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CJ Carroll
California
Currently my in-house studio "Claudia's Main Street Studio" is where I write, make art, create, re-create, garden, photograph, and express my views on current events.
Interests: Life.
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READ MY WRITES AUTHORED BOOKS BOOKS FOR YOUNG AT HEART lulu.com/spotlight/cjcarrollbooks PETEY PUNKIN & THE B & BRRR HAUNTED HOTEL Petey Punkin seems to have been born in a punkin patch, but got placed on a scarecrow's shoulders, when it lost its head. But is this where Petey and Scritchie... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at Read My Writes
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My art: www.cj-carroll.pixels.com My books: www.lulu.com/spotlight/cjcarrollbooks Well, between a two day July community event and this two day Sr. Community event, I earned $2.00. The truth is that I live in a community where $ are just not available to spend or other than edibles, wearables and useables, although the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2019 at Read My Writes
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My Home-Studio in a teeny CA Town: Many Colors, Many Learning Moments! Please read, and enjoy this "learning moment" as much as I did: At a senior community craft show in the tiny town where I live currently, I was slightly upset this morning, to find my table (which I'd... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Read My Writes
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Add-ons if FB posters or candidates need a synonym, without cussing, for "T-man." (I, CJ Carroll, do, however respect the "office" of the U.S. President, just not it's present squatter). CLICK "MORE." I've added some that go beyond "obnoxious," however: Choose your fav. abhorrent, annoying,cruel;dangerous, disgusting,hateful,loathsome,nasty, objectionable,reprehensible,rotten,unpleasant,abominable awful,beastly,big mouth,detestable,disagreeable,dislikable displeasing,foul,gross,hateable,heel,horrid,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Read My Writes
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No aspens in Doyle, CA but looking out my Main Street Studio window, kitchen window, over a side fence, and down my front steps at what was once a little fountain-pond and sunflower scene, I see Autumn creating her changes, and looking quietly, see a skeletal beauty in the sparseness,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at Read My Writes
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Relieved; no melanoma on upper lip; but likely "basel cell carcinoma;" sun-caused usually, for fair-skinned; surgeon cauterized area - big owie - says such don't go away, but shouldn't get worse. Bought big cry-baby-vain-me some lovely salmon-yellow centered-roses. Tomorrow, back to editing Petey & the B & Brrr Haunted Hotel...got... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Read My Writes
CJ Carroll is now following Art
Oct 24, 2019
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CJ Carroll Books for Kids: Order now for Holidays! www.lulu.com/spotlight/cjcarrollbooks Coming soon: Petey & the B & Brrr Haunted Hotel: read several pre-published chapters posted. Today: read my real-life mouse adventure...aghhh! 1.Whoops. There went my dinner of chicken ramen noodles - field mousie made his (?) way into the package,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at Read My Writes
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Soon to be published on www.lulu.com/spotlight/cjcarrollbooks “I sort've guessed that,” Petey said. “Since you're dressed like a Pirate.” “Hey, Farmer Bean!” Pirate-Dann said loudly. He wasn't actually a bully, he just like to pretend he was really leader of the pack. “I wanna know how this punkin-head knows so much,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at Read My Writes
“Gosh, Scrumpt, I dunno. I was pretty happy being the Scare – uh – Scritchie's head. But I might have made a wish.” “Time's a-wastin' Petey!” Scrumpt said. “What did you wish?” “Well, I might have wished...” “What? What? It's almost midnight! Hurry! Hurry Petey! What did you wish?” Petey... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at Read My Writes
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(A work in progress, re last minute edits, be kind! Otherwise enjoy. “Hey, what happened?” It was the Scarecrow's voice again, but it was coming out of Petey's mouth! “Autumn Magic,” the voice beneath the dark-as-midnight-floppy-hood said. “Halloween Magic. Mary Moonlight Magic!Annoying stuff though, only happens between eleven P.M. and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at Read My Writes
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Petey started to tremble. Earlier that evening, some kids had been playing hide 'n seek in Farmer Bean's Sunflower and Punkin' Patch. One of them, a little girl dressed up like a fairy, had seen something tall, skinny, floating about in a dark-as-midnight-hooded-cloak and screamed “It's a Witch!” “Where ya... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2019 at Read My Writes
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Published soon on Lulu.com: see my other books for kids and grown-up: lulu.com/spotlight/cjcarrollbooks CHAPTER ONE Petey Punkin was born one Autumn, in Farmer Bean's Sunflower & Punkin' Patch, and that's exactly where he grew up from a baby punkin to become a kid punkin. His only friend was Scarecrow, the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2019 at Read My Writes
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Re-discovering watercolor: For years, I drew, photographed, collaged, painted with oils, then acrylics, then explored acrylic-pours. I did a series with markers, adding hi-lites with gel pens, and this sortve released my block about drawing (wish I could recapture that ability of my childhood and very young teen years). I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2019 at Read My Writes
Whoops. There went my dinner of chicken ramen noodles - field mousie made his (?) way into the package, even carried off the seasoning)! Had to put all packaged stuff (cereal, etc) in fridge! I just hope he / she stays in kitchen. Am hoping the really fast little dark... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at Read My Writes
Seriously spending too much time alone: today: talked to: the tiny black field mouse who popped up in a kitchen drawer; (please...go play outside so I don't have to set a trap for you); and the tiny lizard, found sitting on top of plastic box i keep birdseed in (carried... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at Read My Writes
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AUTUMN SERIES 8: MEADOW AFTER THE RAIN... One autumn painting each evening in Oct., while enduring the news, then done, and on to something else. First posts on cjcarrollcreates.com are these "originals for sale by artist", but prints: any size, frames: great variety; products: totes and mugs at www.cj-carroll.pixels.com Getting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2019 at Read My Writes
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https://www.azlyrics.com/.../thetimestheyareachangin... Exhausting watching the news, but I do (being alone, have that option) The Rachel Maddow Show and Brian Williams particularly - sane, thoughtful, researched. I wish the current formats were not so much 3 minute bytes with "guests", but I understand the need to present not only diverse opinions,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2019 at Read My Writes
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The sculpture: mine, done in a Harvard art studio metal class sometime that fall. The art instructor forbid me to show this and other sculptures and assemblages focusing on 9.11 - he wanted his students to "feel safe." "If this were the 1960ies, I responded, I'd set these up in Harvard Yard!" Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at Read My Writes
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... Heart is heavy/Breathing comes slowly/ Tears threaten Children of Earth should not suffer/Because of adults'/Careless, Cruel/ Words/Behaviors Provoking others to Despicable Actions The truly guilty, have always/ washed their hands/ proclaiming not guilty/ Wearing their Emperor garments/ While tweeting videos: How Great I Am/ in the midst of bloody,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at Read My Writes
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Meditation I was reading this morning by Mary Lee Fulkerson, Reno, NV: "May you recall the playful parts of your childhood, the carefree days, and bring some of that feeling into today." But, other than thanking my beautiful 10 ft sunflower (whose face is broadening) and companions soon to bloom,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at Read My Writes
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My 10 ft tall Sunflower, smiled at me this morning in full bloom. Happy to look up and see his sunny face as can't keep away from t.v. today, a willing witness to the pain experienced by those who lost loved ones;appreciate outspoken feedback from professionals debunking the president's blaming... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at Read My Writes
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Are you interested in an on-line (free) writing workshop to help you compose short writes about your life or a loved one? Check out my blog https://cjcarroll.typepad.com/my-blog soon for a serial publishing of my "Remembrance Writing 101; The Easy Way to Write and Share the Stories of Your Life." Want... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at Read My Writes
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Collage: I wish I could fly; cjcarroll 2019 Does it matter when so much senselessness, carelessness, absolute meanness and other "dis-stresses" are spewed forth daily communicated by some un-quiet "spirit" of stir-things-up at-any-cost-so-long-as-the-spewer-wins... does it matter then whether or not I, merely me, my-self, "find my place" (again, again, again... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at Read My Writes
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ASK SPOCK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahM2CXZx80o "Gentlemen, your argument is not logical." In the cartoon video, Spock goes on to explain to his crew-mates that what they've been doing is attacking the "person", rather than that with which they disagree. "... he/she made an ad hominem personal attack on his rival." (See below).... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at Read My Writes