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 of my last blog, I have had a non-stop headache. From a kink in my neck that I woke up with and which I can’t seem to resolve. Including with […]

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 does a real human write about? Versus a chat bot? And how can we distinguish the two? (Woe unto high school and college teachers.) Mine will be evident because of its […]

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. The non-free version, so interspersed with Big Mac and Dorito ads for that added spiritual touch. She’s a journalist, and her list of the top 100 Christmas songs is a […]

Mauna Loa Volcano Has Erupted

Nov 29, 2022, Tues — Wow, Mauna Loa Volcano has erupted. Forty years late the locals say. It’s strange this focus of mine on Hawaii right now. I’m in the middle of a Hawaii painting, Pele’s Kitchen is in a show for the first time, and I blogged last night about my curious incident on Lanai’i […]

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 do say so myself. And indeed, I am the final judge as to when something is masterful enough to call finished. Lots more to go on this one, but the […]

Hawaii Five O Painting is Coming Along

Nov 27, 2022, Sun — Yep, the Hawaii Five O painting is coming along. And you know what that O stands for. Now think times five and you get the idea of how much I’m liking it. I don’t even think I’ve mentioned it here I’ve been so busy and delinquent in posting blogs.  I […]

Studio Day and Birth Day

Nov 22, 2022, Tues — It really was a studio day and birth day. As in my very own birthday. T’was a lovely day talking to kids, friends, and family. Everyone sang this year! Happy Birthday to You…. you live in a zoo. You look like a monkeeee, and you smell like one, too. Only […]

Art Giveaway Winner Announced, Mediterranean Style

Nov 21, 2022, Mon — We arrive again, full circle, with another Art Giveaway winner announced, Mediterranean style. Ruth Puligo is the lucky winner of a 24 x 24 inch giclee canvas print of Aspen Sky. It’s always a trip to export the names, shuffle them in a shuffler, which I do three times, and […]

What Happened to Me (and my Tesla)?

Nov 20, 2022, Sun — What happened to me (and my Tesla)? I’ve lost my head of steam on the daily blog. I knew it was fragile arrangement, but I really fell off the wagon. Firstly from being gone for six days and not taking my computer because I thought it was broken. It wouldn’t […]

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 long time to find it. I mean, there are a lot of billboards out there! Actually Fine Art America gave me the precise location, including longitude and latitude. That was […]