Author: Constance

I LEFT IT RIGHT

I LEFT IT RIGHT

Just a heads up … It turns out that as a toddler, I missed the lesson on left and right. As a result … do not act upon any spontaneous directions you might receive from me, unless those directions are reinforced with hand signals, such as tapping on the passenger window while yelling, “Take the…

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GLOSSARY OF CATS

GLOSSARY OF CATS

For you dog people this really has nothing to do with the feline that wanders through your neighborhood driving your canine protector crazy by sitting all smug and in-your-face just out of reach on a fencepost or tree branch. This is more about the actual word CAT and how it randomly appears in our language.…

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Hello 2020

Hello 2020

Hello nice to meet you.  I know you are really new at this, and the learning curve is pretty steep, not to mention all the palaver that goes with ringing in the new year  … remembering to write 2020 rather than 2019,  … squirreling away all the old unread papers,  … corralling all the relevant…

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I COULD USE A LITTLE HELP HERE

I COULD USE A LITTLE HELP HERE

I could use a little help here! I’m not sure how it happened, but I suddenly find myself in the midst of Christmas. There are only ten days left until after Christmas. Yoicks! How could this happen? Where was I when the memo went out? In the past, I could rely on seeing Christmas decorations…

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OVERWHELMED

OVERWHELMED

Lately I have felt swamped by random thoughts, and fleeting memories. They seem to drop in like Victorian matrons for afternoon tea, stay long enough to disturb the cushions on the sofa, and then leave as if loath to overstay their welcome. And I am left with only a vague memory of a thought, never…

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MOONRISE

MOONRISE

Have you ever noticed the dramatic impact made by the smallest pinpoint of light when it arrives in the darkness? As a metaphor, it has been overused to illustrate all sorts of meaningful events and watershed moments. And, like words used too often the meaning has become meaningless … banal, trite, and ho-hum … a…

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A Sneak Peek at Spring

A Sneak Peek at Spring

There is something magical about walking into a greenhouse on a chilly New England morning and feeling the heat and humidity. There is a softness to the air, reminding us there is better weather coming. That alone is worth the trip to Mt. Holyoke glass house to see the spring bulb display. It is a…

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Mediterranean Dream

Mediterranean Dream

In the midst of our cold New England winter, with snow and ice framing every view, I dream of Italy and the south of France. Like the memory of sun-drenched childhood, they are forever warm and alive in their colors.  

Valentine’s Day Wishes

Valentine’s Day Wishes

This is a little reminder of Valentine’s Days in the past when a dear friend always sent his wishes signed xxx   love n’ stuff He has been been gone for many years now … another valiant warrior that fought in the cancer wars. I always remember him on this day and wanted you all to…

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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

Today, February 4th, is World Cancer Day.  In recognition I am posting this image of a new piece from my studio. Titled “Hearts and Flowers” it is a celebration of recovery and survivorship. And a thank you for all those that have gone before. Please pay attention and get regular checkups and screenings.