Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Have no fear, I'm not about to get super kitsch. I just love Halloween in particular... booo

I was inspired to do this sort of Halloween piece, and then had a complete artistic breakdown last night. I guess it's a good thing I do this for me- or I would have run away and joined the circus as of yesterday.

I hope you have an experience today that you can't reason away.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

almost too much

I really enjoyed painting this, but I have to think about it for awhile before I will know if I like looking at it.

No, I like it, lol.

Monday, October 29, 2012


Last night was a 360degree sunset, color surrounding me. Of course, didn't have my good camera- and I wasn't really in a location to get great shots... but it was a lovely moment

Sunday, October 28, 2012

my halloween abstract

I do love holidays in general, sort of break up the year into fun moments... but Halloween in particular is a favorite. Dia de los muertes

Friday, October 26, 2012


It is 15F (9.4C) this morning. It's not that we don't do this every winter... it's the sudden contrast from only a few days ago... it's cold! ack! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

cold night

A few pictures from my cold walk. Not sure if this is art, but it's certainly life. 

getting cold!

Makes me think of warm places I've been this year- where it cools down to comfortable in the evening...


I think I got up to the canyon one of the last weekends you can in the winter, without a snowmobile. There are always at least a few great shots- even with lesser cameras.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


this is a random pinterest find, but so true:

"Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself."

haha my version of re-pinning, as I don't actualy use pinterest.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

wait a minute!

I did that math wrong... it's the .1 of the 1 %?

In any event... if I ever wondered if I was "special" there is no doubt now...

the 1% of the 1%... is me

turns out I am delicate, like a flower.

I am in the midst of getting immunized for typhoid fever. (Note - holy cr** you need a lot of vaccines to hit the African continent. What the heck!) So I wake up in the middle of the night- jaw aching, then fever and shivering- feeling lousy the next day, exhausted and weird muscle weakness in my arms and legs. I look it up and indeed! 1 out of 10,000 get to play this game.

Three more doses to go. My co-workers are going to love me tomorrow.

Typhoid Jessica

night... fall

I played with this panorama a bit, so this is night version.

Monday, October 15, 2012

A different perspective

I'm enjoying playing with meaning and image. Is it really obvious what is going on, or is it only obvious to me because I did the work.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

figuring something out?

I painted much of yesterday, but don't know if I produced anything worth looking at. It all felt messy. And this, I traded for a drive to look at the fall colors in the mountains!

Desert Southwest

You can see faces in the rocks as you wander about in the southwest. It's neat they weather like that.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

romantic ?

I've never really done sweet romantic artwork. Ok? Or lacking in subtlety?