Las Vegas Wedding!

On September 29, 2007, I participated in a circus-themed extravaganza love-fest of a wedding, and married my love Jim Slonina. Jim is an actor and currently works as a clown for the Las Vegas spectacle “Le Reve”, so we pulled in the circus theme with an air-jumper, popcorn and cotton candy machines, Steve August juggling, […]

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My Father’s Memory

October 25th was the one year anniversary of my father’s passing. I can hardly believe it has been a whole year, with so many changes filling the time in between. To honor him on this day, I scattered some of his ashes at a favorite cove beach here in Maine. I have been doing these […]

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Happy Birthday Jimmy!

Before starting the community mural project I am working on in Minnesota, I flew home to Las Vegas to surprise my boyfriend Jim for his birthday. He was at a bar with friends when he was led outside to the alley to open his “present”. He hadn’t seen me for 5 weeks and wasn’t expecting […]

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Love in Las Vegas

photo by Tomasz Rossa Okay, folks, now for the real reason I am sticking around Las Vegas! About three weeks after my dad died, I met this clown…. literally. My new boyfriend Jim is a clown for the water / air circus spectacle “Le Reve” at the Wynn casino. After dating about three months while […]

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Robert Barcus 1940-2005

This blog was supposed to be about art, and yet life keeps intruding. I flew back to Chicago on October 24 to face the shocking and painful news that my father unexpectedly passed away in his sleep. Here is a picture of my parents relaxing at a late-night art performance, in happier times. My sister […]

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Tornado hits Minnesota!

On June 20, a tornado and wind storm hit both the county I am living in (Ottertail) and the county I am working in (Wadena). I was painting the mural indoors at the Wadena Emporium when the storm hit: the sky turned green with black swirling clouds, hail rained down, and the windows shook. Then […]

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