Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Capricorn (12/30)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

SuperSanta and the Clowns

I have just returned from Santa Land where the End of the World scenario was met with much merriment.  The above photo is from a scene in a play starring (of course) Santa, and a couple of elves in clown costume heedlessly playing with matches near our Globe while Santa tries to cool things off with an ice pak. Sparing you the political nuance I will say the photo was incorporated into my Christmas Card this year.

Incidentally, why can't I find a ringtone for my phone that plays, "The-uh fi-irst No-o-ël the-e aangels did say...")

Friday, December 21, 2012

To those who thought the world would end
Don't hitch your star to every trend
for that's the way to sorrow


Monday, December 17, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Points of Interest

This is the first time I have succeeded in keeping a store-bought pointsettia alive from one Christmas to the next.  This one lived happily without much care on my tiny northwest-facing balcony, completely changing it's character from bushy leaved grandeur to homespun friendly: less leaves, more but smaller flowers and a cheerful acceptance of my offhand ways.  Yay!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Poetry Again

I saw The Life of Pi in 3D and there was a scene that made me think of this poem I wrote in 1954 in San Diego:

The Bay 

We swam in the bay
on one of the nights of the phosphorescence
stirring the cold fire around us
shaking the essence of prophets
in finger lightening
at the sky

And everywhere the frightened fish
appealed to comets
in the sign language of falling stars

Reentering the world
on finless feet we stood a while
in clammy underwear
watching the night taking shape
falling into place
around us

And suddenly we all got dressed
because the hungry light of human skin
cannot succumb to sorcery


Now I would like to paint the poem!  (In those days there were flying fish seen off La Jolla Cove.)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Once While in Canada...

...and they lived happily ever after!
Like the couple on the left.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Monday was Beachin'

Santa Clara Point, Mission Beach

In Front of The Green Flash,
Pacific Beach

Monday, November 5, 2012

When Fall 'Leaves'... says "Hello!"
and leaves me no where else to go.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Boulevard Art

Still trying to be Fauve-ish painting my friend Jean and her little pal Frida as they were one day a couple of years ago at an art sale in Mission Hills.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Me and Matisse

Trying to "paint like the Fauves" is a fun way to get loose.  Not sure I'm finished with this painting yet.  Changed the color of the chair cushion three times already.

My BalconyWindow
(except for the ocean view!)

My Real Balcony

La Fenetre de Matisse

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fauve-ish Landscape

Homage a Vlaminck

...working from my sketch below a la Fauves on the left - voila!  I'm a Nouveau Fauve!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012




La Jolla

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