Turtles and Cats…

“Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” ~ James Bryant Conant. Trying something new–even though it’s not the most natural fit–can be daunting, but might be hugely worthwhile. …or not. A few years ago, after I’d been painting kindness rocks for a while, I stuck my neck out and…

What’s your creative weapon of choice? Brushes, pens, or pencils?

Pencils? That’s what you use, Vicki? Seriously? If you ran into me working, you’ll probably see three things–4×4 ruled sticky notes, a large calendar book, and yellow mechanical pencils. Yes, pencils. I wouldn’t use a brush. I’m so not a painter like our beloved Kathryn. As for pens? A long time ago, I took shorthand….

Stop wishing your life away.

Our lives have become a constant loop of how much we want our normal back, how desperate we are to have “this insanity” behind us so we can get back to the way things were. We don’t want to ever look back at the horrors of 2020. Right? People are tired of COVID’s effect on…

I Use Music

In these times when the world is a mess, when I’m hardly able to write, when I can’t make daily trips to the ocean to get my world back in order and I’m not even painting much, the one thing I can still depend on is music. Whether I need peace, need simple pleasure, need…

Inspiration and Invention

Necessity Is the mother of invention. Lockdowns throughout the world and, particularly in Canada and the United States, made us realize our world was changing. Even with a vaccine it will likely be over a year if not more before life as we knew it will resume. In the meantime, we’re finding new ways to…

What Provides Inspiration? Certainly not a Colonoscopy

Like many of you, staying at home because of Covid gave Handsome and I have found inspiration to work on projects around the house. We are avid fans of HGTV. So we have been educated enough to be dangerous. We’ve worked on the yard. Reworked our garages, adding new openers and electrical outlets for future…

Change

By Kathryn Jane “In times of change, we can resist, or we can pull up our bloomers and get with the program–because change is gonna happen whether we like it or not.” With the world around us changing at a terrifying pace, we have decided to stop floating along with the current, and start swimming….

That’s Entertainment!

Staying home means finding things for Handsome and me to do. We love movies and thank goodness for TCM. Old movies rock. And no matter how many times I watch an oldie but goodie, I’ll watch it again. Here’s some I love:   Bridget Jones’ Diary-romantic comedy: a reinterpretation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice….

Memorial Day and Loss and Celebration

The US just celebrated Memorial Day, a day we stop and give thanks to all those in the military who lost their lives in service to the country. It was not a normal celebration because of Covid 19 with some places still in a stay-at-home mode and others in various stages of opening up. As…