Be My Valentine? A Slow Miracle Art Update

January 4, 2014

I know it’s a little early to be talking about Valentine’s Day just yet, but my life is budding out and heading for full bloom on that day this year. Following my heart on Valentine’s Day now has a very different meaning for me than the conventional one I knew as a child, and later […]

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Pomegranate: To Spank Or Not To Spank

January 3, 2014

I am the only person I know who had the unusual good luck to grow up with a pomegranate tree right outside my bedroom window. It was a gorgeous thing, with small green leaves and lovely drooping blossoms, which became laden in October and November with large orange-fuschia-ruby colored fruit. It was my Dad’s pride […]

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My “Haystack of Light”

December 30, 2013

I’m not one for making New Year’s Resolutions, but if I had to have one it would be the sentiment in this Mary Oliver poem which I read on the Poetry Chaikhana blog: to remember to instruct myself “over and over” “in joy and acclamation” “of the ordinary,” so I can be left like ” […]

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Keep the Fire Burning

December 14, 2013

It’s true every picture tells a story. But it’s also true that sometimes the picture gets painted before the story even happens. I have been wondering if there will be a story that goes with this painting of the fire in my masonry stove, and this week, it came to me in that surprising way […]

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Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?

December 4, 2013

In the first 24 hours the Slow Miracle Art Store page was “live,” I learned a lot about virtual buttons. If you happened to have tried any of the store buttons out during that time, you may have been a victim of my learning curve. I learned that the “buy now” buttons do not allow […]

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Slow Miracle Store Page?

November 13, 2013

Another of my favorite poems from childhood is called “General Store” by Rachel Field. It starts out like this: Some day I’m going to have a store With a tinkly bell hung over the door, With real glass cases and counter wide And drawers all spilly with things inside. Over 50 years later, the beginning […]

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

November 12, 2013

November is not the time of year to see the spectacular rainbows that sometimes arc themselves in the immense skyscape above the softly rolling hills of the Palouse, fireworks in breathtaking slow motion. But the other day something happened that brought the majesty of those moments back, and sent me looking for photos. I suddenly […]

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Down By The Rivers: Falling Apart and Coming Together

October 16, 2013

After two weeks of painstaking arrangements, Romeo and  I set out this last weekend to go on a two part journey down the length of Idaho to meet up with Mike and Kelly for another celebration of their wedding with Kelly’s extended family.  I have lived in Idaho for 22 years, but because of my […]

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Plein Air Dreamin’ Come True

October 6, 2013

It’s not my habit to write about what is happening at the moment.  I don’t do it well. My cast of mind is one of memoir, and so it takes me a while to incorporate what I’m living enough into memory to be able to render the essence of it in what I write. So […]

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Listening to the Earth

September 26, 2013

Welcome to my blog’s new “look.” After I included my drawing of the little ballerina in my post In the Temple of my Daily Life, Susan suggested to me I look through my drawings and see if there was one that I’d like to use as part of a new look for the header of […]

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