Thoughts and


A Fresh Start

January 9, 2016

The beginning of a New Year comes with bountiful possibilities and to many, excitement for the new and relief at releasing the old. My New Year came with some turmoil and much reflection on the meaning of things that pass away from us, most often too quickly. I was in the deepest of moods the […]

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Passionately Curious…

November 28, 2015

I read a quote that has been attributed to Albert Einstein that goes like this: “I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.” Whether Albert Einstein said this or not really doesn’t matter.  The truth of that statement rings true to me.  As a writer and painter, Curiosity and Passion play a role in my […]

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I was honored to be a “guest speaker” at a parent/student program at Kealakehe Elementary School in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This program is called “ABC Read to Me”.  As a local author I was asked to read aloud from my own book, Pink Elephants and Chocolate Éclairs, Memoir of a Border Town Chica (girl), to the families attending this program.  The evening […]

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Coming Up For Air

October 29, 2015

Funny how the mind can get sucked up by the outer swirlings and goings on of Mother Nature.  I suspect that my mental compass and energy level has been affected with the recent local floods and flash floods, county civil defense sirens constantly running across the television screen and the loud emergency alerts on our cell […]

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I Shut My Eyes…

August 28, 2015

I SHUT MY EYES IN ORDER TO SEE… Paul Gauguin MAYBE, just maybe I should have given this painting that title.  “I Shut my eyes in order to see”, acrylic on canvas by Patricia Missler. However, it’s a newly completed commission for a Texas client who wanted something very special for their baby girl who is […]

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Pint-size Creative Energy

August 15, 2015

The “Great Aunt” with the “Great Niece” Creative energy comes in all shapes, sizes, and forms.  The fact that I live in Hawaii means that my senses are constantly surrounded by and engulfed daily in Creative Energy.  Being open to new and unexpected sources of that creativity is the KEY.  You never know who, what, […]

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