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The Windows, the Witch, and the Doors of Perception

Today is the day I am thinking about what has come before.  The veil between the world of living and dead is thin and it seems such an appropriate time to observe the essence of time passing. There has been a lot of mental stimulation in my life since I

Climbing to the top in Les Baux

I make my slow accent to the top of the castle.  I say slow because the stairs where well worn and very steep.  I felt like I was scaling a mountian and had to use the hand rail to hoist me to the next step. This was one of the

Chateau des Baux-de-Provence

As I sift through photos of my recent adventures I keep thinking how camera crazy I was. Like a tourist but also like a hungry artist let loose in her best situation.  This was it.  The moment.  I am in it; I am present.  Everything is hyper clear.  As if

Couleur Garance – The Garden of Natural Dyes

I can not post about my trip to France without dedicating an entry to the Couleur Garance!  After all this was the reason for my journey in the first place.  A few years back I attended a lecture from the renowned natural dye innovator Michel Garcia.  I was at a

The Fete Renaissance – Lourmarin

This is Nathalie.  She is my new friend I met the first week of my stay in Lauris.  She is an artist who mainly works in printmaking. Her dog is named Boggie and her cat is Minette.  There are a lot of stray cats in the village and Nathalie decide

Vive la France

It has been a cold and snowy winter in Portland this year.  I’m glad the promise of spring  is coming closer. There is a very exciting thing  I will be experiencing in April. I want to share with you.   I have been holding it in because I thought if

Warrior Queen

Lately it seems I have been hearing a lot of people talk to me about the stories of what we do and how it makes work compelling and gives it more life.   Our story is after all what is infused into the meaning of truth.  The truth of your reality

Libido

So I have been doing some serious thinking about how to post this next bit of information and what exactly this information means to me. As you may remember from past posts I have been visiting the Metro transfer station to glean for an exhibition in August at Disjecta.  This

Results- Work Cycle

This is the last post for the tarot spread  and collection – The Work Cycle- The cards I will interpret are the Outcome (The Magician)  and Result ( Ace of Wands).  At this point all the cards and work will or most likely will manifest in these last two positions. 

Garden of Colors

Summer is finally here in the Pacific Northwest.  Of course we still have rain mixed with beautiful sunny hot days but soon everything with dry out.  Until then my garden is fluffy and alive with green leaves and blooming buds.  I have already started to harvest my roses for dyeing

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