My granddaughter (5) was painting with me. She was using my brush in a way I thought might be damaging to the brush, flattening the bristles hard and swirling. At first I tried to show her how to be gentle with the brush, but then I noticed the cool swirly patterns she was making … Continue reading Borrowed Flowers
The hubby was working in the yard. I was taking pictures of him (on the sly, of course). I've been working on drawing moving figures and so I thought this would be a good exercise to try. As you can see, I don't yet have the courage to try hands. My husband does have them! … Continue reading Sweetbaby at Work in the Yard
My American Tribal Style dance troupe suffered a great loss even before the pandemic. My mother died in 2018. It took her 24 days to pass, in hospice. It was the most stressful and odd time in my life: waiting for someone to die, someone with whom so much had not been … Continue reading 1st Post-COVID Dance
Years ago, when my children were very young, I used to cook for my family once a week. ONLY once a week. That might seem weird to you or like I neglected them six days a week but, actually, that cooking day was a big, comfortable deal for me and it fed my family … Continue reading Don’t Waste Those Leftovers!