In Between Time

In between time

In Between Time Dear Ones—Please stay with me on this read even if in the beginning you find it discouraging and depressing. I promise I will not leave you feeling despair. In this challenging time, many of us are disturbed and fearful for the future. I feel as if the blinders I have been wearing about my country and it’s political, social, and economic systems have been suddenly and irrevocably ripped off.  I now see …

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Morning Beauty — Fresh Snow

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Morning beauty… Wednesday morning I woke up to a winter wonderland! As I looked out the windows all around the house everything was coated with white. I grabbed my camera and began making photos of the backyard and street in front of the house. The light pole by the street in front of the house always reminds me of Narnia whenever there is new fallen snow. The trees across the street stand like frozen sentinels, …

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Etsy Sale Starts Today

ETSY SALE

I’m having a sale in my Etsy shop this week in honor of Small Business Saturday and artists everywhere who are doing what they love and spreading beauty throughout our world. If you’re interested in buying from a small local business take a look at my Etsy Shop. Now through December 3, all prints are 15% off. You can save an additional 5% by using the coupon code ARTISTWAY when you check out. I have …

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First Snow

First Snow

First Snow of the Season The snow reminded me of the beauty and mystery of creation, of the essential joy that is life. — Orhan Pamuk Water in the marsh is still liquid while snow clings to grass and tree trunks You can still see green leaves on some of the trees against the stark bare trunks frosted with snow. Coots swim in the lake and marsh. I wonder when they will fly south. Snow …

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Loving the World

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It is a challenging time for many of us since the election. For me, it has been one of the most challenging times of my life, a difficult time for loving the world. And I am one of the lucky ones. I am white, educated, live in a beautiful city and state (Minneapolis, MN), am retired, with a comfortable and beautiful place to live, plenty to eat, family nearby, and creative work that I love. …

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To All Who Mourn Today

For those who mourn

This post is for all of you who woke up this morning, the day after the election, and discovered that your nightmare wasn’t just a nightmare. It came true. “It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” ― Anne Frank, The Diary of …

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