Pumpkin Cottage

Pumpkin Cottage
sit and visit a spell

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Making of a Saturday

On Saturday, the Get Along Gang attended an
Open House at the Corita Art Center.
Visiting was an embrace of peace.

Located in Los Angeles
on the campus of the Immaculate Heart Community.

It's the spirituality, spunk and political vibe of
the art I love.  Timeless. Possibly more relevant
today than when Corita create it.

Some of the silkscreens contain up to
23 individual colors.  The negative space
is as important as the positive space. Corita
used glue for the writing.

The serigraph I am dreaming about. It's all about
the V.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

On Quitting

Sometimes being brave
means quitting.

While others don't believe in having
a Plan B, I believe in being flexible.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Words for the Soul

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live 
a life worthy of the calling you have received. 
 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, 
bearing with one another in love.  
Make every effort to keep the unity of 
the Spirit through the bond of peace.

                                Ephesians 4-1:3

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


An amazing paradox is that it is
easier to be courageous than to be a
coward. Once you get over the initial
fear of plunging into the unknown, with all its
dangerous snake traps, the mere fact
that you dared to face a hard decision becomes
your ally.

                           Alexandra Stoddard
                              Making Choices
 Discover the Joy in Living the Life You Want to Lead  

Holly innocently
sat near the box,
but had no
idea Rose would wrestle
for position in the box.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Thoughts on Character

Character is that which reveals
moral purpose, exposing the class
of things a man chooses or avoids.


A few weeks ago, the Get Along
visited Back in Time Antiques
in Redlands.

This one is a charmer with
twinkling lights.  Oh Oh France
our hearts are with you.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


This morning the visiting priest greeted us with
Namaste.  He had to repeat it three times to get
our attention for a satisfactory response from
the congregation.

I bow to the God within you.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

My Father Loved Chocolate

It's the simple things in life that are
the most extraordinary.

Paulo Coelho

Pai (pronounced like pie means father)  liked chocolate
in all its forms. German Chocolate Cake,
warm chocolate chip cookies, and mild milk chocolate, too.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

On the Value of a Lie

Just bounced over here from Susan Branch's blog
where she disclosed her Dad had passed away in

In May, the Get Along Gang was at the
Morro Bay book signing.  When Sue was
asked about her Dad she said he was having a
hard time breathing and brushed it off.

I turned to Mr. Lee and whispered, "It's bad."
Oh, Sue, sweet authentic Sue, you did right to lie.

Mr. Lee with Hans Christian Andersen
upstairs in the Book Loft in Solvang.

Hans has promised to keep the secret.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Don't Entertain Regret


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the thing that you didn't do 
than by the ones you did do.  
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away form the safe harbor. 
Catch the trade wind in your sail 
Explore. Dream. Discover. 

  Mark Twain

Saturday, July 2, 2016