The Art

Farm Sky Painting

Forgive my excitement if it seems like I’m bragging, but I’m excited right now with my latest accomplishment. I love it when a painting I do ends up well. That doesn’t happen often. But I stayed focused all the way. I’m sure it was because of my huge crush on skies and farms and gorgeous sunsets.

Two views. Enjoy.

My Tangerine Days, The Photos


Several months have passed since I posted any sunset photographs. Don’t worry, I’m correcting that oversight now.

Below are 4 beautiful photographs taken during a sunset at one of my favorite lake getaways. I could carry on forever why I love sunsets on water, but I’ll let the photos speak for me.


My Tangerine Days, The Photos

Sunset Night At Sea

Another out-of-focus sunset snapshot. Despite its technical flaws, I love this photograph—the golds and reds are fading and the darkening blues speak of the promise of night and the solitude there. That’s where the artist is most at home: alone with herself but never lonely.

My Tangerine Days, The Photos

Foggy Sunset

I snapped this photo at my grandparents’ farm 10 years ago. I’ve always wanted to try painting a scene like this. Someday, I may.

My Tangerine Days, The Photos

Sunset Solitude

Water, skies and sunsets are probably the definitive measurements of what makes me happiest.


My Tangerine Days, The Photos

Sunset Sailing

Nothing is more beautiful than sailing across sunset water.

My Tangerine Days, The Poems

Sun Chasers

Chikili and his family poured like ants from the backbone of life
Sky fire warmed their naked skin
And night’s cool breath sent them seeking shelter and warmth

Many moons cycled their journey while Chikili and his family chased the sun
The seed arrow led them to a river rich with food—
they ate and were joyful

A new paradise lived across the river and beckoned
regardless of the unfriendly ones there
Chikili and his family found the sun occupying the great waters
so they stayed

Yahola came from the sky and taught them how to live
When he left
a month-long darkness fell on Chikili and his family
The animals came and were welcomed—
to homes
and light—
this gathering of furry friends and teachers to the chasers of the sun

Saka! Saka!
Night’s darkness gives birth to light from fires
And all who see the sacred urn in the night light
Grow strong in the morning to chase the sun again