Dusk

She felt she was only 17

With the undeveloped physique of a 14 year old

Wondering about her prospects in the future

What waited outside her self sense only

Slightly battered by outside opinion of

The boys.

Still she wasn’t subdued by their

Taunts , the ones who did not find

Her worthy of their attention

Each day when dusk arrived

She would sit and admire her solitude

Imagine an adult life without

The concern of how they saw her

And revel in the dusk she

Revered .

Time.

Spent .

Alone.

Ongoing Flow

Pandemic Cocooni

This feeling of a deep need to create has pushed it’s way to the surface of a long standing and very private despair about humanity. It is the core feeling which drives me to meet the challenges of both my instinct to make something and my desire to caretaker something. Both desires come from the same place , but now have equal standing in my psyche.

Painting in the time of Pandemic.

It is now five weeks since the eastern metro area has been issued a stay at home warning. I am unexpectedly relieved. This unnatural state of affairs suits my introverted persona just fine and causes me to intuitively reach inside my creative self for support. Truthfully I am elated! Scared but elated that I can move from tele-caregiver to practicing artist without a thought for the importance of both roles. This is finally me, the one I left behind when I practiced the sole job of dedicated mental health worker. Unfortunately this deeply held revelation comes at the price of facing my own mortality for I am part of the at risk population that at this moment should be assiduously protected. I am old. Still a considerable neophyte in regard to my art career, but old to the world.  I am persistent.