Category Archives: Observation

iPhone 11 Pro Portrait Mode in the Garden

I decided to use the same plant to show the different portrait mode settings and how each one can be used to highlight a plant in different ways. So either this geranium feels very loved at being photographed and talked … Continue reading

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In the Air of My Mind-Art and Poetry

Florentine Falcon a screen print on etching paper by femmefatale_quinn (you can find her on Instagram) In the Air of my Mind   between waking and sleeping a world waits to be seen a cave of light a place between … Continue reading

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Morphine and Fentanyl-A Chemical Concussion

  September 10, 2019 I disappeared for awhile. I’d been in a rough patch health wise. One night I was curled on bathroom floor in pain too weak to move, my husband called 911 and an ambulance arrived. My husband … Continue reading

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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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Stages of Spring from a University Parking Lot

  March in Bay Area California-the grass is new green.  The trees think flowers. At twilight trees lengthen their shadows.  Here and there the basic shapes of silvertone instead of color.   Later the trees in full bloom catch some … Continue reading

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Under a Black Diamond Sun-Poetry from Art

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Through the Window

  I exercise in front of our west facing windows.  Through one window a pair  of oak trees stand on top of a hill. The trees say I must speak for them. When California burned and smoked the air, I … Continue reading

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Dying Green-The beginning of an irreverent series on growing old

Dying Green Should be a serious event. Unexpectedly, It isn’t Yesterday we bought a plot For my spouse Right next to me On a hill overlooking A meadow shouting green And a forest singing wind. This morning he says, “You … Continue reading

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