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The Open Door

On Friday I was painting a picture of blood in a park. It is a beautiful painting that seems at first serene, but as one looks upon it more deeply there is an undercurrent of stress.  It is the jacket painting of Gina Neff.  The title is “Under Pressure. “  I painted this painting under a deadline.  I would be giving it to Gina at the Health Foo gathering in Boston that evening.  I painted while listening to an NPR report an ever-widening lock down in Boston.  There was a manhunt for the two fugitives who were believed to be behind the Boston Marathon bombing several days before. So I painted blood where it should not be.  Gushing in the park. Gina Neff suffered from preeclampsia when her twin boys were born.  Her blood pressure was dangerously high after the births and did not return to normal levels for weeks…

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Three Asks: One Blog

Well, June is almost upon us and with June comes our third gathering of The Walking Gallery!!! I have three major asks within this blog and I know many of you are pressed for time so: 1.     Please register to attend the June 2, 7-9 pm gathering of The Walking Gallery 3, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4900 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 2.   Dear Friends, Gregory Downing and Lygeia Riccardi brought to my attention that scholorships were now available for this event so we are no longer having a flash mob walk at Health Data Palooza.  Instead apply for a scholarship and attend and walk if you are inspired to walk and chat if you are inspired to chat. Here is the link: http://healthdatapalooza.org/get-involved/how-consumers-and-patients-can-participate-in-the-health-datapalooza/ 3.     Donate to theMedstartr fund to create a Mini-Documentary on the Walking Gallery The Walking Gallery 3 For the past two years The Walking Gallery…