A Piece Of Me...

I was born in the second half of the 1900’s, possibly descended of "Scottish Tinkers" (still finding this), Tetched with Megalomania, Decidedly Hetro and an emerging Crone!

Winter, Blue, Spiritual, Empathic, Artist, Artisan, Wordist, Herbalist and a Stone Caster!

Now then, for good measure I’ll throw in ADD, Bi-Polar, OCD and a bit plain ole NUTZ….. J I refer to this as having numerous "Cats In My Attic", which means I still have control...otherwise they would just be "Bats In My Belfry"! : )

Most of my time, these days, is spent dealing with a semi-bizarre condition, "Arachnoiditis w/Myoclonic Dystonia"! Such is life after a fairly severe (ACDF C4-7) spinal incident. I am so grateful to no longer be paralyzed after successful surgery, that I try not to whine about the “Chump Change”! I’m sure any Quadriplegic out there would gladly accept the sacrifice for the freedom of Mobility!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What Goes Up, Must Come Down! KaBlammm!

I was feeling my oats when I stopped by to see a friend of mine, anxious to tell him about my recent glory moments!  He does not compute, so I know I will surprise him and am feeling pretty audacious too!  I have known this man for close to 30 years.  I will say that most of our experience together has been on a professional level, but we have had a longstanding friendship too!

As I chat and carry on I finally tell him about being accepted as one of the Artist's to display at City Hall next year and he is astonished!  While he congratulates me he is communicating his surprise as he did not really know I was an Artist!  He knew that I had gone to College and taken Art courses and had been involved with Art when I lived in Monterey, but since he only knew me through work, my art had escaped him!  I explained to him that I have been getting back to my Art because of my disabilities and that I have been trying to realign my life while recouping!

As we shared a glass of wine, I diligently dug my photos out of my purse and started showing him some of my works!  As he looked at the pictures I saw amazement and awe on his face and became absolutely animated as I began to explain some of the different techniques and drawn out processes I would go through for each piece!  I was eating it up, he seemed like he was genuinely interested as he scrutinized closely a couple of the pictures, then as he looks up at me he has a strange look and he forces a little "laugh".  "You mean you did this shit on PURPOSE?" "You had a 'plan' for this?"  "I thought it was like you just threw the paint and that's where it landed!"

PPPPPHHHHHHHHHTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!  I am soooooo deflated...........
maybe I can get my cat to walk on a couple of canvases for me......


  1. Ackk.... Pump yourself back up, girl! The art world is filled with brilliant creative people who have heard comments like the ones from your friend - Just let 'em roll right by and get back to the task at hand: creating art. Only positive energy allowed! Where did I hear that? ;-)


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