Thursday, April 27, 2023

Emily Dickinson


Featured image: Springtime Robin

Every once in awhile, wonderful things just seem to come out of the blue. They always lead me on a very special magical journey. Fresh, exciting ideas don’t pop into my head very often, but when they do I am ever so grateful. My blog, “Oh It’s Just,” has led me on a wonderful journey of exploring birds. I have been painting birds for quite some time now and the ideas keep flowing. I wonder if they will all become something other than a sketch.

But my heart is filled with hope – and I continue……….

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.” Emily Dickinson.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023


 Featured image: Scattering Seeds

I believe in history. I believe that we all have a unique one-of-a-kind history that influences who we are and what we do. So when you are reading a history about something, ask yourself, "Does this historian ask a how questions or why questions and write accordingly or does this historian ask why questions, causing them to come up with predetermined answers that follow a linear thought process?" Ask yourself, "Why are historical museums organized in a linear pattern rather that in a pattern that more resembles a rhizome?" There is the root and then branches of possibilities.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Let It Be

 Featured image: Travelers

there is a way of knowing
not mechanical
not taught
but flowing 
within us
we just need to
let it emerge

Monday, April 24, 2023

Simple Delights

 Featured image: Little Bird

Such a gift, 
the birds
A small reflection of
Dancing about 
at the feeder
spontaneous then
gathering on the platform 
Like folks gather to have 
coffee together.
Such a simple delight.

Thursday, April 20, 2023


Featured image: Play Freckles Play

be an advocate for play
because play is how you
invent things

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Breath of the Wind

 Featured image: Her Cape Caught In The Wind

rhythms of nature
the breath of the wind
waves hitting
the shore
do you listen
to the

sounds moving
do you listen
do you feel

Monday, April 17, 2023

We Feel It

Spirit is invisible but it is there, we feel it.

Featured image: Jewels in the Water

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Mechanical Art

 Featured image: Flowing Waters

Art which lacks inspiration is ultimately dry and mechanical. Art which has inspiration has surprise, vitality and warmth of spirit, your spirit.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

This Light, This Soul

 Featured image: Gatekeepers

This light

This soul

Imagine, just imagine, your soul your spirit, is not within you but outside, in the space of air. Then with your spirit on the outside, the air that surrounds you. The aura. And what it like. Then imagine all the other souls and spirits sharing this air – glorious. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Quietly They Come

 Featured image: Little Red Bird - Rose Colored Finch

They came so quietly
Snow baffles sound
Tall pine sways
Taking deep breaths
Of life
Oh but wait ….
The chorus is here
Finches arrive
Softly they sing

Monday, April 10, 2023

Thursday, April 6, 2023



Featured image: Space The Last Frontier

looking at the
world, earth
treading softly
where others
have gone
wonder, histories
finding your way

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Drip, Drip

 Featured image: Rain

Drip, Drip, drip, drip, drip
Drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip drip,
Rain water in my coffee.

Monday, April 3, 2023

Thick Opaque

 Featured image: Coffee in the Rain

Missing today
A breath of air
Thick opaque
Seeps through the woods
Raindrops fall.