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Words from Tolkien

Where will wants not, a way opens. — J.R.R. Tolkien and this perenniel beacon: It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years … Continue reading

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Focus…. On What?

People sometimes tell me – you’re so focused. Yes that’s true. Th downside is that sometimes it’s hard to change gears or shift energy to something else that wants or needs doing. I offer this only as a lame explanation … Continue reading

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Dealing with it. 

From this fine Brainpickings article, When Things Fall Apart: Tibetan Buddhist Nun and Teacher Pema Chödrön on Transformation Through Difficult Times To stay with that shakiness — to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned: Plein Air Category

If you’re painting en plein air, your brushes should not be grass green. Ask me how I came upon this notion! I’m tempted to dip the ends of all my brushes in safety yellow or blaze orange just for ease … Continue reading

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Still making progress

Not quite done, but mostly.

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