My Life And Welcome To It

A Summer Song By Joanne Taeuffer
A Summer Song By Joanne Taeuffer
I reconnected this week with two old friends I haven’t seen in a couple of years.

One asked: “And who are you being these days?”

The other said: “I figured I should call and find out how you’ve reinventing yourself this time.”

Well Kathi and Helen, today I am an artist.

You can tell I’m an artist because:

* I have at least three entire outfits that look like paint rags…and I wear them regularly.

* Instead of buying a new kitchen table, I’ve got elaborate plans to save our oldest piece of furniture by paint an intertwining, ying-and-yang-ish pair of koi on its top.

* I tend to notice which of my fellow gym rats take a perfectly counter-poised stance and which just stand there.

* I’ve created an “art stuff” category in my Quicken accounts. (Note: having Quicken accounts probably means I’m not completely reinvented!)

But while I spend a lot of time creating visual art, I’m finding that I miss my previous means of expression — writing. So I’m starting this blog to explain, examine and exhilarate in my new artist-ness. And to keep my typing skills tuned up.

I hope you’ll follow my meanderings and enjoy them!

By Joanne

Joanne Taeuffer is an expressive painter. She lives in the Berkeley Hills and Healdsburg, CA, with her husband and their black cats, Oscar Wild and Percy.

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