Every Day in May: Days 11-14

FINALLY, I am caught up with postings and painting!

Christmas cactus remind me of my grandmother, Mimi.  I have NO green thumb for indoor plants but I have always had one of them in my home.  Ours is a bit grown from a piece of the one Mimi had, though my Mom horrifyingly finally
got rid of the big one.  I don’t know why, even though it is not an Easter cactus, it often blooms in Spring.  For a gift years ago I gave Mitchell a few cactus.  I find them such interesting creatures and so does he.  This one, which yes, we do call the penis cactus, grows in such a crazy manner and responds to water exponentially.  We let it completely dry between waterings, which makes it happy.  Blue Buddha used to light up but that ended, and now he keeps cactus company.

We just moved our bookshelves.
I love our bookshelves in the studio,
full of statues and memories and photographs.
The joy of having your own business.

Now more than ever.

Maybe more the impression of trees.
I’ve been enjoying the play of inks, and
seeing how various inks mix in puddles of color.
These became grainy but stayed vibrant.

This box of Mother’s Day gifts might seem odd,
but this was a huge hit with my mom,
who cannot stand and cook since getting hit by a driver
— run over, actually — and I sent her a box of goodies
she can easily make of things I find good “fast” food,
and treats.  VitaCost made my mother happy!

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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4 Responses to Every Day in May: Days 11-14

  1. dweezer19 says:

    👏🏻Take a break Kate. 💕💕Happy Weekend. You creative tasmainian devil. 😘


  2. Loved the green and blue sketchbook page, and the goodies you sent your Mom would make me happy too. 🙂

    Your bookshelves look so neat and tidy! Mine are helter skelter. I have good intentions of sorting them out and getting nice and tidy, but it hasn’t happened it. 🙂


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