Artists Works In Progress Writing

Photograph of What “Accidental Letter” Should But Doesn’t Look Like Looks Like and Makes Artists and Writers Go Mad.

Letter Once made comment when in early stage of corresponding about reaching a certain destinations.  Friends have been pushing me over past 3 decades to write a book. And my response has always been the same: “About what?”  But they persisted.  They wouldn’t budge. Eventually, those reflections transitioned into a mantra—the invisible tattoo on my […]

Chicago Betty Classical Composition MUSIC Piano


  Piano Composition by Hood & Gudgalis (1984) Musical Influences: Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven  Art by BB Hood   One day, many years ago, not long before I would give birth to my first child, and then my second, I waited for the man I would later marry, who was editing a film at a studio […]

Chicago Betty Essays Fiction Perspective


Nudge I nudge my cardiovascular system by extending my daily journey from the Dark Kitchen Room to The Light Room Of Many Windows and the kitchen and the light room of many windows and…the… It sure is bright in there. There’s a world of difference between them. Both serve a purpose. But really. Who would […]

Chicago Betty POEMS and POETRY

Morning Prayer – Reasoning with God (VISUAL VERSION)

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Untitled (Watercolor, 2018)

Untitled, 2018