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Ti Besonen
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2017, Curious Patterns & Questions
On January 1, 2017, I chose CURIOSITY as my word for the year.  Like each year  since  2014, I didn't know where the ideas surrounding  my chosen word would take  me,  but somehow I knew it was the right time. Later in January, I made this list:  What grows...
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Feed the Curious Cat, My 30 Curious Days
When I write my first book, it will most likely be entitled, Curiosity Cured the Cat. I just want to throw that out there, now. Each year, for a few years now, I have chosen a word as a theme for the year, something that shapes my art and life that year. Th...
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Life is beautiful. Then, Messy. Then, Beautiful.
Life is beautiful. Then, messy. Then, beautiful. We cannot be so afraid of the next mess that we don't appreciate the beauty, now. Art is my response to the mess, and to the beauty. Each of these doors was painted in memory of someone, and the color of each...
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THRESH. HOLD.
For me, creating metaphor is a process of rediscovering how everything and everyone is connected. My work for THRESH. HOLD. is diverse in materials, but all deeply connected. Doors in my work began during a time of grieving for our family. As I photographed...
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Patterns of Curiosity
Dear relentless child,  Stay curious. Keep questioning, everything. You are not bad; you just need to find things out for yourself. Dogs will bite. The coffee will burn. You will make messes, and the adults will frown. Stay curious. 
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Grateful for My People!
Last February, Carrie,  Artist Strong  blogger and artist interviewed me. Today, I am looking back at the response to the question, What inspires you? "I need words and ideas. And trust. And stories with texture that  follow childlike curiosities. And brave...
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Pushing Through the Web
"I came from a family of repairers. The spider  is  a  repairer.  If you bash into the web of a spider,  she  doesn't get mad.  She weaves and repairs  it."   Louise Bourgeois So Louise, what if I am stuck in your web? You were brilliant and bold, but I am ...
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When Wolves Enter
Recent 8"x 8" right panel of a diptych, in-progress. M uch to the excitement and agitation of our dog, Wimpy "The Protector", we now have wolves in our rural area. I mean, close! We can hear them howling on our land. They are most likely having a feast on t...
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When Wolves Enter
Recent 8"x 8" right panel of a diptych. Acrylic paint & paint marker. Much to the excitement and agitation of our dog, Wimpy "The Protector", we now have wolves in our rural area. I mean, close! We can hear them howling on our land. They are most likely hav...
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What is free?
The act of viewing and reading art & poetry   is usually  pretty free and easy, but is making and  sharing art so free?  I don't mean the cost of art  supplies, although  that is an issue.  My poet  friend  and sometimes  collaborator  LouAnn   Shepard Muhm...
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