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nonsense

Nonsense is important to me as a source of creativity and source of sense.  I recommended this video to an artist friend in Sacramento, so I rewatched it this morning, and I was reminded how much I love it. I was laughing at the beautiful specious nonsense and invited Ming to watch with me. “This… Read More »

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be gay do picnics

Be gay do picnics is my conclusion about this video, which I love.  By the end I was in tears, moved by the mom moral.  Lately I’m trying to see art that makes me laugh–I need more ways to relax.  Laughter is a remedy to stress response.  I need it for my health. I wanted… Read More »

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kindness

Been thinking about kindness.  To be kind, you have to be curious.  Otherwise you’re going to treat people how you think is kind, but you’ll often hurt them, since people need different things.  Curiosity is necessary to know people, and you need to know people to be kind to them. Being able to communicate is… Read More »

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January friendship art along

Gmorning.  Sorry I forgot to invite you to the January friendship art along.  But it’s not too late for you to catch up, if you’d like to join. Here’s the list of prompts. My friend Ariel made prompts 1-13.  I did the rest and made the graphic.  There’s a facebook group where we can share… Read More »

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why I like radical mental health people best

Good morning.  I want to tell you why I like radical mental health people best.  The question has been intriguing me for some time. It’s no coincidence that most of my closest friends and the people I fall in love with or otherwise share my life with are radical mental health people.  So I wanted… Read More »

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all cats are psychedelic

Oh hey.  Happy new year.  I’ve been working on this cat.  I decided all cats are psychedelic.  That’s just how they exist, by default. Meow?  I call this All cats are psychedelic.  It’s art embroidery.  Funny how if it’s done with needle and thread, it’s just a craft.  It’s just a stupid lady thing. artists… Read More »

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nopales

Hey, guess what.  Ming and I were at the Mexican grocery store, and we were looking for a specific thing.  But I was attracted to the nopales.  A bag of fresh cactus, prepped–spines were removed, and it was diced. I wanted to buy it to make some, but I felt a tug of guilt.  It’s… Read More »

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movies

“You know how movies have previews?” Ming asked. “Yeah–you mean trailers?” I asked. “Yeah,” he said.  “There was one for a movie called Mobius that caught our eye.” “Is it about a strip club?” I asked. “No,” he said. “What’s it about?” “It’s about a vampire,” Ming said. “Oh!  Are they a stripper?” “No!” Ming… Read More »

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disperse the energy

Lately I’m enjoying sending to a few friends the art that I had on my ofrenda, for Day of the Dead.  Feels like a great way to disperse the energy.  And I hope the friends enjoy the art.  I don’t need to keep that powerful, potent stuff around.  Glad to spread joy to the world.… Read More »

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death

For so long, Christmas has felt to me like it’s about death.  Missing relatives who had passed, deep emotional pain, and many people around me trying to cover up their pain with passing pleasures.  I even made a poetry zine some years ago called Christmas Is About Death. Now that my mom is on the… Read More »