Past pastel study

Here is an older drawing of my wife, in pastel. I love layering the colors, it’s basically like dry painting. Or even more so like collage where you just place colors on top of one another. I always say I need to use pastels more, maybe this time! Greg Betza ©2021

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Community Support

Recently there was a big fire in a building in my neighborhood; about 12 blocks from where I live. Many, many people are without a home right now, and the Jackson Heights community has pulled together to donate the basic requirements of living for these displaced families – blankets, clothing, toiletries, etc. –  to bring […]

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Spring Fever

Spring followed me home. In the middle of the yard, while taking a morning walk, I spotted a pair of small purple flowers. As I asked a little closer and bent over to inspect I saw that they were in fact two little crocus. I planted crocus years ago on the opposite side of the […]

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The First Sighting

Passing by a little dirt bed along a brick wall I saw the first signs of Spring yesterday. Typically I keep my love for Winter to myself. More than once over the past few months—as the ground was endlessly covered in a blanket of snow—I reminisced with a friend about how this was what it […]

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The Last Day

The world will mark dates later this week that hold more weight for the past year, but today is the day I remember. The day I could not spend with the one I love and would rather be with. Who knew what was to come. A year later she sits by my side—my office mate, […]

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