Music Monday! Afternoons & Coffeespoons

'Times when the day is like a play by SartreWhen it seems a book burning's in perfect order'... Brilliant lyrics to a great song by The Crash Test Dummies. Click here to listen to the song. A song based on a poem by T.S....more

Art is a Great Way to Express Emotions

Art can be a great way of expressing many different types of emotions -- from great joy to profound sadness and grief. ...more

1950s Mattel Futurland Guitar

Here's another piece of eye candy that I just can't seem to get rid of despite the fact that it doesn't work any longer and is missing parts. I honestly don't remember where I picked up this funny little toy guitar, but it was stored in a crate in the cellar until my son unearthed it last summer in his attempt to find things for me to sell at the shop. I brought it to countless flea markets but never sold it, most probably because it wasn't in perfect condition....more
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This week'

This blog follows my life as an artist, organic gardener, forager, cook,and house concert host.  I live in a family of musicians/songwriters/artists, Jesse Aycock, Dylan Aycock ( Scissortail Records) and Scott Aycock (NPR Folk Salad)  I have run a successful physical gallery and for the past 15 years, an online ebay gallery.  I teach painting and have written a couple of books on the process....more

Drag Race: Response to Idiots

(Disclaimer: I consider myself a straight female ally. I do not speak for the drag community at large, this blog is merely my own views on drag and drag queens.  It's supposed to be fun. So deal with it and lighten up!) ...more

William Falkner and a Walking Away from the Carnal

I stopped reading literature and hadn’t picked up a book or short story for many months until last night.  If you are a writer and want to be put in your place, just read a little William Faulkner, and that will definitely put you in your place.  I finished a short story entitled Barn Burning, a post Civil War story with the protagonist being a ten year old boy.  What’s most amazing about Falkner’s work is that he has the ability to connect the reader to his characters in such a way that she or he can identify with them, regardless of time period or age.&nb...more

Tango in Tulsa

This blog follows my life as an artist, organic gardener, forager, cook,and house concert host.  I live in a family of musicians/songwriters/artists, Jesse Aycock, Dylan Aycock ( Scissortail Records) and Scott Aycock (NPR Folk Salad) ...more

Featured Artisan ~ T.Rusk4U

Welcome to this week's Featured Artisan from the group On fire for Handmade. Meet Teresa! She is a fellow creator from just up the road from me, here in North Carolina!Teresa says:...more