At first, I did not see you: I did not know that you were walking with me, until your roots pierced my chest, joined the threads of my blood, spoke through my mouth, flourished with me. Thus was your inadvertent presence, invisible leaf or branch, and suddenly my heart was filled with fruits and sounds. Pablo Neruda
Photo Credit The 80-20 rule may not have been conceived by fashion’s elite, but it does seem to dictate how my own wardrobe operates. I have about ten pairs of jeans, but I always reach for my two trustworthy favorites. When it comes to dresses, too, the rule holds true – I always reach for …
Cherry Blossom 3 by Rachel Dutton
I did this painting of cherry blossoms while I was living in Okinawa. It's been a favorite of my customers for years, and looks good in any setting. The original is sold, but if you'd like to commission a similar painting, I love doing commission work.