Sunday, September 18, 2011


My passion flower vine that flourished in the summer sun and winked new blooms at me every day was decimated by caterpillars. This is the one that would reach out and cover everything in it's curly-q arms. It would grab on and not let go. I let it sit there, dead, hoping it would revive, to no avail. So I finally cut it all back, pared, and pared, and trimmed, and sadly left a large heap of barren sticks by the side of the road, remembering its former glory. Days later, as if breathing a sigh of relief, as if saying thank you for cutting off what was dead, my vine started sprouting up and tendrils are beginning to reach out again. What a glorious thing, to see passion beginning to grow again even after the worldly things have tried to kill it off.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Bid on this!

Last night I was reading Kathy Patrick (Queen of the Pulpwood Queens book clubs) describe the fires that were threatening her quaint town of Jefferson, TX. Apparently, the fires were started by arson, which is hard to fathom. I've been to Jefferson twice for the annual Girlfriend's weekend for the Pulpwood Queens, and the trip always fills my sails. The people of Jefferson are warm and hospitable. I love the B&Bs and restaurants, etc.

I can't stand sitting here in SC, feeling helpless, so I've created a mixed media painting (photo transfer and acrylic on watercolor) of Kathy's beauty salon/book store, "Beauty and the Book". Please bid on this on my FB page (just put a comment stating how much you bid.) As of this morning, the bid is up to $125, but I know we can do better. I will MATCH the highest bid and the money will go to the Jefferson firefighters per Kathy's request.

I plan on having the artwork framed and shipped to the highest bidder. If you've ever been touched by Jefferson, please make a bid!

Bid here:!/media/set/?set=a.10150791581395612.733261.121816365611