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Back to painting!


I’ve been away a long time.  During my trips, I took lots of photos, mostly of scenery in New Zealand.  Above is a shot of Mt. Cook taken on a rare sunny afternoon.

I can understand why they made The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in New Zealand.  It is a wild and beautiful country.  I look forward to painting those glorious landscapes.


A poem – The Mirror

Dedicated to all women of a certain age:

The Stare

The Stare

The Mirror

The woman sadly turns to the mirror
eyeing the deep lines that etch her face and neck
Her eyes travel down the jiggly fat under her arms
and the bulges around her waist and stomach
With a deep sigh she mutters, “who cares?
I am old and alone in my sorrows.”

Dejected, she bends down, searches her mind
Tears flowed through the ridges on her face
Slowly, she raises her head in defiance
and shouts, “I care!”

She gets up, gets dressed up,
Puts on lipstick, eyeliner,
a bit of eyeshadow and some powder,
Wears pearls around her neck
And the transformation began.
“Yes”, she says, “I care!”

Copyright March 11, 2016

Cynthia Angeles

Learning how to suffer

My painting “Grief” is on the cover of a book on psychology by Martin Appelo entitled “Leren Lijden” (roughly translated: “Learning how to suffer”) published in the Netherlands. Although I don’t understand a word of Dutch, I am deeply flattered they chose “Grief” for its front cover.

Grief_Leren Lijden

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The holidays are fast approaching. Here are a few gift suggestions for your loved ones or for yourself: An art-inspired silk top (Steaming Rocks) or long scarves (from the top: Black Tupelo, Autumn Leaves, Glamour Girl)

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