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graffiti witch

Hey, I made this art about a quote I like. “It is kind to ask for help. The one who cannot ask for help, cannot be trusted.” –the Nuu-chah-nulth tribe of first nation people on the Pacific West Coast, Canada/Vancouver Island That idea is important to me.  I asked some family and friends for help,… Read More »

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how to do graffiti

O hey.  How you doing?  I want to learn how to do graffiti.  I can’t run very fast, but I have some aesthetic sense, and I’m old enough to buy any paint you want. Please let me know if you want to teach me.  Or “hit me up,” as it were.  Hahahahaha. Putting the graffiti… Read More »

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free Reality

I don’t do a lot of petitions, but I signed this free Reality petition.  I love Reality Winner.  She’s quite a character.  Whistle blowers are my peeps.  I never blew many whistles, but if I could, I hope I would be brave enough. I signed a petition asking Biden to free Reality Winner.  Here you… Read More »

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love

Hey, I didn’t blog here yesterday.  I’m coming out of a multiple day health struggle. Feeling much stronger and the Laura-Marie who I want to be–more love, less bewildered anguish. If this is my third good day, three days is the charm, so maybe I’m safe.  Ish. hope I bought from a friend some essential… Read More »

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interconnection

I made some art this morning.  It’s about support, love, interconnection, and being safe. Had a great trike ride yesterday  Riding trike is so lovely.  What joy it brings me, and some health also, which can be another joy. I was charmed by the couch, obviously.  Trash love forever. Ordered this strawberry shortcake shirt for… Read More »

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Hey, that essay I had published in BiWomen Quarterly about being my own girlfriend–you can read it separated out also.  Nice for sharing!  I love this essay and believe in the project, whole-heartedly. being my own girlfriend experiment We cycled over to this community garden and were treated to a sweet tour.  A kind man… Read More »

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happy boxing day

Hey, happy Boxing Day.  What the heck–we made it.  We made it safely to the other side of xmas. My friend made this Star Jar and sent it to me as a present.  What do you think?  I think it’s gorgeous, sweet–a glowy friend I can carry around with me, trustworthy to glow. Honestly, candles… Read More »

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lvrmhc

Hey, guess what.  We got a new lvrmhc sticker for the Las Vegas Radical Mental Health Collective.  The colors surprised me at first.  The more I look at them, the more they look healing. We got a new website too.  The website is not totally ready yet, but we’re getting there.  The url is much… Read More »

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watercolor lesson

Yesterday my friend came over to give me a watercolor lesson.  It was fun to learn about how to do it.  She taught me about warm and cool colors, the kind she uses from a tube, and a little about mixing colors.  We tried wet on wet, wet on dry, dry on wet, and dry… Read More »

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hugging a tractor

I painted these backgrounds and realized the kid-me would have been thrilled by the colors.  Lavender was my favorite color, when I was a kid, and pink with white. I was thinking how sometimes when a trans woman starts living as a woman, who had lived as a man, her way of dress and makeup… Read More »