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Awaiting Students

Art School Opens June 1

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May 11, 2017

Open House and Registration Day Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The creative minds behind Pasatiempo Fine Arts Academy… Painting, drawing, sculpting and making cut-paper collages occupies much of Meredith Britt’s creative energy. She has a bachelor’s in fine art from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and says she has learned… Read More ›

Horse on a foggy day

Mr. Ortega’s Horse

  Magnificent in carriage, royalty on four flashing hooves. One with earth and sky, restless, going from grazing to galloping, just like that! Eager for attention, yet shy. Gliding across the field, allied with the natural world. Sailing with ease over golden grasses, haughty and humble at the same time. Optimal energy in every stride,… Read More ›

Joy Riding

Happy Halloween

Hootie tunes and shrieking screams scary thingies in your dreams. On this haunted, hunted night what next on tap will give you fright? Creeping, leaping, jumping, sneaking is that a ghost at whom you’re peeking? Tiptoe back, slither down the hall when spooky phantoms on you call. Get into a warm and comfy bed, pull… Read More ›

NEW DAY

DEDICATION

Doors open… and close opportunity comes… and goes. Life occurs ‘midst storm and trial, yet there are reasons for us to smile. Yes, life’s ruts make us stumble, but courage assures we won’t crumble. Rise, stand tall! Follow life’s clarion call to leap barriers in our way, get to that better day. Victory is ours… Read More ›

Ms. Eggplant

The Eggplant and Superman

Shelby thought she was oh so original. Why would anyone else in her right mind show up at a Halloween costume party dressed as an eggplant? Yet, there she stood, long of leg, slender of arm, wearing an exact, exact duplicate of Shelby’s costume. In her mind, the second Shelby saw the other purple veggie,… Read More ›

Artfully Elegant

Haiku

    THE LEAF The vine drops its leaf, its pattern a reminder, Nature on display.  Beauty so sublime, lacy traces of waning autumn seeking sleep. Leaf in a garden, dropped on a canvas of soil, artfully graceful. __________ Photo: Sharon Vander Meer

EVERGREEN

EVERGREEN

  Ever green is the evergreen, stately, piercing the blue sky. From a distance I see an outline of a metropolis on some distant planet. On a trail in their midst I am a midget next to a giant, a flittering moth flashing through sun rays that pierce the shade. Surrounded by pine and spruce,… Read More ›

Lines, Poetry in Notion

Lines, Poetry in Notion ($7.50 plus tax and shipping) Think of how you feel about getting up in the morning to splashes of glorious color in the sky, or how you feel about your faith, your partner sleeping beside you, or the quirks of life that make you smile… or cry. That is the essence… Read More ›

25 Days Of Christmas, An Advent Journey

25 Days of Christmas, An Advent Journey

The perfect Advent Calendar! 25 Days of Christmas, An Advent Journey rejoices in the birth of Christ through poetry. Words and phrases that evoke Advent, a time of expectant waiting for the Child of Wonder, inspired each poem. The accompanying scripture reflects on the promises of old, when prophets spoke of a Son, a King,… Read More ›

Chili Ristra

Autumn’s Favor

Come autumn, Mom couldn’t pass up a roadside farm stand. She had to stop, shop, buy. The bright array of produce – juicy apples – plump pumpkins – piquant chili peppers – green and yellow squash and more, much better than any store. Vibrant color, mixed aromas of melons, dirt from the field, sawn wood… Read More ›

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