Twenty-five years, and my Mount Saint Helens Letter

May 8, 2020 was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the day our son Bill committed suicide after and in response to being assaulted in a bashing based on his sexual orientation. I knew it was coming but when I woke up that morning it hadn’t struck me yet when our son Noel sent me a text …

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Our Upcoming Art Sale, and “My wife, Gabi Clayton, makes art.”

My husband, Alec Clayton, wrote this on February 12, 2020, and it makes me very happy and proud to know he feels this way about my art: My wife, Gabi Clayton, makes art. For all the thirty some odd years that I was painting and exhibiting my paintings in galleries, hardly anybody even knew she was …

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In an Empty Green Room

In an Empty Green Room – by Gabi Clayton there are times now when I recognize that I have forgotten you spaces now where you are absent even in the everyday minutiae until my finger brushes against the tag from the crematorium kept in the same glass tray I keep earrings in and I recognize once again that you will always be seventeen you …

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Wa are having a Giant Home Studio Art Sale this weekend!

Please join us this weekend for the Claytons’  Giant Home Studio Art Sale! More than 150 paintings and drawings! Crazy low prices! We have been severely impacted by the financial meltdown and have both lost work we depend on to meet our basic living expenses. So … we’re having a two-day art sale at our …

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My Savory Oatmeal

Breakfast this morning was savory oatmeal. Yum! I used leftover rolled oats with a spoonful of peanut butter (chunky), soy milk (vanilla flavored), red chili flakes, Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning (which is sea salt, mustard seeds, black peppercorns, coriander, onion, garlic, paprika and chili peppers) and Jamaican (spicy) curry powder from Buck’s Fifth Avenue – …

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