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Scouting the sea for clues about the sky.
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Will we know when we get there? 65/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Will we know when we get there?
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Notes sent from a dream, transmission fuzzy at best. 63/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Notes sent from a dream, transmission fuzzy at best.
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When lines are drawn 62/100 days of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

When lines are drawn
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How to secure a sunset and keep it for later. 61/100 days of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

How to secure a sunset and keep it for later.
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When I was a kid I took coloring inside the lines very seriously.  60/100 days of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

When I was a kid I took coloring inside the lines very seriously.
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The moment that pink made its move. 59/100 days of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

The moment that pink made its move.
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Maps of places yet to be identified. 58/100 days of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Maps of places yet to be identified.
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All the places we will go 57/100 days of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

All the places we will go
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The other day I woke up thinking about geometry.  56/100 days of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

The other day I woke up thinking about geometry.
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Brimming with summer 55/100 days of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Brimming with summer
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Sometimes the mornings are like this. Foggy. Mysterious. Expectant. 54/100 days of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Sometimes the mornings are like this. Foggy. Mysterious. Expectant.
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A Lesson in Blue 52/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

A Lesson in Blue
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At the Crossroads of Focus and Ambivalence... and enjoying the unlikely balance. 49/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

At the Crossroads of Focus and Ambivalence... and enjoying the unlikely balance.
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I woke up this morning thinking about how as much as I have words and definitions and I understand so many things, that it kind of takes my breath away that there are still so many things I have no words for, no clear definitions and I find myself searching for one word or perhaps a phrase that will explain the way the world feels right now; to explain the way I feel in the world right now. I’m still searching for it. 39/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

I woke up this morning thinking about how as much as I have words and definitions and I understand so many things, that it kind of takes my breath away that there are still so many things I have no words for, no clear definitions and I find myself searching for one word or perhaps a phrase that will explain the way the world feels right now; to explain the way I feel in the world right now. I’m still searching for it.
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Looking at All the Options 38/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Looking at All the Options
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The Day Has It’s Way 34-35-36-37/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

The Day Has It’s Way
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Where We Hold It 33/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Where We Hold It
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All the Beautiful Mess  31/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

All the Beautiful Mess
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When the Center Will Not Hold 30/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

When the Center Will Not Hold
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Where All the Edges Meet 29/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Where All the Edges Meet
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Where the Clouds are Born 28/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Where the Clouds are Born
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My eye is always looking for shapes that will tell me a story, and so when I paint “abstractly” I have to turn the volume down on that part of my brain, and just move the brush or my hand and see the color. But when I’m done with the painting part? Story Girl can have at it... there’s something here about how the wind moves through a pine grove and maybe something about startled birds flying up from tall grass in the meadow. 27/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

My eye is always looking for shapes that will tell me a story, and so when I paint “abstractly” I have to turn the volume down on that part of my brain, and just move the brush or my hand and see the color. But when I’m done with the painting part? Story Girl can have at it... there’s something here about how the wind moves through a pine grove and maybe something about startled birds flying up from tall grass in the meadow.
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23-24-25-26/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction   Read Between the Skies

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Read Between the Skies

These are the days when we teeter back and forth between summer and winter, always hoping for a longer spring, and so we move between the heat and the cool like the tiny lizards that are doing push-ups in the sun on my garden wall, then darting for the shade. 22/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof 5x5abstraction

These are the days when we teeter back and forth between summer and winter, always hoping for a longer spring, and so we move between the heat and the cool like the tiny lizards that are doing push-ups in the sun on my garden wall, then darting for the shade.
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Walking the path between 21/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Walking the path between
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Nearly 2 weeks in and here’s what I’ve learned: 1. I’m giving each piece attention but not making them overly precious; 2. I’m letting myself experiment in ways I don’t do with any regularity (see my thought about not making anything too precious); 3. I’m in the studio every single day = awesome. 20/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Nearly 2 weeks in and here’s what I’ve learned: 1. I’m giving each piece attention but not making them overly precious; 2. I’m letting myself experiment in ways I don’t do with any regularity (see my thought about not making anything too precious); 3. I’m in the studio every single day = awesome.
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I think there might be something about a hedgerow going on here. 18/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

I think there might be something about a hedgerow going on here.
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That day that Orange really started to grow on me. 17/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

That day that Orange really started to grow on me.
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Finding the treasure while tip toeing thru the shadows. 15/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Finding the treasure while tip toeing thru the shadows.
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I woke up remembering a riddle, something abt what's black and red and white all over, and still haven't come up with the answer. 14/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

I woke up remembering a riddle, something abt what's black and red and white all over, and still haven't come up with the answer.
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When the centers meet... and discuss the gap. 13/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

When the centers meet... and discuss the gap.
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Where I contemplate all the ways we miss each other... as in not understanding each other, as in losing connection, as in not noticing or hearing, as in: feeling sad to not be with you... as in I miss you 12/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Where I contemplate all the ways we miss each other... as in not understanding each other, as in losing connection, as in not noticing or hearing, as in: feeling sad to not be with you... as in I miss you
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Just when you think you know where all your roads may go, you find a few surprises, a few that you'd never even contemplated finding. And there's that green too. 11/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Just when you think you know where all your roads may go, you find a few surprises, a few that you'd never even contemplated finding. And there's that green too.
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Little lights everywhere, sometimes where you'd least expect them, even in the dark, even in the midst, even in the everything. 10/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Little lights everywhere, sometimes where you'd least expect them, even in the dark, even in the midst, even in the everything.
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Green meets itself and is rendered speechless. 08/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Green meets itself and is rendered speechless.
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Full of blue. 07/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Full of blue.
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Starting this project with a group of friends, while in North Carolina (and now New Jersey) has made me simplify. Simplify my ideas. Simplify my materials (because I had none, and have had to "borrow" them all.) And simplify my tendency to overthink. So. Now. To take some of these lessons home with me. 06/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Starting this project with a group of friends, while in North Carolina (and now New Jersey) has made me simplify. Simplify my ideas. Simplify my materials (because I had none, and have had to "borrow" them all.) And simplify my tendency to overthink. So. Now. To take some of these lessons home with me.
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Have you ever noticed that when you step outside the regular pattern of your days that there's a stretch of time that feels unfamiliar, uncomfortable even, and then the uncomfortable becomes familiar and you're kind of floating comfortably in this temporary familiarity? Yeah. Like that. Day 04 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Have you ever noticed that when you step outside the regular pattern of your days that there's a stretch of time that feels unfamiliar, uncomfortable even, and then the uncomfortable becomes familiar and you're kind of floating comfortably in this temporary familiarity?
Yeah. Like that.
Day 04 of #the100dayproject and #100daysof5x5abstraction


Realizing the challenge of creating these little pieces while not at home with my own art supplies, is a good thing. Kinda. No, it's a good thing. 02/100 of  #the100dayproject  and  #100daysof5x5abstraction

Realizing the challenge of creating these little pieces while not at home with my own art supplies, is a good thing. Kinda. No, it's a good thing.
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