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The Luthier’s Ship

While at Mystic Hot Springs, I couldn’t sleep that last night and went up to the pools to soak and relax under the waning moon. The clouds came to play in the moonlight later that night…
This painting is one of a series I worked on several years ago. You can click on the image to see it larger.

reclining under Sinawav’s skirt
they sleep with wide eyes
glimpsing through woven threads
the curious face of a night song
gazing back in sly invitation
gamboling to entertain

basking in the glow of it’s own light
the luthier’s living ship weaves paths
through broken streams
and sings shifting shadows
across their darkened faces
transforming to sift dreams
a baleen expression of indifference
caresses their minds as it
rolls larboard to face them again
unfurling tentacled arms
it returns to the stream
released from mesmeric gaze
somnolent figures stroll
from dream
to dream
as a benevolent eye
watches them go


Follow Your North Star

This past month has been one where I’ve felt a little lost, even while I felt like I knew exactly where I was going. I did all the ‘right’ things; crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s but I felt a little empty and inadequate at the end of every day. Too much on my plate and no brakes to say ‘no.’ I was sorry every week to miss the opportunity to say ‘Hey’ to you guys.


Don’t Fear the Egg

This week has been cold and rainy and a little grey. And this is the week that Annie, our giant chicken, laid her first egg. It was a little alarming for her and her chicken friend, Lucy and they clucked the whole time.


Love Thy Frickin’ Self

I woke up this morning a little under the weather and the urge to stay in, under covers and just be. And here I am typing away at you guys. That’s cause I’m being led down a rabbit hole – a helpful one and have an urge to share.

Tech Tips

Tech Tip: iPhone Precision Keyboard Cursor

Selecting text on my iPhone has always been frustrating, but it’s been especially so since they stopped magnifying the text when you long press it. What I didn’t know, until recently, is that Apple updated the way the cursor works in iOS 12 — two years ago!


Ants vs Owl

None of us is the yogi on the mountain or the unflappable guru. We’ve got lives and reactions to life, families, businesses, emergencies and troubles.

Tech Tips

Tech Tip: Remove Text Formatting in Windows

Do you ever have a need to remove formatting from text before pasting it into Word or some other document software? I do this all the time in my design work, and I needed a way to do this in Windows 10.

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