Category Archives: Artistic Inspiration

Chestnut Harvest

My Chinese Chestnut tree is finally beginning to bear a good amount of nuts. After a few frosty nights, about half of the nuts have fallen to the ground; the other half is still clinging to the tree. I collected … Continue reading

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Dots, Trance, and Magic – Aboriginal Paintings

Last week, I visited the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, the only museum in the United States dedicated to the exhibition and study of Australian Aboriginal Art. I was the only visitor for much of the time … Continue reading

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Hidden Beauty Along the River

A bit of cabin fever….                               a drive along a West Virginia river…. After a brief warm period, ice was beginning to re-form along the calmer stretches of the river. The thin edges of surface ice surprised with their delicate filigree … Continue reading

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Liminal Space

One of my favorite things to do in the liminal space between winter solstice and the first few weeks of a brand new year is reflecting on the year that has passed and visioning the year that is to come. … Continue reading

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Beauty Break

An unexpected visitor – a debilitating backache – appeared four days ago. I suspect that over-consumption of toxic political news left the back door open for this unwanted house guest to slip in. It reminds me of another house guest … Continue reading

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