This year, I discontinued my membership to the local community ceramics studio and ordered my very own kiln! I bought an L&L e23-M3. It's got 5.5 cubic feet of space, almost 2 feet across, and a little less than 2 feet high on the inside. Not huge, but not teeny. I didn't want a kiln … Continue reading my own kiln! 9.23.2021
On the Edge by Dorianne Laux After your mother dies, you will learn to liveon the edge of life, to brace yourselflike she did, one hand on the dashboard,the other gripping your purse while you drivethrough the stop sign, shoulders tense,eyes clamped shut, waiting for the collisionthat doesn't come. You will learnto stay up all … Continue reading poem – Laux 9.9.2021
"It is we who give meaning to things, and on that basis create the world. We believe that we live in a fixed reality, a world in which culture is fluid and nature is rigid or in which the present is fluid and history rigid, but that is an illusion."Karl Ove Knausgaard, from a NYT … Continue reading art quote – Knausgaard 9.2.2021
Delusion Protects Illusion. Mixed media diptych on paper, each part 14x17.
I got my first ever tattoo earlier this month! I never had much of an urge to get a tattoo. Then, after my son Peter died in 2019, I thought a tattoo would be a good memorial to him. Another way to keep his memory alive. I felt like I had a reason to decorate … Continue reading first tattoo 7.29.2021
I spent the last couple of weeks in Denver, Colorado, where both of my daughters live. It had been a long time since we'd been together due to COVID, and I'm happy to have my daughter tank re-filled:) And while I was out there, we were together to celebrate and remember my son and their … Continue reading remembering peter 7.1.2021
You see, love and grief are two sides of the same precious coin. One does not—and cannot—exist without the other. They are the yin and yang of our lives… Grief is predicated on our capacity to give and receive love. Some people choose not to love and so never grieve. If we allow ourselves the … Continue reading on grief 6.17.2021
In my most recent series of paintings, I'm still using oil pastel and wax markers and graphite and charcoal. And I've added another element - paper. I've had an old dictionary for years and almost gave it away to charity last year. Instead, I kept it, and decided that I should finally just DO something … Continue reading new painting 6.3.2021