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:: Roma Pizza Restaurant ::

“I asked him for some of the money I need to continue my work. He told me to come around on Monday. I went on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and there was no money. On Friday someone else came … Continue reading

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Twigs :: Rameaux

From you have I been absent in the spring, When proud pied April dress’d in all his trim Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing, That heavy Saturn laugh’d and leap’d with him. Yet nor the lays of … Continue reading

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:: Icarus ::

We are at the centre of the galaxy only in our own minds. — The Book of Life Well as you can see I have gone over the week limit and have not been able to obtain the magic number … Continue reading

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Day 3 :: #OneWeek100People2018

All great works of art are rather difficult to access. The reader who thinks them easy has failed to penetrate to the heart of the work.  — André Gide 1869-1951 Up to 40 people today, yeah! This challenge is a … Continue reading

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Day 2 :: #OneWeek100People2018

A box without hinges, key or lid yet golden treasure inside is hid. — J.R.R. Tolkien, Bilbo the Hobbit I did not have much time today and I wanted to draw faces up close… really close. So again I chose … Continue reading

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:: #OneWeek100People2018 ::

What has roots that nobody sees is taller than trees, up up it goes and yet never grows? — J.R. Tolkien in Bilbo the Hobbit I really juggled with the idea of participating in the #OneWeekOneHundredPeople Challenge by Marc Taro … Continue reading

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:: Death of a lady’s man ::

Take the word butterfly. To use this word it is not necessary to make the voice weigh less than an ounce or equip it with small dusty wings. It is not necessary to invent a sunny day or a field … Continue reading

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:: Precision needed… ::

“We die. That may be the meaning of life,” — Toni Morrison asserted in her spectacular Nobel Prize acceptance speech. “But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” Sometimes I need precision in my life and one … Continue reading

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:: John Coltrane Frame of Mind ::

Damn the rules, it’s the feeling that counts. — John Coltrane I started listening to Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue album and then switched to John Coltrane — and that was my aha moment. This was the music that truly … Continue reading

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:: Easy Rider ::

Get your motor runnin’ Head out on the highway Lookin’ for adventure And whatever comes our way Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen Take the world in a love embrace Fire all of your guns at once And explode into … Continue reading

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:: A journey across the halls ::

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” — Sir Francis Bacon On Friday as I was walking in the hall at my College I saw this girl and her expression stopped me… I looked at her very closely. She did … Continue reading

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:: Sunday Sketching ::

Art transforms us not with what it contains but with what it creates in us — the constellation of interpretations, revelations, and emotional truths illuminated — which, of course, is why the rise of the term “content” to describe creative … Continue reading

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:: House for sale ::

Walking as a creative fuel “Nature’s particular gift to the walker… is to set the mind jogging, to make it garrulous, exalted, a little mad maybe — certainly creative and suprasensitive.” My 92-year old Mom had a funeral to go … Continue reading

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:: Smile ::

Smile tho’ your heart is aching Smile even tho’ it’s breaking When there are clouds in the sky You’ll get by      If you smile Thro’ your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You’ll see the sun come … Continue reading

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:: Cactus Epiphany ::

We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home. – Australian Aboriginal Proverb. With the arrival of 20 cm … Continue reading

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:: Have a Wonderful New Year ::

“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” by E. E. Cummings By this first … Continue reading

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:: -21 celsius ::

Well it is -21 celsius at the moment here and warmer than yesterday as it reached -27C last night… The cars are having trouble starting too, can you imagine? We went for a very small walk this morning and Pyper … Continue reading

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:: All you need is love ::

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”  ― Charles M. Schulz On a cold and snowy day out here in the woods and listening to the Vince Guaraldi Trio, who composed and arranged the … Continue reading

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:: Shortest day of the year ::

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening      Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though;  He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.   … Continue reading

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:: Paroles de Migwetch ::

Si la vie était dure je jure que je ne l’ai jamais su Je n’ai de regret que celui de mon âge et ce jeune cœur de moi est intact Le mal qu’on m’a fait est écrit dans le sable … Continue reading

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:: Silver teapot ::

Je te promets le sel au baiser de ma bouche Je te promets le miel à ma main qui te touche Je te promets le ciel au dessus de ta couche Des fleurs et des dentelles pour que tes nuits … Continue reading

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:: Vir et mulier facies ::

Follow your passion it will lead you to your purpose. Drew these two faces last night while watching TV and not really concentrating on what was going on the tube. Really enjoyed drawing the flowing lines and couldn’t stop. From … Continue reading

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:: Little XMas Tree ::

“If creativity is a habit, then the best creativity is the result of good work habits. They are the nuts and bolts of dreaming.” (Twyla Tharp) Today is the full moon and it promises to be a beautiful night as … Continue reading

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:: A tree says… ::

So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as … Continue reading

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:: November day ::

“The high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.” — Herman Hesse During the month of November it rains, it snows, … Continue reading

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