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Unimpressive

While this week was singularly lacking in art, unless you include organizing art supplies, it was a busy one. The Keizer house went on the market (lots of showing, no offers yet.) I had the pesky job to occupy me and walking the dog took up the rest of the free time. But I hit it hard this weekend and…

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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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Painting, Personal

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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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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Redefine success

Sometimes I will meet with friends who have children. I’m always amazed that they can function. I think of all the things I do to show up in life, and then multiply it by two for each friend’s child (possibly the significant human, if they have one, as well.) So, a mom (effort x 1) with two children (effort x…

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Wobble

Today, for the first time in over two years (probably closer to (3.5), I went to a movie (Secrets of Dumbledore, if you are interested (C+ would be my rating).) In a theatre. With other people. And expensive popcorn. I felt a little like I was gambling my life away, but also felt a celebration that, surely, NOW the pandemic…

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Concept

For various reasons, I didn’t leave the house much this weekend. I had a variety of plans, but unexpected events tabled all that and I was left to my own devices here. While I did some chores, puzzles, dog walking, etc. I figured painting was a safe way to pass the time. So, I turned to a big sheet of…

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Pets

Three and thirteen

This weekend Key and I travelled down to Grants Pass to make our 13th attempt at our NW3 title. We headed south on Friday, and by the time we made the 4-hour drive plus a few birding stops, that was our entire day. Saturday morning we headed out to the NW3 trial. For those of you who haven’t memorized all…

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The Frozen Shore

In the 52 years the beach house has been standing, and the (insert less than 52 value…) I’ve been hanging around in this location, I’ve seen snow here a handful of times. But it never fails to elicit a sense of nervous wonder. It’s not supposed to snow at sea level in Oregon. We headed to the coast last Sunday,…

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