Bumbling Through Life

For the past two and a half years, I’ve been living the dream. At least, that’s what everyone keeps telling me, and they’re pretty much right. In the wake of debilitating trauma and the end of a 15-year marriage, I did what few would do in those circumstances. I started traveling through Europe, living in…

New Watercolor Work

A few months ago I published a post about my Patreon page. This is a reminder to all my readers about that page and my watercolor artwork. For as little as $1/mo you can support me and my art via Patreon. For 2018, I’ve committed to doing some form of art everyday, as well as…

Of Course, #MeToo

The past few months have been many things. Inspiring. Validating. Triggering. Infuriating. Gratifying. Of course, I’m talking about the growing #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. At long, long last, survivors of sexual violence, abuse, and assault in all its forms are not only being heard, they’re being believed. Although I’ve been moved to write about this many…

Cobblestones PDX

Those of you who are my friends on Facebook already know of my latest obsession. Ever since visiting the Temple of Hackney in London, I’ve been consumed with the idea of bringing Vegan Comfort Food to Portland, as it is most definitely the future.

Patreonize Me!

After many people suggested this site to me, I finally got it going today. Patreon is a wonderful site that enables you to support artists in the traditional way. Through monthly pledges, starting at $1/mo, you can patronize an artists and get cool rewards for doing so. This one focuses on my watercolor work, but…

Beneath the Matterhorn

Okay. So I couldn’t see it well, but I did indeed see The Matterhorn. Even better, I went snowshoeing in The Alps for the second year in a row. Last year I was in the Austrian and Bavarian Alps. This year, I’m in the Swiss Alps, and this is The Matterhorn! I went snowshoeing BENEATH THE MATTERHORN!

For Just A Few Moments

….for NJD…. For just a few moments I captured your heart A sweet, brief reunion After decades apart For just a few moments We talked through the night Sharing stories and thoughts Of both darkness and light

My Christmas Miracle

Last Christmas was the first after my husband left in April 2015. I was in Italy petsitting a wonderful cat named Nox. It was a nice, quiet Christmas, but it was also a lonely and sad one. A dear friend sent me a card with a little story inside about a perfect Christmas moment for me, sharing…

It’s A Magnificent Life

It’s been like two months since I posted. I know…but I have a good excuse! I’ve been traveling and living so fully (most of that time). In no particular order, here are just a few things I’ve done in the past nine weeks instead of posting blogs, in pictures:

Beyond the Castle

This is our view from the Beyond the Castle Archaeological Dig Site in Lancaster, England, led by archaeologist Jason Wood. I’m one of the volunteers than came to help with this exciting dig. Based on some geographical tests, recorded history, and nearby discoveries, they suspect the remains of a Roman Fort, dating back to the…