BLOGSMA DEBUT

I created this particular Blogsma in reaction to an Oprah show which I watched the day after finishing a graphic memoir (and who inspired me to do this one) written by a woman who died of breast cancer which had metastacized in her brain. I was mad at Oprah’s glib solutions to the complex problems of life, which although they have value and I really do like Oprah’s spirit, trivialize the hell that so many people go through.

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We set a date for the Beaver Island Show!

Not only will I have many new Beaver Island paintings, but also two new Beaver Island Posters and, I’m hoping, a new book too: What’s in the Woods: A Great Lakes Treasure Hunt, a simple introduction to over 150 common plants, trees, birds, critters, mushrooms, and bugs. Paired up with What’s On the Beach, a person could know 300 species already, which is lots more than most people recognize.

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Three Days in a Writer/Artist’s Life

Thursday: I begin every day checking my email. Today I get an order from my website for a tapestry bag, a necklace, and a fish print. I haven’t made the bag yet (I’m sold out after Christmas) so have offered to make it to spec and am waiting for a phone call. This client said she’d read my entire blog, including my breast cancer blog, and said she was moved by it. This is a wonderful way to start a day.

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