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Socially Distant 54

Socially Distant 54

Age 54, a little blurry Despite a cold rainy day in self-quarantine, I enjoyed this birthday. Sponge cake is leavened with whipped egg whites I made a sponge cake and used my oven’s Auto 13 mode to bake it. Usually the oven fails at baking tasks but this cake...
Yoga via Zoom

Yoga via Zoom

I have enjoyed teaching yoga daily locally since the typhoon, and I didn’t want my self-quarantine to stop me from moving and sharing with others. I had no idea that it would bring together so many people. This morning it was me and 14 others! The “usual...
Solitary Hanami Hike

Solitary Hanami Hike

We took advantage of a beautiful day to go on a hike where nobody else was likely to be – up the typhoon damaged back train to Iyogatake’s cherry blossom area. Getting up the mountain was an interesting puzzle of over, under, and around the fallen trees....
Free Art

Free Art

I might not be going anywhere, but I can still do things. From yesterday ’til today, I’ve drawn 18 little artworks on slabs of wood, drilled them, strung them with twine, and hung them on a tree in the yard that overhangs the road so people can stay far...
Dreamers & Doers Journal

Dreamers & Doers Journal

This is project from 2014 that got lost in the ether when the star-tink website closed, but it is time to bring it back. Half the battle in creativity is acting on your ideas. The other half is having ideas! The Dreamers and Doers journal is a workbook that alternates...
Half self

Half self

Decided to try a self-portrait in the mirror this morning. It’s been a while since I’ve really focussed on drawing myself with realism. See that slightly startled expression? It’s me looking in the mirror carefully reproducing every bump, wrinkle and...
Wash your hands

Wash your hands

You are washing your hands, of course, to help stop yourself from falling ill in this time of fearsome viruses. But lots of people (me included) skimp a bit on time. The recommended duration is 20 seconds under the suds. You can sing Happy Birthday or you can elevate...