Thursday, April 17, 2014


Stumped again… I understand the meaning, but putting it into a sentence is another thing, and I have a hard time pronouncing it!

food for thought: “Character is higher than intellect.”—Emerson

What is the innermost recesses of my heart?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


n. (something unsubstantial) shadow, air, thin air, mockery, “such stuff as dreams are made on” (Shakespeare) 
Another tricky word – who can make a sentence?
food for thought:  Out of nothing nothing can come, and nothing can become nothing.”—Persius

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


If one is substantially together, are they well-grounded? (Does that even make sense?)

food for thought:  Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.”—Aesop

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Artist's Way Winner is...

We have a winner…
food for thought:  And that’s no hog wash!

Sunday, April 13, 2014


See previous post to understand what I’m doing… drawing and writing via Thesaurus.

The nonexistence of the physical body when we die is just that... but really, we live on forever.

food for thought: “Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely.”—Millay

I have been inspired ever since I took a workshop by Brother Brian. He has one coming up on May 10 (however, I have other plans – as do some of my other writer buddies who are going to see Sioux perform in Listen To Your Mother), but if there’s someone out there who is interested, check out Brother Brian’s blog post.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thesaurus Drawing/Words - EXISTENCE

When my friend was moving, we hauled a tub full of books into the van before my husband could notice. Most of the books, I ended up giving to Goodwill. I took out the Thesaurus just because it was old and I liked it. 

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. Then this sketching/journaling Ring in Spring happened and although there’s an endless supply of things to draw, I have to have some sort of focus or I end up looking/daydreaming at every single thing… and can’t decide. I walked past this Thesaurus and thought, that’s what I’ll do. I’ll take a page a day, glue it in my journal and then draw and write something about that word. I’ll feed both writing and drawing. How genius.
However, when I started looking at the book, I couldn’t tear out the pages, so I’ll be taking a picture of them. The book’s seventh printing was September 1951. Previous editions started in 1911. I just couldn’t ruin it.
I’ll start from the beginning, which isn’t necessarily in alphabetically order the way this book is designed, and I will pick out a word from all the definitions to draw because hey, how can you draw this word….

although maybe I should try…

My existence is sometimes a bit sketchy.

 food for thought:  “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” —Huxley

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Seven Year Pen

And in case anyone didn’t notice, I did draw this on the 4th, however, I AM drawing every day… I drew two things this day, well, more than two, but who’s counting?

I used another pen for some other drawing and after I finished, I threw it away… can you guess why?

food for thought: Do you have a favorite writing/drawing/any kind of object?