zanelle

zanelle
Location
Alpine, California, United States
Birthday
December 07
Bio
I am here in cyberspace trying to understand the true nature of reality. My artwork can be seen in the blog link below. http://suzannesmith0.wix.com/stucco-by-zanelle#!home/mainPage

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JULY 24, 2014 10:11AM

Pipe Cleaner Creativity

   I passed around pipe cleaners at the picnic table on the patio and it was interesting to see all the ways people responded to them.  Some would only take one reluctantly saying they had no imagination.  Others created magical shapes and illusions that boggled the mind.&nbs… Read full post »

JULY 23, 2014 10:00AM

Plane Crashes

   There are too many airplane crashes to keep up with in the news.  I just put my kids on the plane to Hawaii.  We know we are very lucky to have the ability to fly anywhere in the world and not have to depend on a covered wagon ride.  Travel has… Read full post »

JULY 22, 2014 1:28AM

The Cement Birthday Cake

   It was so fun to light the candles over and over again on the cement birthday cake.  "Again!"  "Again" and there was lots of talk about not spitting on the cake although really it is cement so who cares but it is practice for the real thing.  We all need… Read full post »

JULY 20, 2014 8:35PM

Paranoia Strikes Deep

   Dealing with mental illness is exhausting.  Does everyone have something?   Oh, my, it is a parade of maladies that go by me everyday and I always wonder what my particular insanity is?

     I am definitely not paranoid.  Whatever happens happens.&… Read full post »

"Do you want me to make you something with Play Dough?"

"Make me some medicine."

 "How about some food medicine."

  "Green spinach, flat on a plate with holes in it."

   "Oh, thank you so much.  Yum yum yum..."

   "Now I'll make you some French fries."

  … Read full post »

JULY 17, 2014 12:35AM

Open Salon Connection From My Past

   I did a post on what it was like in the University of Washington Art Department in the sixties. 

http://open.salon.com/blog/zanelle/2011/12/20/the_uw_art_department_in_the_sixties

 

 Someone contacted me today from those days who had seen the post and we have many mutual f… Read full post »

JULY 16, 2014 11:07AM

What to Tell the Kids

I spent the afternoon with my three year old granddaughter.  I found myself telling her all the things that I have been thinking about deep down inside myself and hoping that she just takes it all with a grain of salt. Having a grandma like me… Read full post »

JULY 14, 2014 9:39PM

Combining Characters and Real Life

   When I walked up to get my parked car you were standing there in your security guard uniform staring out at the view. Dreamy. I said “Nice view.”

You turned around and said, “It is now.”

“Oh,” I said, “you mean me.”

“You are a b… Read full post »

JULY 14, 2014 11:42AM

Fire and Bombs

 

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  Fire!   I settled in to watch the show in the safety of America where things like this are taken care of swiftly and efficiently.    There was no thought for my safety,  just compassion for the valiant firefighters who battle blazes like… Read full post »

JULY 12, 2014 8:30PM

Super Moon Emotions

 

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       Lunacy abounds inside my head.

       Sharp white lines stretch over my bed.

       Insanity brews, a tempest coming.

       Long ago… Read full post »

JULY 11, 2014 12:38PM

Healthy Smoothies

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           I grab a handful of spinach and kale that I keep in a big… Read full post »

JULY 10, 2014 12:12PM

The Orchid Bloomed!

I was unprepared for how sensual it would be.  The long anticipation to see what bloom would come from my rescued orchid plant was worth the wait.  Such beauty! 

 

 orchid1    I have waited four years to see this plant flower.   I found it on the wind… Read full post »

JULY 8, 2014 8:16PM

Married but Looking

     I have tangled and tangoed with a few married men in my time.  Even  men who are separated can be a pain because they always have to be doing something with the ex.  I am glad my ex remarried.  I know I would do whatever he needed if I could… Read full post »

JULY 7, 2014 6:57PM

Ravished

 

    Inhale the weather and let it out.  Eat a lobster salad.  Life is to be lived where the primitive desires have their way with us.  Overwhelmed by modern culture?  Just take a slice of ravishment and let yourself go into pleasure.  Rub dollar bills al… Read full post »

  Some people must actually have lives to live and disappear from online communication especially on weekends and in the summer.  What is everyone doing?  Going to the beach?  Swimming?  Laying around just being mellow?  

  In the winter months there is lots of… Read full post »

JULY 4, 2014 7:30AM

Spider Relocation

    He was big and black scurrying away from me up into the vent above the stove.  Big and Black with very long legs and an intelligence that was formidable.  How could I live with him in that kitchen vent?  I wondered how long he had been there before I saw… Read full post »

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  The Catholic Church has made themselves very visible in Central America and Mexico.   Looks like all the kids they encouraged their flocks to make are hungry and scared.  Where is the Church now?  So many kids are spilling over into America where the ve… Read full post »

JULY 1, 2014 8:43PM

Is the Pill Decadence or Freedom?

   So the repression of the female continues and it isn't the Taliban, ISIS or Al Qaeda that is shooting girls in the head for wanting to be free.  It is our own right wing politicians who have given women's rights the gunshot of shame.   Horrible news from the Supreme Court… Read full post »

JULY 1, 2014 5:57AM

Goofy Bill Clinton

    He was on Meet the Press this sunday with Hillary and his daughter looking on in the audience.  I thought he was charming and just a tad goofy.  I have always loved his easy going smarts and it is invigorating to hear him again and imagine… Read full post »

JUNE 29, 2014 9:49AM

Persistence

 

 

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For the last four years I have watched this cactus push it's way through this bush Finally it burst forth in a spendor of blooms and fulfilled its destiny!

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 I want to give up.  Seems this alone stuff is going to engulf me for… Read full post »

JUNE 28, 2014 10:10AM

This is What Happened

  In the ongoing saga of my mother and I, last night was typical.   We went to the community luau and had a little fun.  All was going well until she spotted Jim moving in on one of the older ladies she knows.  Her radar went up and I could see… Read full post »

Joaquin_Sorolla_Triste_Herencia

     This painting by Spanish Artist Sorolla from Spain in the late 1800's was ten feet by ten feet. They said it affected the artist so deeply while he was working on it that he was exhausted emotionally and couldn't attempt something like it again.

    I… Read full post »

JUNE 25, 2014 11:58PM

Bleue and Zanelle Meet Up

Day One    Met at the great old train station in downtown San Diego.  Then off to Seaport Village for a walk and lunch.   Zipped down to Ocean Beach to the Dog Beach and watched them all play in the surf.  One big Bassett Hound woofed and woofed and woofed.  He… Read full post »

JUNE 22, 2014 3:14PM

Sharia Law

    No alcohol, music, smoking or feminine liberation.  I remember hearing about someone's wedding celebration being gun downed because they played music.  No music except when it glorifies the religion like in a chant or something while they are praying five times a day to M… Read full post »

JUNE 21, 2014 10:58AM

Jennifer Lopez

 
  This looks like twerking to me and I love it.  The new young singers are doing it and now lady Jennifer is taking it up and wowing me and everyone else.  There was a group of school kids being interviewed about how they liked the show..."We liked it!"… Read full post »