The Laundry Can Wait

When I was married, my ex lived by this very rigid schedule and set of expectations. The house had to be cleaned by 9pm on Fridays… Laundry had to be finished and folded by 11am Saturday morning… The trip to the grocery store had to be done by 2pm Saturday… It was bizarre.  I could…

Aunt Po’s Place

It’s funny how things will come together sometimes… When I was working on this picture, I just started building the scene like I always do.  Put down a couple of focal points, then a couple of the big key additions and then work on filling in the space.  I don’t know if that process descriptions…

Skyline View

I think I am going to keep tonight’s post short.  Its only Wednesday but its been a truly long week for me.  Well…long ten days.  I had to work a stretch of nine straight day from last Monday through yesterday and then, while I was off today, I was running around most of the day. …

Make Your Own Sanctuary

I know I have written before about the need to have a little place to escape to and relax.  I am finding the need for that more both the older I get and the further along I go in transition. My bedroom has always been a sanctuary for me.  I keep a lot of distractions…

Leave It In The Mudroom

About two years ago, I went up to Philly to visit my sister.  One of the plans for that trip was to help her pack up a large portion of their house as they were getting ready to remodel it.  One of the things they were doing was adding a mudroom coming into the house. …

Family Breakfast

I truly do miss family meals together. Before my father died, regular meals with all of the family together at the table were a big deal.  We had as many meals together, as a family, as we could.  And I am not talking about all of the family getting together for the holidays.  I am…