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June 6, 2020

Before I was old enough to know about injustice, I knew about injustice. I could never figure out why others couldn’t see it…the lone child on the playground who no one would play with, the man my father called a “wino” who had no home and no dignity.

            Before...

June 4, 2020

One place to begin is right here in town. Each afternoon I hoist myself up and head in a new direction.  East west, north, south and those little pie shapes in between.  I’m only armed with my yarn wrapped sticks and my camera.

            I’ve become somewhat obse...

April 30, 2020

I have good days and bad.  Most days this week I was able to rally myself to create. It’s like I need to ramp up the numbers of what I’m producing. I’ve made 132 accordion books of various sizes, fifteen 18” memory sticks, eight 4” memory sticks, and ninety-nine 3” mem...

April 11, 2020

I Write Here

I write myself here, right where I belong. I am loving being at home, doing something new, ignoring the outside. The news is bad, what good does it do to me to listen to it. If I ignore it for a bit, I can pretend I’m in a place where meditation and self-ca...

April 4, 2020

Ask me how to love, because it’s something I know how to do. I used to think it’s something everyone knows how to do, but it’s not.  Loving takes commitment and practice.  It takes listening, not just hearing the words but feeling what they really mean.  Ask me about l...

April 4, 2020

I hardly know what to say.  I found out that I’m really good at doing nothing.  Especially when the nothing includes crocheting a blanket for a baby due in June, scouring the house not because it needs it, but because it feels good to do it, watching movies I’ve never...

October 4, 2019

I know I have a lot going on in my life, but really, should it take this long to get a little note on my blog?   Tomorrow is an art show in Lafayette for the Lamorinda Art Alliance.  I sign up for these shows and think ALAS, it's so much more work than I expect.  It wi...

March 25, 2019

I just returned from a fabulous writing workshop in San Miguel de Allende.  Led by outstanding women Laurie Wagner and Andrea Scher, this group of 19 women connected at a level so profound, I found the experience life altering.  The women were from all over the United...

June 21, 2018

The show is over and I'm so pleased that these two pieces are now in the collection of the City of Oakland Senior Services Department.  Thank you Angela for appreciating my work.

May 19, 2018

I am so pleased to participate in this wonderful fundraiser for the third year.  My book "Quotable" is one of 150 pieces up for auction.  If you can't go to Marin (Novato) to see the show, you can check out the entries online.

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