Monday, September 27, 2010

I love Port Jervis!

I am having a love affair with the small town (city?) where I bought a house/studio last year. It's not fancy and hasn't "happened" yet like nearby Milford, Pa, but it has a gritty edge that I love. The town does festivals and parades and has a bunch of antique shops where many Manhattan dealers get some of their stock.

Yesterday we had something called a Fall Foliage Festival with food and music and people selling all varieties of objects. There was a display of vintage cars and a wonderful, vibrant crowd of people enjoying the day.

The town is very friendly and there is an emerging art scene growing, I think. My heart is sad every time I have to drive away from the place and it quickens when I see it from Route 84, nestled by the Delaware River in a valley. And did I mention there is a NJ Transit/Metronorth train from Penn Station?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Event 9/17

Look/See turns
Into late night love
Moonlight in the inky sky.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


My life consists of making lists. And making lists of lists. I have tried to perfect a way of making lists that are all-inclusive, yet don't have to be rewritten on a daily basis and I have concluded it is impossible.

I have scraps of paper and post its and things stapled to my planner and lists tucked inside my planner...I wonder how much time I waste even making my lists? Could I ever go cold turkey? I don't think so.

An effective way to make decisions is by making lists. You put down the pros and the cons and weigh and see how they add up. Something super-important gets counted more than once.

I wonder whether people I admire made lists. Lists by Gandhi, Jesus, Giotto and Socrates might be interesting to have a look at. Are there any lists on Egyptian walls, I wonder?

How un-monumental my lists are. "Buy screw anchors," indeed.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Julia Healy, Summer, 2010

Long Time, No Blog

So it's been awhile. I've been super-busy with moments of paralysis inbetween. When I would have a thought or image to post, time went somewhere else, priorities went there, too and somehow, neglect has set in. I will try to do better.

The divorce from PT has been hard for me to understand and I guess I could use the fact that I've been trying to self-reflect and learn from it as an excuse for not attending to things like my blogs.

I'm rising from the ashes. I had a brief, enjoyable fling with a crazy man that had to end for my own sanity, school has started and the major dirty work on the country house is almost over.

On October 16 and 17 Orange County's Art Council is having an Open Artists' Studio Tour. My new studio will be on it (21 East Main Street, Port Jervis, NY), as well as a couple of local friends whose work I admire. Save the date. On the evening of the 16th, the local art gallery (UpFront Gallery) will be having a reception, so you'd get a huge dose of art from this area that day.

I will try to post daily. In the meantime, I'm going to add a few pictures...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Haiku for You

Thinking of the fire
That blazed next to our bodies
And in my heart, too.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

April Poem

Something reawakened
Long forgotten and dormant;
A burst of blossoms in Spring
When I thought all was Winter.

Monday, April 26, 2010

April 26, 2010

Monday the 26th. Cooked my first meal in the new kitchen in Port Jervis this past weekend and had a lovely time doing Pysanky with my children and a few friends. What is Pysanky, you ask? Ukranian Egg Decoration, although we take the concept into a whole new direction. I’ll post photos next week, after I get back to the house.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tree Soldiers (Photograph)

So Folks...

There has been a long hiatus here. Why?? Tumult. Separation. Deaths of friends. Moving. Sadness. And now with the buds of Spring I find myself hopeful, renewed and ready to continue on my life path. My new studio is almost done and the house in Port Jervis will be ready for visitors soon, too.

Pierre wanted to leave and I was not going to stand in his way. What happened? Ask him and then please tell me! I'm still in the dark.

I have my forest fire painting up at the Upfront Gallery in Port Jervis and it describes my last year perfectly, so I've titled it "Autobiography."

I'll try to stay in touch...

Autobiography at the Upfront Gallery

Adelphi Presentation with Harry Wong

IMG_1683, originally uploaded by Julia Healy Photos.

Julia Healy speaking at the Nassau Tract workshop on "The Creative Classroom."