Alpine, California, United States
December 07
I am here in cyberspace trying to understand the true nature of reality. My artwork can be seen in the blog link below.!home/mainPage


Zanelle's Links

NOVEMBER 20, 2013 12:50PM


  I just finished John Grisham's novel "The Street Lawyer".  I think this is the second time I have read it but I am not sure.  The characters are great and the story is intriguing.  He got a good take on what it means to be homeless and the corporate greed… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 19, 2013 9:55AM

A Pelican Tries to Eat a Coot


     As the joggers sped past going around the lake at superhuman speed I took my time and poked along the shore.   There was a magnificient White Pelican poking around too and I watched him.  I wanted to point him out to the other people passing by but… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 17, 2013 10:38PM

Superstorms and my Mom

    When my mom was a little girl eighty years ago she was in a big storm in Indiana that blew the roof off the house she was in.   She remembers lightning hitting the phone lines and sending sparks through the telephone.

     She started to laugh hysterically… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 16, 2013 1:43PM



More Cotton Candy

The more you get the more you will want



Give me more kisses and shudders

Tell me I'm pretty


The layers of illusion

 striped away

 How much do you want?


I want it all.


Then you shall have it

All… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 15, 2013 7:33AM





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NOVEMBER 14, 2013 6:47AM


                                       What is your silhouette?

                       &nbs… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 12, 2013 9:22AM

I want to move to Albania!



  Albania is doing something wonderful.   The new Prime Minister was an arti… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 10, 2013 9:43AM

Love your Torturer


   The Tibetian monks are trying to love their Chinese torturers. 

  Only with compassion and love did those girls survive Ariel Castro. 

   Hatred only goes so far and in the end love and forgiveness with a dose of compassion wins.  I am glad w… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 8, 2013 7:10AM

White Twigs

        twigs six

                                      I was trying to get some distance

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NOVEMBER 7, 2013 6:25AM

Reflected Glory



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NOVEMBER 5, 2013 7:58AM

Crushing Loneliness

    The words "crushing loneliness" have been on my mind lately.  A million reasons make me lonely and it is like depression with a twist.  It takes tremendous energy to merge back into the world and carry on after a bout with loneliness. 

   I found a wonderf… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 3, 2013 7:17AM

Moth Nirvana


      I heard the big moth thump against the back of my computer screen and I knew I had kept my door open too late into the night.&n… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 1, 2013 9:00AM

Watercoloring Outside

            watercolor two trees

          I am enamored with the results I am getting from Plein Air Watercoloring.  I go outside to a pretty spot and paint.  Then I embellish a bit back here and that is it.  You can o… Read full post »

OCTOBER 29, 2013 9:40AM



                     "Knock, knock," 

                      "Who's there?"


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OCTOBER 28, 2013 9:37AM

Mom is doing Great.

   There is something in my mother that is like a little motor running on empty and yet eternally steady.   She has survived a week of stunningly painful headaches and wooziness to again push herself upright and vow to eat more vegetables. 

    We have reduced some… Read full post »

OCTOBER 27, 2013 9:54AM

Art from Goodwill

  I have been doing watercolors outside lately and went to Goodwill to see if I could find a used frame for them.  I found a friend.

   I picked a frame that was close to the size I needed but mostly because it had a graphic print in it that… Read full post »

OCTOBER 25, 2013 10:10AM

English as a Second Language

   I heard that the educational system is thinking of putting the students who speak English in separate classes from kids who don't speak English.  This would not apply to classes in Art and Music. 

   I say let's do away with all the classes except Art and Music. &nbs… Read full post »

OCTOBER 24, 2013 6:51AM

Sex and Religion

   Seems to me sex and religion are similar as both aim to blow the top of your head off.  When you have your chakras all in a line and the energy culminates in the seventh level at the top of your head there is a white light and that sounds… Read full post »

OCTOBER 22, 2013 9:25AM

Kabbalah - Mystical Wisdom

  Starting "Kabbalah" by Perle Epstein on the way of the Jewish Mystic when I was at the beach seemed like a good idea.   I could see from the table of contents that it is a beautiful book.  Cultivating Awe...Revealing the Cosmic Body...The Female Aspect of God....King Solomon's B… Read full post »

OCTOBER 21, 2013 5:07AM

Artist's Estate Sale

   All her little treasures were spread out on tables in the small house.  I had not expected to be so moved by the 'estate' sale.  She had been relocated to her daughter's house and then into a group home where her dementia could be better managed.  I hadn't realized she… Read full post »

   This is the second time I have done an Art Show at the Philosophical site Thothica in Second Life. 

click here for show #1



      The director of this site and I have known each other since 2007. … Read full post »

OCTOBER 17, 2013 9:56AM

Permanent Damage

                         Black Oak 9

                               Black oak 2 3

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OCTOBER 15, 2013 11:46AM

Write the Unwritable

Scanner, where are you?   I know you know how to write about the true nature of reality.  You don't flinch.  I do.

 I would rather drift in melancoly ignoring the idea that the world can be a very scary, traumatic place.  Someone said that when tragedy strikes focus on t… Read full post »

OCTOBER 13, 2013 11:32AM

No Pattern Crocheting


     A great find of wool from Seattle jumped into my life at Goodwill.  I had been lo… Read full post »

OCTOBER 12, 2013 9:17AM

Tea Party Zombies

  Just like I did with the tv series "Breaking Bad" I am now watching the marathon of "Walking Dead" with the premiere on Sunday of the new season.   I hear the beginning of the zombie story was better than it has become now in it's fourth season but to my… Read full post »