Why This Blog? Why Now? Why This title?

I am no longer blogging under duress. This part remains true: I had a blog once and I lost the password...and then, I gave up. I really am not a giver-upper, but there is a point of diminishing returns to anything that takes energy, passion, and vision and yet, doesn't work out. So, off I go again, wish me luck! AND knock on wood I have had luck. And it is sort of fun.

P.S. Why this title? I read this phrase today 6/16, don't remember where. I liked it. I'm using it. I might change it. It may or may not have relationship to the content.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Drawing and Painting Again

This is related to my last post about again being able to do things I thought were lost to me forever--that sounds pretty dramatic, but it comes close to the way I felt. My latest diversion, or self-expression that has come back to me is drawing and painting. For those of you who have only known me for the last 10 years, don't know about my "artistic" (loosely defined) side. Well, I've rediscovered it! Yeah! It started slowly, like the frog in the water that gets hotter and hotter--only this time the outcome is good--the frog gets boiled, I get liberated.

I took a class through the Colorado School of Mines (BTW, if you are a teacher and need quick and painless college credit, take a look at what they offer) called the illustrated field journal. It was all about sketching and writing. Now I sketch and write everyday. I've also begun to paint my window panels for our library and some deck chairs for a good friend. All things to celebrate.


  1. Wow! You are right, I did not know that you enjoyed drawing and painting. I would love to see some of your projects. I bet they are beautiful.


  2. Thanks Jill. You. Are my best commenter!

  3. How exciting that you have reignited this passion. I can't wait to see some of your artwork, as I have seen you 'dabble' and am quite envious of your talent!