Category: intentional life

Found Objects

  Art Term Found object A found object is a natural or man-made object, or fragment of an object, that is found (or sometimes bought) by an artist and kept because of some intrinsic interest the artist sees in it (definition from the Tate galleries website)   Finished!  I actually really finished the canvases. While…

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Getting There

I’ve worked on the canvases. They aren’t done yet, but I have gone and gotten a new phone, cooked part of Easter dinner, thought about cleaning house and bathed a dog. I also played games with the family, took a nap, cleaned two offices and am writing this blog post. So, this weekend was not…

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Little Canvases

Last night I was avoiding cleaning my studio. It’s been a cluttered mess lately and while a bit of untidiness may be the sign of a creative mind (or something like that), it does reach a point where enough is enough. One avoidance technique was browsing through my entire blog history to see whether I…

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The Work of My Hands

“The real enemies of our life are the ‘oughts’ and the ‘ifs’. They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the unpredictable future.  But real life takes place in the here and now”  – Henri Nouwen   I wanted to put in a garden this year.  I had hoped for a greenhouse. …

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Enough

I didn’t write about food yesterday. As you may have noticed, I didn’t write at all.   You probably didn’t actually notice because you have a life and are not sitting anxiously by your electronic device waiting for my newest missive. I don’t feel like writing about food today and sharing with you that although I…

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Today

Okay, maybe recovery from a depressive episode isn’t a one and done deal… And maybe honesty with oneself about how hard life has been is a good idea… I think I’m really back in the light again this time. I feel good. I’m writing. The past days have been about rest and art and changing…

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Kummerspeck

The sharing of words from my “new to me” thrift store book purchase continues… Today, I am dealing with the aftereffects of kummerspeck (noun, German, excessive weight gained through eating as a means of relieving stress or strong emotion). Today, I finally feel like I have beaten back the flu, the allergies, and the virus…

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