Finding Balance (and Rest)

Yesterday, I was asked “Did you paint this weekend?” by a couple of older, white male friends of mine. When I answered “No, I didn’t,” I was met with disapproving looks from both of them. I said “Guys, please don’t look at me like that. I did yoga. I studied and did a bit of […]

“Happy Accidents”

It’s a warm morning, like most of our mornings in Durham this winter. (I’m still not getting around to wearing my sweaters or my coat. I’m kinda wishing we could have a couple cold snowy days.) My friend Lee and I meet up for a cup of coffee at the cafe, to talk about art […]

Presenting my “XOXOX” studio

People often ask “Where do you paint?” So…here’s some pics of my home studio. XOXOX art takes place in my kitchen – half my kitchen area has been transformed into my art studio. I experience an exciting thrill when I’m in my studio, staring at a blank canvas. I’m not an artist that often knows […]

Advent & Christmas musings 2019

Christmas Morning musing: There is LightThere is PeaceWe have been gifted a Light-bearerA Peace-makerA teacher:“Be kindBe graciousSeek justiceWalk humblySeek beauty and truthBe love and love with joy!” Weekly Advent musing, December 18:Makoto Fukimura, in his book Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for our Common Life, writes, “A culture that downplays the pursuit of beauty also […]