I know on more than one occasion, I have referred to my book series, Life Imitates Art. It is time to provide some context. What is Life Imitates Art? Life Imitates Art is an autobiographical fairy tale series. I wrote them under my pseudonym, Yolanda Paptie. They are told in the frame of a fairy tale. Some time ago, I left my husband. When I attempted to describe … [Read more...] about Life Imitates Art
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Yesterday marked the anniversary of my divorce. It's been eight years since the divorce. In five days, it will be the six year anniversary of the publication of Cake. I would like to share with the world, a subconscious battle that I've been having. November 7, 2021 My day began like every Sunday. I cleaned my apartment, got groceries, fed the rabbit, played video … [Read more...] about The Anniversary
Last week, in jest I wrote a lovely little tale of woe. The week went on and a bunch of stuff that happened that left me asking was it a bad week? As I describe this week, please, keep in mind that it's been so hard that I can honestly say that I don't know about this one. A Solitary Case of the Mondays My week started off with an amazing idea. Dreamily, I thought that I … [Read more...] about Was it a Bad Week?
What a wild Saturday! I started my day out by finally trying out a fish taco recipe from the BKC Storyhill that was designed to pair with the white wine from their monthly wine club. Then, I went to Summerfest, headed home to participate in Tangible AI's Intern webcast, and finally returned to Summerfest to see Dave Chappelle. The adventure at Tangible AI was, by far, … [Read more...] about Wild Saturday
It was a warm in in Austin, Tx; when I set out to take an oil painting course. I studied under Jen Balkan. The course did not last long, but I came home with many paintings of the same person. This is one of those paintings that I just completed. The MDF board started to rot a little and I couldn't abandon the canvas, so over five years later - I completed it. I … [Read more...] about Under Exposed