Monthly Archives: March 2013

If there is nothing wrong, does that mean it’s all right?

Last Wednesday afternoon, my friend, Danuta, invited me to watch a movie with her. We pulled the blinds and sat on her comfortable sofa mid-day, feeling very decadent. Sometimes, when my children were little, I’d hire a sitter and check … Continue reading

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Facing the inevitable . . . or not

Just after listening on Sunday to the beautiful young woman who lost her entire family with one stroke of nature, a tidal wave, there was a followup interview about the Baba Yaga House in the Paris suburb of Montreuil. A … Continue reading

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The Wave

Bayswater Beach, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. When I went into my studio this morning,  I turned my attention to cleaning up.  After a week of intense, passionate, sometimes renetic painting, it was a welcome form of relaxation.  As usual for … Continue reading

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When I close my eyes

The ice breaking up on the lake, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. All I see is paint. Big slashes of paint. In all the colors I’ve been using for the past few days. After weeks of reworking older pieces, this week, … Continue reading

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Not alone

Bear River, N.S., originally uploaded by leyaevelyn.

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Out of the ordinary

Bear River, N.S., originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. This weekend past, I spent a couple of days in magical Bear River, a little village, population 900 (I think), in northern Nova Scotia. The landscape, the people, the spirit, all seduced my … Continue reading

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In defense of grumpiness

Writer Peter Frase talked to Jian Ghomeshi on “Q” this Thursday past, defending rude service and how we are slaves to “service with a smile.”  In his article, “In Defense of Soviet Waiters”, Peter Frase made the case for rude service … Continue reading

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