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An Uncensored Thought

Now.  Tonight.   I want to run away.  I want to sell everything I own, and go as far as I can from this moment.  From this time.  I know that is melodramatic, but that is how I am feeling right now. It isn’t even that the everyday realities are so painful.  Nor that they are […]

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Social Graces hosting Dorsey McHugh event

After last month’s unexpected intense weather, Social Graces will again be hosting artist Dorsey McHugh for the Art Walk in Hillsboro Village on May 3rd. The Art Walk is from 6-8pm. 10% of the sales from this event will go to the American Heart Association. Located at 1704 21st Avenue South in Hillsboro Village.  Hope […]

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Dorsey at Art Walk in Hillsboro Village April 5th

Social Graces is proud to announce they will be hosting artist Dorsey McHugh for the Art Walk in Hillsboro Village April 5th. The Art Walk is from 6-8pm. 10% of the sales from the evening will go to the American Heart Association. Located at 1704 21st Avenue South.  Hope to see you there!

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Art is: A Treasure Hunt

Finding Treasure When  we get lemons, it is our opportunity  to make lemonade. We have all had the dream where we are naked in a public place.  Making peace with our inadequacies makes interesting art.  It is my goal to live life in the present.  I don’t have the luxury of always being sure of […]

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My Real First Christmas

When I was 15 I got my first job at the blue line drive in.  I made (what seemed like)  a lot of money that summer and managed to keep a hundred dollars in my savings account.  My older sister Kit, who had gone off to the university of Chicago a couple years earlier announced […]

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step into my story

  It is morning.  the sun is up.  the birds outside my window are having a party.  It is going to be a lovely day.  My routine is to get up, go down the stairs. and drink a cup of chai on the little patio outside.  Its a soft place to land while contemplating the […]

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for my students

todays advice for my students: Art for me, has been, is, and likely always will be mainly intuitive.  I had some amazing teachers.  Teachers are guides.  They can only point you in a direction.  I try to guide my students to a place where they trust themselves.  We all have obstacles to overcome and in […]

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friends

friends

Friendship is a unique form of loving. A good friend can be like those cool smooth stones you sometimes find. You know…the ones that have lots of patterns and colors in them. I like to have them in my pocket and hold them in my hands sometimes. They give me courage. Friendship is a little miracle. It always surprises me. We can try very hard to be a friend to someone. But, the moment when we realize “this is a friend” is always unexplainable. A friend is permanent. He is someone who builds memories with us. Someone who we can share our inside furniture with. We learn how to be our true selves in our friendships. I have a few friends that have been in my heart for years and years. And a few new ones too, who feel as if they have been there for a long time. I have thought of friendship as being a bridge between souls who are trapped, for now, in their bodies. Some are lovely little garden bridges that are perfect for a sweet conversation. Some are like interstate bridges made for heavy traffic.
There are 4 different words for love in the Greek language. Agape means “unconditional love”. Easier to say than to give or receive. Eros is passionate love. But it is not always sexual in nature. It can become an appreciation for the beauty within a person. Philia is friendship or affection. Friendship implies comfortable familiarity. Storge is the least intimate form of love. It is affection but I see it sometimes as the decision to love someone not very lovable.
Loving is an art form. It explains itself to me in the language of color. These ways of loving overlap and intermingle in the same way that color is woven into a painting. Love, like water is essential for life.

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Cowgirl Friendship

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remember who you are

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