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These are some (all to be posted eventually) of my entries into Teesha Moore's Self Portrait Project which I was so graciously invited to join. It's a two year long project with 25 artists, each month we receive a new journal to work in, each time, doing a self portrait. Some of the journals come with instructions and some came with a note to "just express yourself"....it's been an eye opening experience and it's almost through....I'm truly going to miss these books every month.

This is my entry in Claudine Helmuth's Self Portrait Journal On the back there is a quote from the Dixie Chix song "Silent House". "These walls have eyes. Rows of photographs and faces like mine. Who do we become without knowing where we started from? It's true, I'm missing you. As I stand alone in your room, every day that will pass you by, every name that you can't recall. Everything that you made by hand. Everything that you know by heart. And I will try to connect all the pieces that you left. I will carry it on and let you forget. And I'll remember the years when your mind was clear, how laughter and life filled up this silent house."
Reflections on my mother who fell to Alzheimers two years ago.


This is my entry in Lisa Hoffman's Self Portrait Journal. On the back is a quote from William Henry Channing, " To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, burry never, in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconcious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony."

There is nothing more powerful than an open hearted woman.


This is my entry in Lisa Renner's Self Portrait Journal. Quoting Graham Greene, " There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in."

I can't remember when I didn't want to be a mother...my door must have opened very early.