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While the Garden Sleeps

While the Garden Sleeps It's that time of year and while the garden sleeps my nocturnal self comes alive with ...
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Summer Mural Painting Complete

Summer Mural Painting Complete I trust you have had an amazing summer. Summer mural painting is how I spent my ...
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Warm Summer Breeze; A new Jazz Instrumental

Warm Summer Breeze I have written scraps of songs for ever so long. Several years have passed since I turned ...
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Movement Naturally Occurs

Movement Naturally Occurs Movement of the stream naturally occurs flowing, continually clearing and purifying debris from itself, cleansing while in ...
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Early May Days

Early May Days Early May days are splendid for speculation and regrouping. The returning sun strains our eyes and shines ...
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Almost Spring

Almost Spring March 3 and it was almost spring when you left us. You spent your last moments until the ...
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An Artful Life

An Artful Life What makes an artful life? Some artists say they make art because they have to. Why do ...
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January 2017 Daily Paintings

January Daily Paintings UPDATE I am doing the daily paintings. The goal was to paint 5 days a week, for ...
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Possibilities & Plans; A New Year

Possibilities & Plans; A New Year Fresh snow has blanketed the transition into 2017 as we begin a new cycle ...
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New Hockey Mural!

New Hockey Mural! I just finished this hockey mural today for a new small business Legend Hockey & Sports in ...
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Artistic Life Design

Artistic Life Design I am creating a new artistic life design as a creative entrepreneur. The long days of summer ...
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Winter River Light

February is Here

February is Here The river is shimmering its iridescent reflections, shivering in the late afternoon play of light. I love ...
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The Dark of Winter

The Dark of Winter The dark of winter is on us, reminding me of deep snowy woods and promises to ...
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Summer Plans; Be a House Concert Host

Summer Plans Why not plan a house concert this summer? Summer started early for us in Alberta and is in ...
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Things Worth Holding Onto

Things Worth Holding Onto The New Year is well underway. New projects are gradually taking form.  With a fresh start ...
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Introspection

Delving deep this time to discover what is really important and let all else fall by the wayside. An abrupt ...
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New Creations

New Creations Spent a casual Sunday afternoon doing some urban sketching. We met in Inglewood chatting over coffee with sketchbook ...
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Sweet Summer Dreams

Sweet Summer Dreams Summer has arrived and the warm afternoon winds and sunshine are most welcome. I feel my life ...
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Welcome to My New DIgs

New Digs New Website & Blog Welcome to my new digs. This is my new website & blog. I have ...
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New Mural

This is a sketch I did of the mural. The drawing is primarily for scale. The subject matter is organic, ...
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Happy New Year 2014 New Story

An icy walk by the river recently while the sun was out. Calgary was one of the coldest places on ...
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Life is a Series of Transitions

The smell of decaying leaves nauseated me. Though decay and death is an opportunity for rebirth, it feels daunting. The ...
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Living Authentically

These hollyhocks were found growing on a hillside in an older area of the city as I drove by. Hollyhocks ...
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Embracing Change

The winds of change have been blowing strong. I have a sense that I could not go back now, even ...
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Spring Rumblings

It was early spring when I began this post. I love new beginnings and the fresh crisp feel of new ...
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Vintage Jazz by Deborah Robinson

Hello all. I am excited that I am finally releasing a recording done some time ago. This song was five ...
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Happy Solstice

Happy Solstice~Merry Christmas~Happy Holidays and welcome to the age of Aquarius. Who ever thought we would have made it this ...
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Mission Accomplished

Well I did it! I surpassed 50,000 words, with a few hours to spare. This year, things went much slower ...
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Fast Track: Writing, Music, Art

N A N O W R I M O is happening for me again this year. It's novel writing month, ...
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ART EXHIBIT & SALE ON NOW

"Petals, Birds & Branches" Exhibit & Sale The Central Library Downtown 616 Macleod Trail SE Calgary, AB T2G 2M2 Until ...
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Chaos & Creativity

The mighty Bow River is high and wide, swollen to it's maximum, breaching the banks in some areas. We have ...
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My Life is a Work in Progress

My birthday was amazing and all because of a random drive I took. Slightly lost on the range road I ...
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2012 … It’s Been Here a While Now

2012 is well underway, and I started this blog post in January. Hopefully some of you are still out there, ...
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Already December

The river is not frozen over and we are well into December. I am overjoyed with the mild temperatures. Time ...
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Writing A Book: NaNoWrimo

I am more than halfway through writing my 50,000 words. I confess, in the beginning watching the meter at the ...
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Indian Summer

Golden leaves are scattered on the ground, like hundreds of mini suns. Thanksgiving has past, and we are still enjoying ...
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The Golden Hour

This is the golden hour by the river in Bowness Park in my neighborhood. Shortly after this picture was taken ...
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Late Summer Stroll

The weather has been phenomenal here in Western Canada. A blistering 30C at the end of September. Tree tops tinged ...
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Dog Day Reflections

I love the refreshing feel of the cool night air on my bare skin. Fall is creeping around the corner ...
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On My Easel

Warm hot summer winds come with traces of fondness, their dusty scent sparks deep remembering. Here is what is on ...
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Life Redesign

Starting from ground zero is what it feels like. Truthfully, I think things are just occurring at a deeper level ...
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Spring Thaw

I heard geese returning late into the night, announcing their arrival with loud honks. They were greeted by ice fog ...
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Transitions

Several moons have come and gone and the non-existence of time has proved itself once more. Look at this beauty, ...
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Instinct & Evolution

Pensive gradual descent into the cool mist, penumbra moon, encircled by a ring of light, colder weather to come. Floorboards ...
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October Garden

It has been beautiful here. What a luxury! This river shot was taken on a stroll after work. My prayers ...
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Thoughts on the Process of Art

In my soul searching I have come to a deeper understanding of some of the fundamentals regarding my creative journey ...
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Autumn Blooms

I found this lovely blue peaceful pool at the Reader Rock Garden. Though it was near the end of season, ...
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September Song

Look at this landscape I captured in my travels. Taking pictures is therapy for me, as well as a wonderful ...
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Buds & Woolen Socks

My Dahlias, grown from bulbs, are about five feet high. I hope they will bloom soon. A fall flower, I ...
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Prevailing Flow

Well here we are in summer, despite the random golf ball sized hail, summer prevails. Perennials are shorter this year, ...
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Ladybug Festival & Unity Wave

This is what I am taking part in on Saturday. A ladybug festival! It begins with the release of over ...
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May Daze

My paintings are safely back home, minus the one which was sold. This is one of my faves, as I ...
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Early Spring Remnants

The show is in the main gallery at Artpoint, and runs until the end of April. If you are in ...
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Here Now

I am still here and life has been busy! Preparing for my April art show is taking most of my ...
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More Expansion

Belated Happy New Year Everyone! A fresh decade is off to a busy start. Has anyone noticed how the days ...
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For Creation Sake

A month goes by fast! With my show in the final week; I am already planning a larger show for ...
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Painting Story

During the course of a painting there are many choices to make along the way, much like life. As Joni ...
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Art Show Revue

It is dark so early now that the time has changed. It was great to have an extra hour, as ...
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Sneak Peek

Time for something bright and cheery. My upcoming show is not just about trees. I couldn't possibly get away with ...
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Suspended Animation

We are in a state of suspended animation here. Perhaps this is a result of Jupiter going direct. Leaves still ...
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Reprieve

Fall Equinox has arrived. And the sheets were over the gardens a couple before that. When I went to cover ...
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Late Summer Light

Saturday was a lovely day to go to Nosehill Park and capture the sunset. I needed to blow some cobwebs ...
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Sunday at the Market

Sunday is a wonderful day to go to the farmer's market. This group from South America called Nuna'y was playing ...
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I Adore Hollyhocks

I adore hollyhocks and some are in bloom throughout the neighbourhood. These are favourites of mine, truly heirloom variety. The ...
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Sunday Concert in the Park

This was the stage I playing on this past Sunday right in the heart of Mount Royal on the Red ...
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Summery Summary

Solstice came and went with a coolness to the day and cloudy skies. A shock of light wove between clouds ...
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Spring This Year

As I write this the snow is gently falling ... oh can it be over soon? Spring is reluctant this ...
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Plan B

Time stands still. Blessed dreams lie sleeping, their soft breath rhythmically rising and falling. The prominence of Orion's belt overpowers ...
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Welcome Spring

Well spring is here Equinox has arrived and we have been having balmy temperatures to go with it. Imagine my ...
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Open Water

Bits of open water are beginning to show at various spots along the Bow River. Yet the ice and snow ...
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Abstractive Reality

The weekend is upon us and what it holds is written in the stars. I have spent the week submitting ...
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Abstractions

Last night in the throes of one of Calgary famous March blizzards, I stayed cozy by the fire resting with ...
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Moments Like These

Hello everyone, thanks to all for your support. I have had some response to my previous post, and am presently ...
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Pixel Play

One of my most recent fancies is digital art, so I am experimenting with pixel play. Photoshop has a bit ...
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Make Me An Offer

Some say being an artist may not the easiest path, however that is the path of my passion and I ...
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Iced

Winter continues. The severe cold temperatures have left us for the time being. Soon the light will increase and nights ...
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Winter Solstice

Deep dark days of winter are upon us now, winter solstice is here, its frigid nights cause contraction and hibernation, ...
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Fabulous News!

How I love to watch the birds feeding at this time of year. The addition of suet to the offerings ...
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Weekend Getaway

The Columbia Valley is a glorious spot tucked between the Purcell & Rocky Mountain ranges. This is where I spent ...
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Remembering Gratitude

Long weekend coming up this weekend in Canada. Thanksgiving is almost here, or as I like to call it gratitude ...
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Golden Light Flow

Golden light seeps in, permeating the surroundings deeper and deeper. Still no urgency to prepare for winter, in the current ...
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Living & Dying

Fear of living is really fear of dying. Moving forward is sure to bring an end to that which is ...
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Transformations

The early morning dew is thick and heavy like clinging tears which mourn the loss of summer. Birds stuff themselves ...
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What Is

Creaking doors shaken by mid afternoon gusts signify an omen to the unsettled. Airspace is a flurry of activity, sights ...
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Change in the Air

Birds are flocking. This murder of crows was seen across the street from my house a couple of days ago ...
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Summer Blazes

Late afternoon breezes graze the hushed hotness of the day offering small relief. It is another scorcher! Restless, not wanting ...
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Sailing

The last thing one would expect to find in Calgary is a sailboat. However the Glenmore Reservoir sports many sailboats ...
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Nice Place to Work

This lovely setting is a nice place to work. It is the upper terrace at the Banff Springs Hotel where ...
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Red

"Red sky in the morning ... sailor take warning!" This was the sunrise the other morning. Sure enough we had ...
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Summertime

Have a listen to my musical debut on YouTube and this blog. It's me ... singing and playing guitar late ...
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Pause to Refresh

Home from a refreshing day in the mountains. The weather was optimum. Fresh air, sunshine and good company-how can you ...
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Upshots

I have been trying to write this post all week. Many interruptions have prevented me from posting. A treasure for ...
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Dog Days of Summer

The Farmer's Almanac states The Dog Days of summer (a period of 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August ...
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Still Life

It's being said this has been the worst spring in twenty years. Solstice is upon us, yet it hardly feels ...
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Zen & Then

Here is the wall hanging as it stands at the moment. Seven feet high, and 1.3 ft wide. I have ...
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Saturday

Well it's finally happening-we are actually growing webbed feet here in Calgary. More rain-a quiet weekend here. I spent a ...
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Increase

With the increase of the light, things are expanding around here. I managed to capture feeding time. This proud Mom ...
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Spaces

The air is heavy with fragrant blossoms, which are multiplying daily. Things are becoming lush and green from all the ...
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Critters, Curtilage, Canvas & Clearing

The butterflies are arriving. This is a painted lady, who tend to show up here about this time of year ...
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Never A Dull Moment

Look at what has appeared just outside my bedroom window! This had to have been yesterday or today. I know ...
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For the Birds

Near the Bow river we have Ospreys nesting. I swung by there today to see if I would be lucky ...
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Anatomy of a Painting

Anatomy of a painting. Lush garden peonies, from start to finish. Flemish technique of painting adapted to acrylic paints ...
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Bluebird Blessings

Spring is sure to be close by. I spotted a flock of bluebirds this week while out on a walk ...
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This N’ That

Need I say more?! Winter is back. Just yesterday I was raking debris from the garden, and noticed a few ...
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Spring HotchPotch Review

The Art Show was a success from a creation standpoint. Attendance could have been better. Sold enough to cover costs ...
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You’re Invited!

My art exhibit and sale will take place at Untitled Art Society, fourth floor, 319 10 Ave, SW. Saturday April ...
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Creative Diversions

Around my neighborhood, no sign of earth day could be found. Some even had their porch lights on. This is ...
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Just For Fun

This is a canvas which I was going to use for a floral painting. Taking it out of the wrapper ...
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In Like A Lion

March arrived in gusty grandeur. In like a lion, winds rattled squeaky doors, whipping anything which was not tied down, ...
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Golden Sunset and Nature

Has anyone noticed the differences of colours in the sky since the eclipse? The very next morning the sunset had ...
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By the Light

By the light ... of the silvery moon. What an eclipse tonight! I left my tripod setup on the front ...
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Continuous Flow

Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement. Now I am beginning the dead layer. Like a rabbit hopping ...
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Life Imitating Art

Laying a good foundation is bound to produce stunning results. Life imitating art. The more I paint, the more I ...
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To Under Paint … Or Not?

To underpaint ... or not. Under painting it is! A decision which I know may drive some people crazy. Hopefully ...
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Luscious

I am going to share with you a sneak peak at the newest luscious painting plan. This is a two ...
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Virtuouso & Delicioso

Virtuouso & Delicioso He was young, a virtuoso, been playing only about eight years, his nimble knife-like fingers jetted out ...
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This Very Moment

While in the midst of a snowstorm this very moment, I want to share an event I am participating in ...
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What’s Shakin’ Round Here

What's Shakin' Round Here Up before dawn, the silent time before the illumination of conscious activity, a peaceful wondrous time ...
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Needing Rest

Needing Rest It was a dark and stormy night ... no really! It made me think of the Bulwer-Lytton Writing ...
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Under the Chinook Arch

Under the Chinook Arch Beautiful Chinook conditions yesterday ... but not for long ... very cold weather on the way ...
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A Cup of Tea

A Cup of Tea A cup of tea cures anything. It has snowed for two days, now the temperature has ...
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Eluding Winter Blues

Yesterday I took a trip to the garden center. A new nozzle for my hose was in order. The trees, ...
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Fur Babies

Here are my little darling fur babies basking in the mild temperatures. Highs above freezing are expected for the next ...
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Essence

Essence Here is the next stage of the snow scape, painted from a photo I took while cross country skiing ...
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New Beginnings

Time for new beginnings. Oh my dear paints and brushes, I have been neglecting you. Swept up by the flurry ...
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Lake Louise is a beautiful place. Not an unhappy face could be seen in the crowd. Even ...
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Letting Go

Letting Go I let go of this baby today. This is the commission I have been working on. Another hibiscus, ...
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The Artist in Me Wants Out!

The Artist in me Wants Out Work In Progress "Dance" 18 X 24 Acrylic/Canvas I have been painting up a ...
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Inspired

I was inspired by Emily Carr's: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon at the Glenbow. The exhibit was a smash, ...
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Take Time …

Take time ... to notice the beauty which is all around you. When snapping this shot, I was unaware of ...
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Artful Cheer

Artful cheer is what sustains me as the nights grow longer, and mornings are dark. I think to myself, only ...
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Writing, tech stuff & good eats

Writing, tech stuff & good eats Apologies in advance to all the vegetarians. I was vegetarian for over twenty years ...
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Bleak November

Bleak November "Around and around the house the leaves fall thick, but never fast, for they come circling down with ...
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Snowy Monday

Snowy Monday Woke yesterday to softly falling snow, which picked up momentum throughout the day. The two nights before that ...
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Rare Beauty

Scarcely possible to believe it is Nov. Snow has melted. I am enjoying the reprieve, although it may be short ...
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Rhapsodizing

Rhapsodizing Table leaves-right? Brings that into an entirely new perspective. So many possible perceptions. When things go awry in life, ...
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Think Green

Just a couple of hours days late for blog action day, which I am chalking up to Mercury retrograde issues ...
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Good Medicine

Good Medicine This is what I woke up to several mornings ago. It had hailed the night before, then froze, ...
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October Passion

October Passion IT'S DONE! Can you believe it? I scarcely can! I had no choice-it's going on lease tomorrow. Now ...
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Process

Process The work continues on my two latest. I am concentrating on allowing the natural process of art to flow ...
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A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time The rains have come, only hours before the vernal equinox. It is late this year with ...
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What I Need

What I Need I began this post over two weeks ago, then somehow got distracted. Like a bird on a ...
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I Have Seen

I Have Seen ... yellow leaves scattered upon the ground already! And I have also seen beautiful scenery this past ...
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Change & All That

Change & All That Weather has taken a turn toward fall ... rather shocking after such a heat wave. Just ...
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Gardening & Such

Gardening & Such Look at these juicy cherry tomatoes ... pick them fresh off the vine to toss into a ...
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Summer Sustenance

Summer Sustenance I have been gardening, fending off the Magpies who like to steal the portulaca from the planters as ...
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Clearing Cobwebs

Clearing Cobwebs I am reporting to you from the Calgary Stampede. An outing to the "Greatest Show on Earth" is ...
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Twilight & Triptych

Twilight & Triptych Days are long and the sun does not set until almost eleven at night here. Still not ...
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A Thousand Shades of Green

A Thousand Shades of Green Summer is almost here, surrounding us with textures of blooms, leaves, branches and a thousand ...
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Countdown

Countdown In case anyone didn't get to see Venus in the Western sky around sunset last night, here a shot ...
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Painting From Life

Painting From Life Spring has been taking it's time settling in around here. Looks like today will be a start, ...
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Playing with a Full Deck

It's my birthday! So now it's official ... at fifty-two, I am finally playing with a full deck. This picture ...
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Creating

Creating Once again, we have a heavy snowfall warning here, and once again, it is snowing. Surrounded by almost finished ...
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Show Time

It is snowing here again. Just thought I would say hello before I go off to paint. Here we are: ...
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Spring Starts & Stops

Spring Starts & Stops Where oh where have I been? Four paintings almost finished. An incredibly busy time for me, ...
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Melt Down

Melt Down Don't you just love the early spring, the day you first felt the sun's warmth on your back ...
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Fait Accompli

Fait Accompli The mural is done. One happy little boy is now sleeping under a rainbow at night. Difficult to ...
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Mountain Renewal

Mountain Renewal Softly snowing here today, the soft lucky kind of snow, damp huge flakes hinting at spring. Yesterday we ...
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Guess Who?

A little nostalgia for you, from about 1988, if I am not mistaken, when I was having some promo shots ...
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Let Them Eat Cake …

Let Them Eat Cake ... Now this is a piece of cake. It is meant to be shared as it ...
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Ever Feel Like This?

Ever Feel Like This? Someone ... help me to understand why the minute I begin sharing living space with someone, ...
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View from Here

View from Here Many ways to stay warm. Still snowing while the cold snap continues. Woes of February, shortest and ...
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February Gray

February Gray Back to a winter wonderland around here. Even the birds are confused. Not sure if these geese are ...
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Markets, Minutes & Mysteries

Markets, Minutes & Mysteries Things are moving right along ... barely a minute to spare! I had to give up ...
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Autumn the Movie Star

Updated! Had a little fun with the camera last night. Don't worry it's a short flick-a bit dark-but you get ...
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Going With the Flow

Going With the Flow The plan was to finish the mural on Monday, however it is not done. As you ...
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Wanna Know a Secret?

Wanna Know a Secret? Some of you may have seen this already, but for those of you who haven't-it's a ...
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Rants & Such

Rants & Such Cold nights bring out the brightness of stars, the dippers against a backdrop of velvet indigo. Fascination ...
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Elemental Haiku

Elemental Haiku Water sensual symbols reflections water fog mist Air wind breathing spirit weaving dreams cosmic life divine Earth mountain ...
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Saturday Inspiration

Saturday Inspiration Here's a cool Seventh Chakra Visualization from The Harmony Channel. In response to the ganesherocks Challenge Here are ...
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Beginning Again

Beginning Again Happy New Year Everyone & Blessings All Around! On New Years Day, I had a vision of myself ...
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Art and Healing

Art and Healing "Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long ...
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Tis the Season …

Tis the Season ... Tis the season ... to be busy ... fa la la la la ...la ... la ...
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Solstice

Time to celebrate the return of the light, on this longest night of the year. I can tell you when ...
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Wall Play

Wall Play All right ... the fun begins ... in the first shot you can see the blank wall. The ...
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Destination Nirvana

Destination Nirvana In a time of universal deceit ... telling the truth is a revolutionary act. ~George Orwell Why seek ...
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Off the Wall

Off the Wall Wish me luck! Tomorrow I will have my head in the clouds, literally, even if it is ...
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Bittersweet

Bittersweet You never know what is in store for you on any given day. Friday night several of us were ...
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State of Being

State of Being The only way to assimilate the speed at which the world is moving and changing is to ...
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Imagine …

... It's been twenty six years ... hard to believe. Working Class Hero, I am the Walrus, Strawberry Fields and ...
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Chinooks, Sunday Mornings Conversations & Such

Chinooks, Sunday Mornings Conversations & Such Whoo hoo, another Chinook. In the picture you can see the high pressure bars ...
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Language of Intuition

Language of Intuition No amount of reasoning can explain that instant flash of knowing which comes upon us. Somewhere along ...
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Making It

Making It You Can Start To Win At Any Time! "To solve any problem or reach any goal, you don’t ...
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Staying Warm

Staying Warm These cats know how to keep warm. Look at those spoiled little devils! They have the warmest spot ...
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More Beans Please

More Beans Please Man it is so cold here ... and getting colder. All the Canadian winters I have survived, ...
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Being Green

Being Green It's not that easy being green; Having to spend each day the color of the leaves. When I ...
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Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire Desire for change. Irritated by the unfamiliar. Tired but unwilling to give up. Nothing like an outdoor ...
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Where the Air is Thin

Where the Air is Thin Sometimes I wonder if the lack of oxygen, living at this high altitude in Calgary ...
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The Shadow

The Shadow Shadows have always been fascinating to me. As a child I would lay in bed at night, transforming ...
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Some Days are Better than Others

Some Days are Better than Others Okay this Mercury retrograde, in some ways has been one of the worst for ...
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Getting the Groove Back

Getting the Groove Back My life has been a bit unmanageable these days, so I am struggling to regain my ...
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Insights

Insights Yes folks, it was a very full moon. I have several decent shots of it, yet this one shows ...
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Miscellaneous Moments

I finally got my camera back ... oh, yes ... minus the rechargeable batteries, of course. Talk about aggravating. Now ...
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Halloween

I am trying an experiment this year for Halloween. I went out and bought a bunch of candy for the ...
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Knee Deep

Knee Deep It snowed all day yesterday, a blustery anticipatory snow, touched off by slight gusts of wind. Looks as ...
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Metaphysical Mind

Metaphysical Mind Having no body, form, or substance is the metaphysical, the nature of our reality in an abstract sense ...
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New Site News

I just discovered an interesting site. Check it out! 'FanPop' is new but I think it's going to fly. Reminds ...
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Diversion Tactics

Diversion Tactics I am seriously trying to get some work done here. Before I get started, let me share some ...
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The Human Condition

The Human Condition Our experience teaches us the only time that exists is the present. Our endeavors, if noble, can ...
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Intentionality

Intentionality Intentionality as it relates to philosophy of mind, allows you to create your own reality. It begins with mindfulness, ...
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Attention All Bloggers!

Stop Scrapers NOW! "Support My Idea at Cambrian House" Vote for My Idea! All right, the big buzz in the ...
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Integration

Integration What is the union of body mind and spirit? At first glance it seems to be a contradiction of ...
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Seasons

Seasons I awoke to minus three Celsius this morning. The birdbath was covered in a thin layer of ice. How ...
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Wounded in Action

Wounded in Action I take my camera everywhere I go. The picture you see on the left is the last ...
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Nature of Mind

Nature of Mind Abstract Lotus 'digimanip' © dlrobinson No one can be sure of the nature of the mind. It ...
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Aspects of Reality

Aspects of Reality Art is concrete, while philosophy is abstract. My love of philosophy allows me to obtain some of ...
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Chick With A Camera

Chick With A Camera If you are ever wondering how to draw a crowd, or muster up some attention, let ...
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Busy as a Bee

Iris Photo © dl robinson All Rights Reserved As the season turns to fall, I continue on with constant change ...
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Stopped On A Dime

Stopped On A Dime 'Sunset' © dl robinson All Rights Reserved Every day something changes. A day may come for ...
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Random Acts

Random Acts Rain began pelting down, partway through running errands, last night. Carrying a lot of stuff, I struggled my ...
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Perception

Perception If you are not a visual thinker, then perhaps you rely upon your cognitive process, which is your perception ...
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Imagination

Imagination Imagination is the ability to form mental images, and the source of creative mind power. It is all about ...
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The Journey

The Journey Now that change is underway in my life, I feel like a train that is finally pulling out ...
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Dropping Rain

Dropping Rain "Pool of Tears" Digital Manipulation © DLRobinson Comfort of rain streaming down like tears melancholy abound drumming soft ...
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Individualism and Intellectualism In Art

The statement "Art is an expression of progressive social consciousness and political extension" is not a common assumption in my ...
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Full Circle

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Metamorphosis

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Down by the River

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New Pair of Shoes

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Anthem

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Society and Fear

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Priorities

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Following Your Own Path

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Après le Carnaval

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Solitude

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State of Affairs

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Back From the Desert

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Pussy Willows

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Expansion

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Staying Cool

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Flow

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Flying Solo

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No Compromise

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Intention

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My New Addiction

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Manifesting

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Gardening and Such

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Still Life Experiment

Still Life Experiment Sometimes it pays to put a work away for a time, which is what I did with ...
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Progress

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Art Squared

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Magnolia Continues

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After the Carnival

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Blue Glass

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Tulips

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Oil From Life

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Unwrapping the Mystery

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Red Sunflower Miniature

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Magnolia Beginnings

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Completion

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Trusting the Process

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Improvisation

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In Living Color

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Moonlight Macro

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Hibiscus: More Umber

Hibiscus: More Umber Second Umber Layer ...
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Hibiscus: Adding Umber

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Lessitovka: Final Touches

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Lack

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Tel’nii Podmalyovok

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Penumbra

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Podmalyovok & Lessirovka

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Imprimatura

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Purple Iris

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Invitation

Invitation Finally finished this one. Invitation Acrylic on canvas 16 X 20 ...
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Cosmic Dancer

"Freedom to pass back and forth across the world division . . . is the talent of the master. The ...
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Golden Dragonfly

Golden Dragonfly In the waning of the moon, Before the rains Golden dragonfly transparent wings sparkling in sunlight Resting on ...
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Cat Portrait

Cat Portrait Ah, such a life, is the life of a cat . . . it's a cat's life ...
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Summer Reprieve

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Clearing the Clutter

So many projects can go by the wayside insidiously, especially when many projects are on the go all at the ...
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Tragedy of Trends

How many times have you found the perfect thing, and when you went to replace it, were told we aren't ...
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Summer’s Grace

Summer's Grace Hollyhocks, Warm Winds, Honey Bees ...
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Almost August

Hottest day of the year up until now with scarely a breeze. Hollyhocks are beginning to bloom. August arrives tomorrow ...
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Yellow River

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Cats & Curiosities

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In The Shadows

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