Category: colorado

Conspicuous Consumption

This year I want to create more, and consume less. I am a somewhat reformed magpie in terms of material stuff, but I want to address other kinds of consumption — my constant nose diving into the national news for instance. It’s an addiction that is chomping into my creative life as I scramble to look at the news each morning.  My husband is a writer, and pulled me out of this self sabotage by sharing a snippet from a recent interview.

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Taking Up Residents

For several years my husband and I have hosted a writer’s residency from May to October/November for established writers on our property called Aspen Words Catch and Release…

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Flower Stalker

Rocky Mountain Penstemon I am a wildflower stalker, albeit a haphazard one.  My dedication falters when learning proper nomenclature.  My mother started me on this path when I was a child. We hiked in the same hills where I now live –the Colorado Rockies —  and before each hike she would load the nylon hunter orange…

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Hat Lady

In a hat in the cyclades.  I was eleven. I have different hats; I’m a mother, I’m a woman, I’m a human being, I’m an artist and hopefully I’m an advocate. All of those plates are things I spin all the time.       Annie Lennox I have always loved hats. Years ago I…

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Flower Child

Just living is not enough….one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen The gardening catalogues are clogging up our post box and I am daydreaming about my gardening future. I’m beginning to feel the earth move under my feet, even through a foot of snow.  Conservation InternationaI’s “I need nature” campaign…

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A Small Salute to Artist Residencies

Overlooking the Catch and Release residency. I avoid the term “bucket list. ”  It’s just too hackneyed and the word bucket is not visually compelling enough for me.    But I am an inveterate list maker.  I keep To Do lists.  To Be lists.  To Go lists.   To Read lists.  Painting Title lists. Quote lists.  Good Song Title…

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