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What Drawing Does

While I’ve heard people say, “Oh, I can’t draw to save my life,” or, “I can’t even draw a straight line,” I’ve never heard anyone say, “I can’t connect things with each other,” because of course we do, all the time, albeit unconsciously. Continue reading

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That Emma, That Torch

I went to the library and had a coffee at the concession stand in what unbeknownst to me had now become ‘Emma’s Torch Café.’ ‘Emma’s Torch,’ could it be that Emma…that torch? Continue reading

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The Art of Distilling

I was in Prague, “the Magical City,” or because it’s rare that I attend a live concert, I seemed to be hearing on another level, analyzing my enjoyment in a different way, having a different insight into what I was hearing through this filter of music. Continue reading

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A Bag and a Bunch of Cards

In the poem, Harlem, Langston Hughes asks, “What happens to a dream deferred?” He wonders, “Does it dry up / like a raisin in the sun?” He suggests other, less appetizing fates. Meanwhile, I bided my time. I waited until my carpet bag so bulged with hope that it had to become a reality. Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

“And now let us welcome the New Year, full of things that never were.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Continue reading

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The Nancy Who Drew Buildings*

I got into rendering buildings because one night I drew a candleholder. Continue reading

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Filtering the World

…each attempt to create an experience on canvas or paper, “is imagination reaching outward to filter the world.” Continue reading

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