Post 7 of 10 daily posts in the “July ’21” series.Cycle day 2 – this phase is all about rest and reflection. My thoughts are going a little deeper today… My mind has been wandering often lately toward things about war. Wars impact lives in ways that I cannot even imagine. Most likely you cannot… Continue reading War.


Dessert + Poems

A good night. The return of the long-silent “Arts at the Aviary” Sunday evening gathering. Here are some slices of what went down… Meet John. {insert picture of John with your imagination} John has an audition tomorrow at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater. He wanted feedback on his audition selection – a song from The Light… Continue reading Tonight

Making Lemonaide. Mixed medium on paper.

You’ve heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonaide.” In my world today, it’s more like, “When life gives you a really challenging first child, let the second one do whatever she wants.” To those of you who like to take parallel quotes literally, do yourself a favor and don’t reread what I… Continue reading Making Lemonaide. Mixed medium on paper.

I {‘Art} Shoes

I am not a shoe person. Maybe it’s because I have such large feet.  I don’t know.  I think shoes are cute and all, but I find that I manage just fine to frequently get through a whole week using only one or two pair.  Last time I bought flip flops was seven years ago.  Either… Continue reading I {‘Art} Shoes

Yield: 1 Wedding Under the Sea with Verdi’s Barbeshop Trio

In anticipation of another fun Arts @ the Aviary  night beginning in just a few hours, let me share last week’s evening with you. INGREDIENTS: 1 soprano 1 tenor 1 accompanist/alto 2 mini-mezzos for comic relief seasoning, to taste 1 book of barbershop quartets or sweet adeline music 1 book of opera duets 1 book of wedding songs… Continue reading Yield: 1 Wedding Under the Sea with Verdi’s Barbeshop Trio