Clean Slate & A Quote

Over the past few months I have been struggling with the loss of a friendship. Tomorrow starts a new chapter of my life. I start a new job at a place I worked a few years ago. I shall miss the 4 legged customers, co- workers and friends I made over the past year at the Wash Spot. My heart feels a bit foggy today.




“We arrive at the truth, not by the reason only, but also by the heart.”
– Blaise Pascal
About Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal was not only a mathematician and philosopher, he was also an inventor, having created the hydraulic press and the syringe. He was born in France in 1623. He showed a gift for math early: At age 12, he started rediscovering Euclid’s theorems on his own. Later, spurred by a friend who liked gambling, he developed the theory of probabilities. After a life-threatening accident in 1654 he had a religious conversion, which led him to write about religious ethics and belief. He died in 1662.

Remnants of War & A Quote

Thanks to Jim and Anette for commissioning me to make a light for their home.

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Made from a 1945 howitzer missile storage container and random car parts.
Photo by Anette Lusher-Cree


Today’s Quote

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.”
– Freya Stark
About Freya Stark
French-Anglo travel writer Freya Stark was one of the first Western women to see the deserts of the Middle East. She was born in 1893 in Paris and spent her childhood split between her father’s family home in England and her mother’s in Italy. Her first book, Valley of the Assassins, brought her grants to continue her travels. She focused on remote areas of Turkey and the Middle East, seeking cultures that the modern world had not yet altered. She died in 1993 at age 100.

I like to paint & a quote

I like to paint
I like to paint fast
When I paint I relax
When I relax I sleep well
When I sleep well I am nice to be around.
I paint a lot so others are happy!


Today’s Quote
“We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn.” – Mary Catherine Bateson
About Mary Catherine Bateson
American anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson is probably best known for her best seller Composing a Life, which examines five women’s lives and what it means to “live life as an improvisational art form.” She was born in New York in 1939. She studied linguistics and the Middle East before shifting to cultural anthropology like her famous parents, Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson.She splits her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. She has one daughter.

I had not painted in awhile and I was inspired last night by the sunset and low moving fog.
Dusk, 16 x 20 acrylic on canvas Holiday Special $40
“A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.”
-Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian and American film actress and inventor. After an early and brief film career in Germany, which included a controversial love-making scene in the film Ecstasy, she fled her husband and secretly moved to Paris.

At the beginning of World War II, keen to aid the Allied war effort, Lamarr identified jamming of Allied radio communications by the Axis as a particular problem, and with composer George Antheil, developed spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat it. Though the US Navy did not adopt the technology until the 1960s, the principles of her work are now incorporated into modern Wi-Fi, CDMA and Bluetooth technology, and this work led to her being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.

Today’s Quote!

So after work today I decided to have a little mini celebration since our Seattle Seahawks beat the Dallas Cowboys 13-12~ I got out some fabric scrapes and made some 12 man gear for Piper and me.


“Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to do what they want to do.”
– Kathleen Winsor
About Kathleen Winsor
American author Kathleen Winsor is best known for the racy historical novel, Forever Amber, which made a huge splash when it was first published in 1944, selling 100,000 copies the first week. It was banned in 14 states for its sexual content. The ensuing debate contributed to the loosening of restrictions that allowed works by D. H. Lawrence and Henry Miller to be published in the US. Winsor wrote a number of other novels, none as successful. She was born in 1919 and died in 2003.

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