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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

EMANCIPATION by Kelly Wantuch

She couldn’t find it, broken underfoot,
Her distended skin splatters out the matter
Onto the yellowed doilies left scattered behind.
A ghostly whisper splinters through her
Severed cord cooling the breath upon her
Hot jewel-beaded skin.

Walk low
Through the broken glass door,
Expel the bitter ash of your
Singed lungs.  
The free-spirited willow begins
To grip the earth below.

Walk until
You find the old boat with
Minnows dipping in and
Out of its flaky hole
Morphing the water into
Jellyfish blooming with rust.
That autumn the
Tissue-paper cast of her body
Floated through the trees
While an abandoned tire-swing

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Come to Art Beat and see my abstract painting!

My hummingbird painting will be displayed with the South Bend Museum of Art booth this Saturday. :-)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My New Art Blog - Intuitive Paths-

I decided to put all my paintings onto one blog. Please stop by and give me some feedback. :-)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rescue Duck Update 8-19-10

So much progress! No more shaking but still a little clumsy.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

THE SNOW WATCHER by Chase Twichell

One of my new favorite books of poetry! Now to buy some more of Twichell...


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Friday, August 13, 2010

Me playing the trumpet with the IUSB Jazz Ensemble in 2005

I can't say I miss playing. I don't, I am relieved if anything. I stopped in 2007 after about 1 1/2 years (20yr. break before that) and tried again a few months ago to make sure my reason I stopped in 2007, wasn't just due to bad memories of someone who's ego wanted me to play, more than I really wanted to. He boldly told me once that he knew me better than anyone else, and probably thought he knew me better than I even did. He was SO wrong. I now make my own choices about my own life, I will never let a professional decide for me what is best for me or my future.

I made a choice not to play anymore since I really didn't enjoy the pressures it involved on many levels and I just enjoy too many other things I would rather spend my time with like writing and art. That is just fine by me. I just didn't have much fun playing and to me it wasn't worth the hours of practice every day. I enjoy the "practicing" it takes to write or paint.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Going to the Art Institute of Chicago very soon!

Looking forward to seeing one my favorites- Joan Mitchell's City Landscape. I wonder how it will feel now that I have been like an addicted sponge craving water, sucking up art and poetry through my spores. I have read most of my poetry books for my fall poetry class.  I want more. It is my oxygen, it is my heart, I believe. I am beginning to feel  it is all that matters, besides my kids of course. But they WANT to go too. Maybe I am being too dramatic, but I feel more normal than ever.  I think I will burn my psych books, what the hell do they know anyway?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

CLICHE' DAY by Kelly Wantuch

Painted 9/4/10 Just practicing the mixing of paint colors...