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  • a happy, ordinary, middle-aged, suburban woman who paints odd pictures, gardens in a straw hat, lives with the love of her life, is owned by one cat and the ghosts of several others, and walks a little funny 'cause she has a fake leg. She started this website because there's more to life than what we lose, and we need to let each other know what's possible, even if it's only a happy, ordinary life.

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    sara at saraarts dot com

    Make sure the subject line of your correspondence is clear and specific. I do not open e-mails from strangers unless I can tell in advance that I want to read them.

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Penny Richards

Lovely, Sara! Your photograph of your mother is especially compelling in contrast--your crisp black-and-white interior portrait, among her colorful landscapes and botanical images.

Glad you like the biographical posts--they seem to be a popular feature, according to our sitemeter, and I enjoy writing them up.


Thanks, Penny.

I'm not surprised those posts are so popular. They are excellent, informative and enlightening. Even when the stories are marked by sadness, I always feel I've been given something when I read them.

Please keep up the great work!



I'm glad that you were able to find some peace, and I thank you for introducing me to the Disabilities Study Blog--I'm a Temple alum (Law '01), and it's great to see such a wonderful representation of the school in the blogosphere. Hope your mom is enjoying her day.


Great post. and beautiful art.



Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.


Especially love the portrait of you at 16, and what you say about it--that your mother is there, just out of the frame, as she still is.

A beautiful and moving piece, Sara.

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