24 Karat Thoughts

Dec 19, 2022, Mon — Headaches are my Achilles heel. And ever since I woke up the morning of leaving on that aforementioned jet plane

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Leaving On A Jet Plane

Dec 15, 2022 Thurs — Apparently a million people have signed on to chatGPT since it started 5 days ago, crashing the site. Hmm… what

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A Maui Little Christmas

Dec 13, 2022, Tues — Have yourself a Maui little Christmas. I am blogging through the snow, listening to Alexandra Petri’s Christmas playlist on Spotify.

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Maui Sunset 

Nov 28, 2022, Mon — I might have a name for the new painting in progress: Maui Sunset. It’s incredibly beautiful so far, if I

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History Of Impressionism In Art

The history of impressionism in art is an interesting one. The word “impressionism” was initially intended as a pejorative by art critics who were utterly

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I Found The Billboard!

Nov 15, 2022, Tues — I found the billboard! That’s why I’ve been missing in action for the past six days. It took me a

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I’ve Been Framed! 

Nov 9, 2022, Wed — I’ve Been Framed! Subtitle: Prepping for the Art Tour. Tomorrow I’m on the road to the Bay Area. I’m packing

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Favell Museum Showdown

Nov 5, 2022, Sat — Favell Museum Showdown. Hah, it sounds like a shootout in the old west. And funny thing is, Favell Museum in

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Aspen Grove Is Grooving

Nov 4, 2022, Fri — Day three proved fruitful with the aspen grove painting. Indeed aspen grove is grooving! Meaning we are almost to groovy.

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I Am On It

Nov 2, 2022, Wed — I Am On It. I’m going to get this new painting done in four days. Day one was today, which

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Hot Pink Underpaints

Nov 1, 2022, Tues — Hot pink underpaints on one canvas, and hot orange underpaints on another. If that sounds sexy, imagine being there in

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Sweet Home Day

Oct 29, 2022, Sat — Sweet home day. Phone calls to friends, zoom calls to friends, as well as miscellaneous art admin and planning. I

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Painting Finished!

Oct 28, 2022, Fri — Painting finished! Yay! As predicted I was in the studio less than an hour and got that last little blip

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Magic Day Ten Aspen Trail

Oct 26, 2022, Wed — Magic Day Ten Aspen Trail. The magic definitely happened today with the foreground. Yesterday’s foreground composition was thankfully not a

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Day Nine Aspen Trail

Oct 25, 2022, Tues — Day Nine Aspen Trail. We are back to counting the days, lol. I thought I might get to final paint

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Blog: What a Weird Word

Oct 23, 2022, Sun — Okay, tonight’s subject is Blog: What a Weird Word. I’m glad you agree. I mean, where did that even come

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We Got This!!

Oct 22, 2022, Sat — Okay, we got this!! I am soo excited for this painting. And when it’s done, I’m excited to show it

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Rocking the Aspen Trail

Oct 21, 2022, Fri — Wow, we are rocking the aspen trail. Something is happening to me for sure. I seem to be painting differently.

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Day Four on the Trail

Oct 20, 2022, Thurs — Day four on the trail. We’re talking about Aspen Trail, of course, the painting du jour. I’m loving it so

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Day Three on the Trail

Oct 19, 2022, Wed — Day three on the trail, as in Aspen Trail. Looking good! I had the interesting experience in my ultra focus

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Ahh, let’s see

Oct 14, 2022, Fri — Ahh, let’s see what to write about. I did spend the day in the studio and a friend gave me

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Sac and Back

Oct 13, 2022, Thurs — Sac and Back. In a day. The miracle of the automobile and the four- lane highway. It’s so weird to

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Fairy Tale Painting

Oct 10, 2022, Mon — I went to the studio to start a new composition today and ended up on the Fairy Tale Painting again.

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Enchanted Saint Helena

Oct 9, 2022, Sun — Perfect for Sunday, let’s learn all about enchanted Saint Helena. Born in 248, died in 328, she married Roman Emperor

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Orland Art Center Reception

Oct 7, 2022, Fri — I’ll just start my blog with tired, whipped, and exhausted. Ok, covered that! Onward.  Tonight was the Orland Art Center

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Sneak Preview from MADS

Oct 1, 2022, Sat — Can’t believe it’s October already. Please enjoy this sneak preview from MADS digital show in Milan and Barcelona! Today was

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Back in the Studio

Sep 2, 2022, Tues — At long last! I am back in the studio. I’m almost done composing the new Napa Valley painting. It will

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Last day of art class

Sep 25, 2022, Sun — Class is finished. Finally I can get back to work! Just kidding. Today was day two, the last day of

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My first art class

Sep 24, 2022, Sat — I had to wait for the right teacher. Then I found her! And just had my first art class today.

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A Day of Rest and Fish

Sep 23, 2022, Fri — A day of rest and fish. Not exactly what you might be thinking. There’s no ing there, for one. And

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What Even?

Sep 22, 2022, Thurs — What even? How did I used to do this blog every day? I can’t fathom what I would think of

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Reentry is a Bitch

Sep 20, 2022, Tues — Reentry is a bitch. No two ways about it. Every minute of my day I was doing something useful or

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The Miracle of Coffee

Sep 19, 2022, Mon — Darn, I missed two whole days of blogging with the snafu around leaving Colorado. But the miracle of coffee has

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Climb to Hanging Lake

Sep 16, 2022, Fri — Last couple days in Colorado! So I escaped my computer for the day and made the climb to Hanging Lake.

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Blog Demerits!

Sep 13, 2022, Tues — Wow, how did I miss two days of blogging? Blog demerits for me! But here I am back again, never

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Jewel Street Bio

Sep 9, 2022, Fri — For today’s blog, I’m going to share some of the biographic material I prepared for the Jewel Street bio questions

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MADS Art Gallery

Sep 8, 2022, Thurs — A curator for MADS Art Gallery of Italy reached out yesterday hoping to add me to their show running late

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Not A False Alarm

Sep 7, 2022, Wed — Not a false alarm this time, folks. You know those annoying smoke and carbon monoxide alarms? Well, my niece went

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I Thought I Could Blog

Sep 5, 2022, Mon — I thought I could blog, but maybe not. I’m utterly exhausted. Is it from the altitude at Lennon’s? I think

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Colorado Bound

Or: Why I am not a Writer Sept 3, 2022, Sat — Two full hours left before I am Colorado bound. Let’s time my blog

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Should be Sleeping

Sept 2, 2022, Fri — Or packing at least. But really, I should be sleeping. Life makes me downright tired some days. Of course it

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Long Ass Day

Sept 1, 2022, Thurs — Long ass day. Did I already say that? Oh, yes, that’s the title! And yep, that’d be referring to my

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Parsnip Accomplished

Aug 31, 2022, Wed — I did it!! I finished the painting. Parsnip Accomplished! I may lighten up the lower zone of the sky when

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Saatchi Art Featured Me

Aug 30, 2022, Tues — Beautiful day! While I’m swooning over my favorite wild parsnip, Saatchi Art featured me on Instagram! Wow. It was a

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O Wild Parsnip

Aug 29, 2022, Mon — Cannot describe the inner certitude of doing art for my living. O wild parsnip, being in the studio and creating

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Wild Wild Parsnip

Aug 28, 2022, Sun — Why is it, I keep painting invasive flowers? The latest is wild parsnip, or wild wild parsnip, in a nod

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Show Down

Aug 27, 2022, Sat — Got the show down from North Valley Art League this afternoon. What a sweaty mess that was. But, lucky for

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Celebrating 100 Votes 

Aug 26, 2022, Fri — Well, yesterday’s “get those votes” worked out! So tonight I am celebrating 100 votes. I took a trip Macy’s where

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Get Those Votes

Aug 24, 2022, Wed — I now know what it feels like to be a politician. I’ve had a one-track mind all day. “Get those

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Palm Sunset SOLD

Aug 23, 2022, Tues — Wow, exciting day here on the ranch, metaphorically speaking, at least about the ranch. Palm Sunset sold! BJ, the doctor

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Happy Birthday, Brother

Aug 22, 2022, Mon — Nice night over at my bro’s house. Happy Birthday, Brother. My rock of ages. Amazing to grow up with someone

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Happy Birthday, Dad!

Aug 21, 2022, Sun — Today is my dad’s birthday. Happy Birthday Dad! We used to celebrate his and my oldest brother’s birthday, which is

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Newsletter of Reckoning

Aug 20, 2022, Sat — I must be a little loopy. I basically spent all day on this newsletter — the ominous newsletter of reckoning,

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To Sac and Back

Aug 19, 2022, Fri — To Sac and back. That was my day, starting at 9AM this morning galloping south on I-5 in my trusty

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Big Day of Minutia

Aug 17, 2022, Wed — How does anyone fit all this life in? My big day of minutia is more like death by a million

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Plumeria Passion

Aug 15, 2022, Mon — Thank God, I finished it. Took. All. Day. But it’s done. Plumeria passion, you took it out of me my

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Smell the Plumeria

Aug 14, 2022, Sun — Smell the plumeria! The painting is really coming along. It’s possible I will finish tomorrow. I’ll show you the image

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Billboard Contest Blues

Aug 13, 2002, Sat — Shouldn’t I be backpacking right now? Instead I’m singing the billboard contest blues. The problem is, I have nobody to

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A Million Things

Aug 12, 2022, Fri — While I was just now doing dishes, I thought of a million things I could blog upon. None being Part

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Rose Period Statement

Aug 11, 2022, Thurs — Here is my Rose Period Statement… in draft. I am preparing for my September show at the Orland Art Center.

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Loving this Plumeria 

Aug 8, 2022, Mon — I am loving this plumeria painting! Thank God for yellow plumeria as they are really helping me get through some

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New Plumeria Composition 

And other grumblings… Aug 6, 2022, Sat — The new plumeria composition is completed as of today. I will start with ‘first paint’ tomorrow. Always

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