March 2022 Note to self: Well-meaning suggestions from kind-hearted people can be a real drag; I mean, it’s so tiring having to fend them off.
Tag Archives: acrylic painting
November 2022 Note to self: Everyone has a plan for your life.
November 2022 Note to self: I think it’s better to be tossed in your own sea – however turbulent – than secured to someone else’s anchor, no matter how safe.
November 2022 The last time I saw Yosemite looking like this I was on a bike in the pouring rain, wearing a blue rain slicker, watching the deer in the meadow. (Note to self: Rain is very noisy when it falls on plastic right next to your ear. ) I didn’t mind the rain makingContinue reading “Mountain Clouds”
Santa Rosa Creek
October 2022 Claudia, June Bear, and I left Cambria and headed for Paso Robles via the Santa Rosa Creek road. Claudia was driving, which left me free to watch Santa Rosa Creek peek in and out of the trees. I was also free to get quite turned around in where I was on the planet.Continue reading “Santa Rosa Creek”
The Beach House
September 2022 This painting was inspired by sketch I saw. I don’t remember the name of the artist – if I find it later, I will revise this post to give him or her credit. I painted in the house my family owns in Cayucos. It’s fun to see the place in this setting. HaveContinue reading “The Beach House”
Why You Should Invest in a Dictionary
A Found Story A good dictionary is a good investment. It can save a person from all sorts of grief and confusion. Take, for example, the current hyperventilating over the search warrant executed by the FBI at Mar-a-Lago. Not a few Republicans were outraged. And the pending $80 billion appropriation bill for the IRS? Well,Continue reading “Why You Should Invest in a Dictionary”
H. L. Mencken
Bluefish Cove, Point Lobos I believe that an artist, fashioning his imaginary worlds Out of his own agony and ecstasy, Is a benefactor to us all. But the worst error we can commit Is to mistake his imaginary worlds for the real one. What I Believe
Laguna on a Cloudy Day, (Reproduction) There is always a choice between the possible and the impossible. (Note to self: It is better to be tossed in your own sea than secured to anyone else’s anchor.)
William Butler Yeats
Whaler’s Cove, Point Lobos Come away, O human child! To the waters, and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. The Stolen Child (Note to self: I have no problem with guns – it’s the bullets I’m worried about.)