clashing personalities. It is not really easy to lay bare your personality, philosophy and ways of dealing with life in a few paragraphs. Certainly I have been accused of this or that, thought too liberal and even thought too conservative and over the four years I have been blogging most of my "followers" have dropped by the wayside. In their defense, some of them are dead. I began blogging when I got cancer four years ago and started because I really wanted to know who it was this cancer was attempting to kill. I am still working on that even though the cancer is long gone. I am a survivor!
Barbra Joan, a nice Southern sounding name for a Jersey Girl with a New York Accent, was one of my first "followers" and, of course, I followed her! She is an amazing woman, young for her years (pretty "hot" really, I included pictures!) and a fellow artist, a fellow in this struggling world, attempting to find laughter and meaning in a topsy turvy world.
Four years we have blogged and sent the occasional private email, even talking "politics" off the grid, and this and that and
encouragement in art and in life.
Barbra Joan lives in Florida, 3000 miles from Oregon and the
chance to meet is about the same as winning a lottery ticket, but
that's what happened! She had the opportunity to sail the Alaskan
Seas, visit friends in Washington and for a few days was only hours
Barbra is younger (and did I say "Hot"?), funny, smarter and far
more charming in person and her little tiny five foot frame is
capable of a huge bear hug! We had a great, far too short, afternoon together
and a wonderful light dinner of fish and chips!
Ain't life strange? and fantastic! I have some of her paintings
on my studio wall and now I have met the artist! What a small