The Error of Our Ways

So fellow travelers, much of the currently circulating narrative looks back on where we all were a year ago before “life as we knew” it changed so dramatically. The post I was crafting with a similar focus has a distinctly depressing tone and heaven knows I really do not want to add to the pervasive pandemic …

Deborah H Rahalski

Art Class

So fellow travelers, making space in my days for creative time has become an essential element in my practice of stress management. There are other aspects in my plan including trail walks (weather permitting, which it has not for far too long into what should be Spring), yoga, meditation, and periodic end of the week …

Deborah H Rahalski

Life in Black and White

So fellow travelers, there is a challenge trending on social media called Seven days in B&W. Here are the guidelines, which we use as the header for each post: Seven days. Seven B & W photos of my life. No people. No explanation.   Post and Challenge someone new each day. A collection of some of my daily life …

Deborah H Rahalski

Deborah H Rahalski

The Gift

So fellow travelers, this graceful image greeted me this morning when I opened my WordPress reader feed. The sketch is by a friend I first met in our online creative group.  Her post credits the original artwork as drawn from the photography of another creative tribemate.* The image invoked one word JOY A simple yet deeply liberating key …

Deborah H Rahalski

Deborah H Rahalski

Thoughts: Homer’s Garden

Funny (or serendipitous) how the Forces fighting for us toss out those lifelines at the peak of necessity. This morning when frustration had just about hit peak implosion, Tom’s moving post appeared in my reader feed. Reading his thoughts which echoed many of my own I felt a wave of relief pushing back at those …

Deborah H Rahalski

Sailing with Vinnie, part two

So fellow travelers, the painting from last week’s little art adventure has been perched on an easel nagging at me to reconsider it’s merits. Those iconic Van Gogh swirls are harder to achieve than they look. Vincent’s famous Starry Night  The studio which hosted the fundraiser I attended offers an SOS event once a month. Save …

Deborah H Rahalski

Sailing with Vinnie

So fellow travelers, just a little artwork from a fun “Painting with a Purpose” event celebrating Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday.      Raising funds for the PwP artist’s grant program seemed a fitting way to honor him. Artists struggle to make a decent livelihood, in fact, Van Gogh sold only a few paintings in his …

Deborah H Rahalski

Three Birds Blue

So fellow travelers,  last week a run of unseasonably warm weather had me out on the birding trails well ahead of season.  I recognized the chirrup of a song I usually do not hear until Spring has sent Winter well on its way. Looking up I spotted three bluebirds sitting on a wire, taking in the …

Deborah H Rahalski