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Therese Brown
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Interests: gardening, food, art, cinema, aikido, herbs, cultural anthropology, photography, jazz
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The temperatures have been dipping down into the 40's at night. Daytime temps have been in the 60's for a couple days. Consequently, the house has been getting progressively cooler. At night it's been fine since I put the flannel sheets on the bed and with the regular comforter (haven't... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Third Act
It's funny how I'm thinking an indication of feeling better, feeling more myself, is the fact that I went out back and cut up kindling today. The large limb that fell from an oak at the back of my property (and knocked out power for several hours) has been languishing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2019 at The Third Act
Today was gray and cool. The forecast is finally keeping us closer to seasonal temperatures. Hallelujah!! It's been a long time coming this year. Typically I'm not a fan of gray days, but mostly when they follow one another for many days in a row. Today, however, the gray was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at The Third Act
That's what's been my m.o. this, oh, what? Past month or so? It's out of character in some ways (in other ways, no). Blogging and at least uploading to Flickr on the regular has been my norm. But sometimes norms change for a variety of reasons. I've been conserving my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at The Third Act
It's time to up the ante. It's time to let go of fears and see if something new will help. The herbs, the food, the infusions just weren't cutting it. My situation could be better, but since it is what it is, I have to work with that. I charge... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at The Third Act
A little bit of watercolor. A bit of mixed media (watercolor over cyanotype). A collection of instant prints for another 'zine (considering a bit of haiku accompaniment). Slow going. Changing seasons. Not quite as present as I'd like to be. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at The Third Act
I haven't been posting much. It bothers me when I don't make pictures...well, I make Instagram pictures a lot, but that's not what I'm talking about. I can't say for sure what's going with me right now. Maybe it's the season changing, less light, but without the benefit of it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at The Third Act
The garden...and I...have had enough of summer. The days of hot, steamy, stormy August are wearing on us. Fortunately, there's a cold front approaching which, after the seemingly requisite storms (again!), will bring a little relief. Already, the sun is at a different angle, there are tinges of change in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at The Third Act
As I've expressed...either here...or on YouTube...honestly, I'm not great at keeping track...I haven't made as much physical art work this summer as I'd hoped. There has been a fair bit of tincture and oil making, drying and fermenting with garden produce. But art work has been slow going. I'm making... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at The Third Act
The pinholes, this time. I would have liked to make a lot more...a lot of black and white, of which I made none. But this was a family visit and making photos was not my priority. I guess that means I need to go back? Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2019 at The Third Act
Here are some Holga (I'll post a few pinholes tomorrow) film images from my trip a couple weeks ago. Two weeks? Already? Good grief! It was a lovely was wonderful to be with family, talk about art and share good food together. It made me ache to be close... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2019 at The Third Act
Well, the garden has been selectively productive...lots of cukes, plenty of tomatoes...peppers are coming on for a second crop (after an initial minimal one). Eggplant, squash, green beans and okra have only had marginal productivity, but even that being the case, plenty for me. All the herbs have done well,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2019 at The Third Act
Sometimes the garden isn't about the big bursts of energy, the multitude of babies coming up, the abundance of the harvest or towering sunflowers. Sometimes it's about the little, subtle energies that arise. It's the delicately petaled and sweetly fragrant rosa rugosa finally blooming. It's the understated Asiatic dayflower with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at The Third Act
The novelty of summer has worn off...both for the garden and for me. While it's not yet time to move on, there's also not a surplus of energy to invest into what is, when what is is waning. I'm the hanged man right now...neither here nor there, life in suspension.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at The Third Act
It's where I am now. It may not be where it feels 100% aligned, but I do my best to be present. Some things that help are the garden and making art. I want to return to focusing (no pun intended) on pinholes again. For me, some of the most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at The Third Act
...I boarded a train to Penn Station in New York City. After six hours in the quiet car I emerged into the thick of chaos. Sure, I was expecting that, but it definitely overwhelms the senses. I did find my ride without too much trouble (next time I'll have a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at The Third Act
I had a lovely visit with my niece in Brooklyn, spending time with her, her boyfriend and their room mate...good souls and wonderful human beings all. I’m inspired by the discussions we had about art and life in general...and by the fabulous, creative energy found in all the artwork we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at The Third Act
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Aug 5, 2019
There's some stuff going on right now. Well firstly, there's one issue I learned about last week, and worked through my emotions regarding moving through. I talked with my counselor this morning and while there's still a normal amount of anxiety, I'm doing better than I thought I might. Then... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at The Third Act
That was quite a dream. I can't say why it was so detailed, although I can point to real life input at various parts. was a doozy. Maybe it's because I've been getting to bed earlier and getting up earlier. Maybe it's from recently cutting out alcohol (you'd think... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at The Third Act
The temperatures have cooled off and there's a nice, gentle rain (so far). What a difference a day makes! It's lovely to have the house open wide again. Apparently it's "roll film week" over at Flickr. I randomly happened upon that info so, yes, I joined the group. As fortune... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at The Third Act
Twice in one week I've been over to the VMFA (Virginia Museum of Fine Art). Today was to meet up with someone I met at a talk last week, to review how we may have worked with the ideas presented. The nice young woman met me in the cafe and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at The Third Act
I had a house guest for a few days and it's made time feel very wonky. True, my usual schedule is a bit vague as it is. But, you know, when there's a guest it feels like a weekend (rather like when a holiday falls mid week!). In any case,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2019 at The Third Act
I finally processed the last of the mystery film. This is another roll from 2005, this time shot in the Holga. I know this was from when I first acquired that camera, because it still had the 6x4.5 mask in it. I'm guessing I only shot a couple rolls like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2019 at The Third Act