Painting by Karen Quinn


Reading what is not written as though printed text on page, yet invisible she nudges his arm ever so gently without sound, knowing he understands. Hearing what is not spoken as though shouted out loud, yet silent he winks catching her glance ever so briefly, she casts a wink of agreement. Touching what is not […]

Blue the Lily

Brilliant flash of color brightly dancing across once white canvas bringing the eye and the heart bubbling joy, blues swirl as sky and sea awakening the spirit. Deepest darkness of shading devoid of light it steeps the brightness in night delighting the eye and soul with serious thought, blue soaked in black and purple quieting […]


portrait painted with pigments permanent pencil lines placed precisely hardly perceptible under paint proof of persons once powerful presence posed and poignant pity how pigment fades, powder upon parchment, passing away. sketch scratched with shaky uneven stroke slicing slashes of charcoal scrawled on sullen surface showing strength and serenity through struggle and strife sad how […]

Approaching Autumn

What a breeze blown by mysterious force swirling around my flesh with artful touch feeling so soft, yet moving everything ~ playfully. What breeze swirling by another’s choice caresses my cheek as though potters clay molding so gently my hair to my skin ~ seductively What breeze embraces gently as it comes feeling its way […]


The theater, a venue of make believe, farce. …..masked faces pretend loudly, acting. The stage, a wide canvas for display, unreal. …..movements planned for best effect, acting. The lights, placed for attention, misdirection …..making people look away from truth, acting. The actors hard to spot off-stage, pretend …..their masks are cleverly hidden here, acting. The […]

Virtual is

Virtual means unreal, simulated, somehow pretend and yet, we go again willingly into this place of dots and dashes, endless invisible highway choosing to chat with faceless strangers for hours. Virtual means not actual, made up of nothing solid and yet, we spend our free moments here games or research, expanding our own reach alluring […]

Walk With Me

Walk with me…we will follow a sunlit path leading towards glowing warmth on a road paved in joy. Walk with me…we will watch birds soar above wrapped in their cheerful songs laced with melodies of love. Walk with me…we will stand together against the rain awed by fingers of lightning and thunder claps of struggle. […]