Monthly Archives: March 2014

The king(fisher) and I

Farm kids as a rule are taught not to bestow names on the animals they care for; not having named them is supposed to make it easier when Bossy is led off to the abattoir or Reddy Rooster is taken … Continue reading

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Lotus, the loveliest of flowers

I’ve been contemplating studying the lotus (aka sea rose or water hibiscus) for some time. I’ve taken several workshops on lotus, acquired numerous resources, and admired many a fine composition.  When a friend returned from Japan with pigments for me … Continue reading

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