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chameleon_muse

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I paint & write satire while also being a micro manager involving communication disorders & extremism.

Mother of micro preemie miracles, Jake and Julia (14); join us as we navigate life and modern healthcare & life with multiple disabilities.

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chameleon_muse, to writing
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#WritersCoffeeClub Apr 15 -
Describe your perfect writing conditions.

Same as I live, amidst chaos.
Pushed to the emotional limits of escapism.

Anytime, anywhere.

#writing #painting #watercolor

chameleon_muse, to Bloomscrolling
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Saw this recently. Love these orchids. ❤️

#bloomscrolling #photography #flowers

chameleon_muse, to Bloomscrolling
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chameleon_muse, to random
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#writerscoffeeclub
7 - Complete this phrase: I write because…

it's a place of freedom I cannot find in real life.

That_One_Guy, to animals
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If anybody was looking for a touch of cute this Sunday afternoon, I might have found it.

Sorry, I post too many cat pictures, but they make it hard not to. 😻

chameleon_muse,
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@That_One_Guy
Awww...

That_One_Guy, to Flowers
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Hello friends, I hope you're all having a good day. We went to the 2024 Orchid Show at the MO Botanical Garden today, and I want to share some of the pictures I took. The lighting could have been better, but I have a whole month to go back a few more times.

Brief descriptions and scientific names in alt text.

Have a great afternoon!

#flowers #bloomscrolling #orchids #orchidshow #MOBotanicalGarden #STL #StLouis #today

A delicate pink orchid with pink petals edged in white with a yellow center. Vanda hybrid
An orchid with pink and white petals growing vertically. (V. sanderiana 'Athena' X V. coerulea 'CF Indigo') Orchidaceae
An orchid with purple and white petals and a dark purple center. Phalaenopsis KV Beauty Phalaenopsis hybrid Z (Unknown parentage) Orchidaceae

chameleon_muse,
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@That_One_Guy
What a gorgeous place. Thanks for sharing.

That_One_Guy, to Parenting
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We're stuck at the roller rink for a school event and I'm having a good laugh with my wife. 🛼 It's nice to still connect after all these years. 😊

#parenting #ProudDad

chameleon_muse,
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@That_One_Guy
Aww, sounds like fun.

chameleon_muse, to Flowers
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Flower love ❤️

#flowers #photography #sunfun

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chameleon_muse, to random
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#WordWeavers Jan 11 --Did you realize what writing was going to be like when you started?

No. It was like finding my own expansive playroom. Endless fun. Then it got dark. I had to unpeel trauma and I fell in love with the background process of emotional coding.

chameleon_muse, to random
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#WritersCoffeeClub Jan 11: Do you use dream sequences in your work? How do you feel about them?

Ooh that's kind of slippery as so much involves the discovery complexity of magical realism and (potential false) memory recall. The characters are manipulators who prefer delusion. They have dreams.

I feel they are tricky and yet necessary for my style of storytelling.

#amwriting #evokative

chameleon_muse, to photography
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I've been spending a lot of time outside. The snow has been pretty but seriously making runs challenging.

#photography #wichitawild

That_One_Guy, to Battlemaps
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Good morning friends, cronies and the rank and file, welcome to Monday! I'm at my desk, not quite bright-eyed and bushy-tailed but I'm here. 😜 The sunrise this morning from the parking lot was subdued and went well with my mood and coffee. ☕

Have a wonderful day! Let me know if you're seeing snow. ❄️ Apparently there are a few storms dumping the stuff around the country, here included.

#goodmorning #Monday #STL #sunrisephotography #winterweather #snow

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@That_One_Guy
Gorgeous shot! We had snow a few days ago, now raining. Missed out on the larger blizzard occurring.

chameleon_muse,
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@That_One_Guy
This has been a snowy year for us. Are you all in the coming artic temperature drops by the end of the week? I think our high is going to be like 14 for days. 🥶

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@That_One_Guy
oh I hate winter. Stay warm.

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#WordWeavers 6 MC: What would you ask a Genie if you weren't sure how they'd interpret your words & believed they might trick you?

Paint me a picture of love. Touch only me.

#amwriting #evokative #watercolor

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chameleon_muse, to Kansas
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Wichita is so pretty in the dark. Christmas drone tour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nI6ZdqqV-A

#kansas #wichitawild

*edited to add a description

chameleon_muse, to random
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#Wordweavers 22 - How did you decide you wanted to write a book?

Survival. Necessity. Holding onto a last bit of hope in an otherwise unfair situation. ~So many reasons. But the biggest one was to provide a better life for my kids. They outgrew their backyard pool which I used for their physical therapy. I physically could no longer lift them in/out of the water and so I chose to focus on what I could control. Channeling pain into purposeful adventure. That was 2015.

That_One_Guy, to random
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I just got an unexpected merit raise independent of my annual review! It was quite a surprise. 🥳 My Friday leveled up.

chameleon_muse,
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@That_One_Guy From the year you've had, you deserve it! Hope it's gotten better.

chameleon_muse, to random
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#writerscoffeeclub 21 - When writing, are you ever distracted thinking about a future project?

Yes but that's due to my own ability to imagine the future. For instance, blending the SM/publishing landscape - which is already awful to navigate and how my work would be improperly dissected, stolen or displayed. It's upsetting.

Creatives shouldn't have to deal with this kind of pressure. Everything is stacked against us.

chameleon_muse, to Bloomscrolling
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Saw this today. 🌹 💕

#BloomScrolling #photography

chameleon_muse, to random
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#Wordweavers 20 - What would make your MC give up?

Colbie doesn't see it as giving up but rather escaping lost causes because her world is full of manipulators who enjoy playing games to avoid accountability and she's a serious person.

#amwriting #evokative

beechsundowner, to Birds

Glorious day to be out taking pictures. 52F air temperature is way below normal for my area (Mississippi USA). Pelicans were holding a big bird conference is my guess on this flock hanging out on an island near my house.

Pelicans are a very skittish bird and very strange. No sounds could be heard other than wind and water lapping on shore. They don’t make a sound.

Close up of pelicans all facing left in picture.
Close up of pelicans preening their feathers.
Pelicans seen from a distance.

chameleon_muse,
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@beechsundowner
No plans, just a lot of cooking with the kids.

A video would be awesome! Here the geese this year have been insane. I was driving around today on the outskirts and saw yet another large flock of thousands. I don't remember seeing so many geese in my life. But am missing the usual backyard birds. Very few doves and blackbirds.

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