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Strokes of finesse in painting a poem

As part of my lifelong learning activities, I recently attended Sumi-e painting classes. This was just an introductory level to learning the nuances of preparing one’s ink, wetting the brush and applying just the right pressure when stroking the rice … Continue reading

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Farewell to March! Hellooo, April!

Finally, we said goodbye to March. It seemed to stick around for-ev-verrrr! In the Ottawa Valley, it came in like a soggy little lamb. The days dragged on with waiting for buses in to the city and back for the … Continue reading

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Caturday March 11th

So I was snuggled up in my little bed on this windy Saturday morning in March… Since I had not activated the Zen Alarm Clock nor the alarm clock radio, I did not get up at the usual workday time. … Continue reading

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A possible recurring character

I have been consuming sufficient quantities of coffee this morning. I find that the caffeine gets my brain cells jittering around with wonderful, whimsical ideas. It also encourages  a good BM :-} Lately I have been encouraging myself to do … Continue reading

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Priming the drawing pencil and creative juices

So… I bought myself an iPad – the newest, fastest and biggest model available. It was a gift of current technology and consolation for me having to support Windows PCs during the work week. ;-^ I also sprung for the … Continue reading

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Childlike regression

During my adolescence, I thought I’d like to write and illustrate children’s books when I grew up. I also tried my hand at cartoonish characters and comic-like drawings. Since cats were always present during my childhood, they achieved representation in many of my … Continue reading

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Celebrating new life, energy and balance

It’s Easter Weekend.   I am enjoying a well-deserved time off with my family, my five roommates – the lazy, finicky ones too. We shall take many moments for reflection, sharing, caring, and … spring cleaning.  As I shed the dust … Continue reading

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