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so many layers to peel back
so many seasons to adjust
so many moods to center within
the rainbow’s reflected in the dust.


how much we complement each other…

This sketch looks at common threads that run through our lives, throughout our lifetimes…


tiny little boxes

that we live in lifetime after lifetime

…insulated, separated…

karmically irradiated

sometimes it’s hard to see the connecting threads.

Swirling vortex, sheer force of will …

Tornadoes possess  the powerful ability to clear and raze anything that cannot withstand their relentless forces…

Outer tornadoes may be seen clearly with the physical eyes, and felt with the outer senses. They instantaneously generate fear and respect as well as sympathy and kind actions.

Inner tornadoes clear the ground in intensely personal ways, sometimes undetected by our inner radar before they barrel through our lives… They mysteriously transform in ways that may become apparent to others only over time…

There are many lines in life to be drawn, aren’t there?

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Fourth in a Series of Four.

Getting there:

10. completion

11. dissolution

12. acceptance

Moving right along.

sketches 1-3

sketches 4-6

sketches 7-9

Here’s the finished version of the sketch I posted two days ago

I added color, hoping this will carry the eye about the piece more so that the different components pull together and tell a story.

The eyes open the window to the soul…

They also comprehend and mis-apprehend…

One look into a person’s eyes can reveal a lifetime of emotion, experience, revelation, and connection.

Hope (that’s her in the upper left corner…), even the tiniest hope, can light(en)  fresh buds to spring from amidst the wilted refuse of exhausted promise…

(techie note… this is my first – completed – piece with digital watercolor. the ink-work was done by hand with a fountain pen. i think i’m hooked…)


Third in a Series of Four… from a time of confusion and hope.

8. curiosity

9. resolve

10. action

Action carries us forward.


sketches 1-3

sketches 4-7


Second in a Series of Four.

From a 25-year-old sketchbook of mine…

Change and difference are both good.

4. separation

5. interaction

6. fear

Progress is inevitable.


sketches 1-3


“Change and Difference” is a series of sketches I did in 1986, when I was trying to make sense of my feelings and intuitions about life.

I’m only now able to even attempt to put words to the images…

I’ll post these sketches in four strips over the next week.

Progress is Good.

1. awakening

2. stirring

3. confusion