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OK, so what makes me think I'm not a big-headed egotistical maniac, having a blog of my own paintings, is that I'm a learner, and I know that.  I'm working to improve but I'm still early in the trip.  So in that light, this is...

This is a little different for me.  I was reading a book about autism, Love Anthony by Lisa Genova, and was taken by how a character in the story writes from a non-verbal boy's perspective.  He describes how thoughts he has and actions he takes are organized into rooms...

...I did it, I did it, I did it! I swam on Thanksgiving day.  October 8.  See proof: Way back in August I didn't think there was a chance.  Weather helped a lot. Consider the magnificent swimming season of Summer 2012 officially closed. I think. ...

The weather here has been unseasonably warm and lovely and I took the opportunity late yesterday afternoon to try and shorten the coming seasons by extending the last.  I got down to the beach and yes, into the water!  Into the ocean, I should specify....

So I was at a high school volleyball tournament yesterday, enjoying finding myself an observer of an inside sport for a change, when I texted home to see how it was going there.  This is what I got back: Oh shoot, oh shoot, oh shoot!!!! This might...

Do these look very different to you? Yeah, me neither.  Man this painting business is haaaaard! I was thrilled to carve out a few hours for painting and decided to go back to this old one from the spring.  I had known it wasn't finished then...

I woke up to these:  soggy beach towels.  Misty water.  Could I have ...

I finally had a bit of time to get back to the painting I had started last week.  I had left it at an awkward teenage stage.  It was very plodding and ...