Posts made in September, 2014

Actual desktop

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Keetha DePriest creative space

I start every day here. I open the leather-bound notebook (at far right) and write two or three pages while I have my first cup of coffee. The house is still dark and quiet and I’m here in my little corner with coffee and my thoughts. It’s a treat to get to start the day this way.

I didn’t tidy my desk up (much) so this is pretty much what it looks like. Some of these books I’m currently reading and some are favorites that I enjoy having close. The book on the far right is a dictionary that Santa Claus brought me when I was seven.

Do you have a favorite spot in your house?


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acorns and a halo of fall leaves

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Keetha DePriest fall watercolor fall leaf halo

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Make It September : Aqua Swag

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in #MakeItSeptember | 0 comments

Keetha DePriest watercolor aqua swag

Playing with my favorite color watercolor.

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Show up & shine #makeitSeptember

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in #MakeItSeptember, mixed media | 0 comments

Keetha DePriest mixed media inspirational show up & shine

I’m talking to you! And to me, and to everyone.


Keetha DePriest sugarplum pink glitter

Glitter makes such a sparkly mess.

Anyone else looking at this and thinking of the Sugarplum Fairy?

Nah. That’d be crazy. Christmas is months away.

(Except that is exactly what comes to mind when I see this pink glitter.)



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Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I read a lot – I love books, I love novels, I love self-help. I just like books – libraries, bookstores, books!

When I talk to someone about books, though, it seems to fall flat. I say things like, “It’s good! It’s so good!”

They say, “What is it about?”

Me: “Um. Well. Okay, there’s this girl but there’s this guy, too. And a house in the country, and see, then this other thing happens and …”

Them: . . .

Me: “It’s good! It’s so good!”

sang to buffaloOne of the books I’ve read lately that was good, so good is The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo: A Child, An Elder, and a Light from an Ancient Sky by Kent Nerburn. I finished it a week ago and I’m still thinking about it.

One of the subject matters is how Native American children were treated in the 1930s and 1940s, in particular. It ain’t pretty. I couldn’t turn the page fast enough. What these people – children – suffered was harrowing and horrific.

I don’t like to think of any human being, or, for that matter, any animal being treated that way.

It’s just a book, I told myself while I tried to block the images from my mind. No doubt, probably terrible things like that probably happened but this is just a book.

Then! Then I noticed that the main character’s last name was oddly the same last name as the book’s author. (Got to get up pretty early in the morning to pull one over on me.) I looked it up and best I can figure The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo is a fictionalized account of these events as experienced by the author.


It’s powerful. Very powerful.

I kept wishing Walt Longmire would show up, get rid of the evil-doers, and ride off into the sunset.

Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) stars as sheriff on “Longmire.”







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