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Mercy/Failure/WIP 30 in 30 day 15

I didn’t finish a painting today. Thought I was almost there with a little painting about a horse, but I was Cecilia Gimenezing the hell out of that horses’s face, so I’ll let that thing sit for a while. Spent most of the day, some much needed time, with my family. My husband made me a delicious Valentines Day dinner. I hate guns. I hate the NRA.

Here is a 12″ x 12″ in progress and a corny song – the first song I can remember really liking. I was 3 or 4 years old when first I heard its tinny sound coming out of the transistor radio on the top of the refrigerator, and I thought there were tiny people inside there, singing for me.


30 in 30 Day 10 – What Canary?

When you realize (again) that your sweet cat is actually a skilled and savage beast, aren’t you glad that the size disparity between the two of you isn’t reversed? I always am.

Oil on cradled wood panel, 6″ x 4″




Haven’t blogged in almost a year.

Honestly, I forgot I had a blog until I got the ICANN notice wanting me to renew the domain.

Been in the bottom of a well and then the election just kind of buried me.

Jesus. That parallel world of stupid and horrible people is larger than I ever imagined.


But I am putting together a show with the help of some gifted painters and poets.

More news soon.


30 in 30 Day 20 – Register your Absence Here

I may have been listening to a little too much Alan Watts these days.

But I find it helpful when my imaginary therapist refuses to return  my calls.

“Register Your Absence Here”


Oil on stretched canvas, 6″ x 6″

Available here.

30 in 30 Day 18 – Jack & Jill

Oil on stretched canvas, 6″ x 6″


Available here.

Dear Katie

You suck.



The Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

Back at ya CCAF

Now here are some cats and a spark of hope!

Love, Katie



Oil o canvas, 5″ x 7″




10″ x 10″, oil on canvas.

Plus a gratuitous Youtube of a song I just like.

“Scorned Lovers”

I am happy to have several paintings hanging in the Scorned Lovers Show at The Art Salon, which runs until the end of March.

It is raining tonight in Denver. Dashed hopes and vain fancies swirl through the gutters and wash down into storm drains.

Beasty Boy

Oil on canvas, 5″ x 5″. The dog is imaginary, but I like scruffy looking terrier faced dogs in general- and I think they bear a facial resemblance to some wolf spiders, the teddy bears of the spider world.


The tragic shooting in Tucson has been on my mind a great deal. I watched Obama’s speech and wept.  The invocation of “mental illness” and the attitude that this explains it all and we need look no further troubles me. Writing for Slate, Vaughan Bell addresses this issue here.

“…it’s likely that some of the people in your local bar are at greater risk of committing murder than your average person with mental illness.”

-Vaughan Bell, “Crazy Talk,” Slate