Category Archives: self-doubts

Flying By the Seat of My Pants

Until recently, when asked how things were in my life, I’d say (only one quarter in jest): “Oh, you know, circling the drain.” This has been a knee jerk response for several years now, revealing either a very clogged drain, … Continue reading

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Ghosts in the Gouache

Lately I need to reacquaint myself with not only the artist I used to be, but also with the joy I used to feel, playing with my art supplies. I look around and find clues in the clutter: dried palettes … Continue reading

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Little Shop Around the Corner (of my mind)

I can’t remember a time that I didn’t love to play shopkeeper. Hazy summer memories from the suburban 1960s harbor Kool-Aid and lemonade stands set up on the corner of Simpson Ferry Road, followed by “Sharon’s Variety Store,” with odds … Continue reading

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Slow Churning

A law of physics in my office/art studio is this: If there is a surface, it will be covered. No matter how many tables, countertops, stands, file cabinets, or shelves are in this room, I will manage within three days … Continue reading

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Rainy Days and Mondays (used to) Always Get me Down

For almost a year, now, Monday has been designated as “Bookkeeping Monday,” so I’m sticking with the plan. Only now I no longer need to stretch this grim and tedious task all the way until the end of banking hours. … Continue reading

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How’m I Doin’?

A week into this experiment I ask myself the question that was former NYC mayor Ed Koch’s mantra: “How’m I doin’?” His was a rhetorical pat on his own back, whereas mine is a scratch on my head. Because I … Continue reading

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