Category Archives: Graphic Art

Shadow Selfie as Self Realization Art

In a picture of the black and white lines of a playground, I find myself an alien being with angled arms, tilted head And strangely straight legs. Where is the crooked woman I see in the mirror? Yes, arms and … Continue reading

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The Artist-Poetry and the Visual Arts

Selfie by Quinn Clarice Mae DeRuiter The Artist I walked behind the old city at twilight. There, a wood called to me. Entering it wrapped me in a twilight mystery. Eyes, I felt them just there behind a wall topped … Continue reading

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Woman on the Wall-Poetry & the Visual Arts

from a collage in soft pastels and pen by Quinn Clarice Mae DeRuiter The Woman on the Wall carries stories hidden behind her closed eyes. Her vibrant red lips sealed shut,   a story speaks in a blue feather. Its … Continue reading

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Notes from the Hill-#3

    Drought Light heavy and humid heat filled haze hangs on the ocean waves   waves and sky lose their individual edges   but the madrone speaks green whispers in golden shimmering light around me the insect hum of … Continue reading

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Notes from the Hill-Continued

Another poem from my early coastal journal.  From the beginning, this hill, the rock and the tree became my place to sit and drink in peace. Benediction The benediction of twilight, golden grass whispers   dying red sun, a last … Continue reading

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Notes from the Hill

I have a place on the coast in Northern California.  It refreshes, replenishes my creative spirit.  Notes from the Hill consists of images from my journals over the years.  When I journal there, my words often compose images which in … Continue reading

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Lessons from an Old Dog

We’re both aging, my dog and I. Differently, I do battle with each pain of encroaching arthritis. Stretch, lift as worry burbles up and pours its deceit over everything. Worry, if I stop moving I’ll never move again. Fight up … Continue reading

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Stop Two-Growing

My husband announced he’s a peony. He no longer feels like himself as his petals open more and more. Ever more layers appear. Just about the time he thinks he’ll see the pattern of his center more petals appear. His … Continue reading

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September-A Birthday Month

This month holds my birthday a new grand-daughter’s, a sister-in-law, a daughter-in-law’s mother, my step-mother and my ancient black dog.  I am expected to provide poems and art. This summer brought an unusual gift a ‘grand-daughter’ almost 17 who is … Continue reading

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Unfocused Eye

The meadow comes alive inside my mind Through the view finder, the landscape blurs into shape and color.  The computer screen, my honest companion, shows me the picture I actually took.  My unblind eye is a stubborn thing. Refuses to … Continue reading

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