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Land Lines – Day 3

Though I woke up to a beautiful sunrise, my artistic inspiration was a bit lacking today. I didn’t sleep well and my mind didn’t want to shut off from various worries. I made a trip out to Basket Slough to get some inspiration, but when I got home did some cleaning and took a nap instead of actually painting. Shockingly,…

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Land Lines – Day 2

Got up this morning, did a walk, then ambled out to Ankeny where the camera stayed mostly in its basket. It was a lovely day, there just wasn’t a lot of action. Basket Slough reported elk, coyotes, and lots of action. Made the wrong choice of tour today! When I returned I took up the curriculum for “Land Lines” –…

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Birding, Painting

Land Lines – Day 1

Happy Holidays to all who are celebrating and (possibly even more exciting) happy countdown to the end of 2020. We’re in single digits now! While this Christmas season hasn’t been as raw for me as last year, when it was the first anniversary of my mother’s sickness and death, my mood hasn’t been chipper either. I got up and wandered…

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What IS experimental?

Recently I joined the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA). This week, I was invited to join their new Facebook group, and I gratefully did so. I need to get into some trouble. Trouble shouldn’t be hard to find. Some of my personal trouble pipers are in this group too: Ruth Armitage, Liz Walker, Kimberly Santini, Ann Moore, Sue Martin,…

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Birding, Painting

Getting weirder

I think I’m getting weirder. This was a LONG week. Work right now is very busy. I got a new cell phone, which resulted in three days of technology rants. Various animals in the house are doing well, but the kittens are entering the “too cool” tween stage. As this was my short weekend, I had a modest list of…

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Birding, Goals, Painting

Concluded

Today I finished my NaNoWriMo project with a total of 50,010 hard-earned words. Forgive me a sigh of relief. As a celebratory measure, I drove down to Finley where a friend told me that Short-eared owls were appearing by the dozens. I don’t know about dozens, but spotted five and managed to get one very distant photo. I spent most…

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The days just slide by

This weekend I had a long conversation with a friend about covid / lockdown / 2020 mess. Her point was that we should stay inside and be as safe as possible, treating any are out of your house as hot lava, to be avoided and if forced to go over it, as quickly as possible. I don’t necessarily disagree, but…

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Birding, Goals

Half. Way.

As I said in my last post, this month I participating in NaNoWriMo. This mean that nearly all of my free time is devoted to hitting my target of 1667 words per day so that at the end of the month, I have a short novel. What I will do with said novel is anyone’s guess, but I will have…

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Going Dark

Things have been a little dark in my life lately, both figurately and literally. I’m struggling a little with depression and my breathing problems have resurfaced, none of which makes me feel better. I’ve put myself on a strict schedule which means I’ve been getting up and heading out for the first walk of the day in the dark. I’m…

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