How to recycle and reuse failed art work

Vandalize might be a strong word but believe me, it accurately describes the feeling I have after a few bad days in my art room. Wrecking, ruining, destroying are all acts of vandalism. In the above photo, the face had been overworked and I hated it. I still do. The urge to vandalize art that […]

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For unto you is born this day…

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, […]

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A simple request to Santa from Chico

“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things – a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in […]

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Canadian adventures, Rick Mercer, and…tea?

“If someone says, hey, you know, this long weekend, let’s go skydiving – I would say, no, are you nuts? I’d just as soon sit down and have a cup of tea.”  ~ Rick Mercer, Canadian satirist. There won’t be any skydiving for me this Labour Day long weekend.  ( I have a fear of […]

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Why Cuba’s old cars remain classy if not classic

“Well mister, I want a yellow convertible, four door DeVille With a continental spare and a wide chrome wheel…” from Chuck Berry”s “Maybellene” a hit song in 1955. Cars held a special place in the hearts and minds of Americans in the fifties. The songs of the decade are proof of an endless fascination with […]

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Cuba: a land stuck in a time warp…for now.

“Cuba is like going to a whole other planet.” Henry Louis Gates, American historian, film maker, Harvard University professor. Cuba must be one of the very few countries that time has not changed, and although there were lots of vintage cars in seemingly top notch condition to ooooh and ahhhhhh over, really, it’s not “all […]

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