Author Archives: Maura Satchell, contemporary artist and writer

About Maura Satchell, contemporary artist and writer

Contemporary artist, seeker, writer. Curious to a fault. I let the fates take me where they will and never say no to an adventure. That has led me on some heart-stirring journeys and impetuous choices. I regret nothing.

Paris, tu as volé mon cœur! (Paris, you have stolen my heart!)


Note: I’m publishing this entry one year later since it seemed so inappropriate to do so last year during the tragic news we were encountering daily. Though we still are still in the midst of this pandemic, I’m giving myself … Continue reading

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2020: That was some SHITSHOW!!!


What is there to say about 2020 other than glad it’s in the rear view mirror! I see that it’s been ages since I’ve posted anything and truth is, I don’t feel bad. It’s been so difficult to create, to … Continue reading

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Joining the ranks of the unemployed.


If you recall, I moved up here to take a high level position in December 2018, not quite two years ago. That role, that job security is no more as I was let go from my job today! Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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A glimmer of joy amidst the misery


Such a happy, happy day! My eldest son, Kris, married his beautiful bride, Vanessa! It was a small ceremony and gathering after and while COVID19 made it very difficult, I was able to get there, despite the travel embargo on … Continue reading

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Happy Sunday from our little world


One thing we have here is a gorgeous garden! Sunflowers, tomatoes galore, and so much more! It really gives me peace to be here amidst the flowers and plants.

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Shopping at a distance


It felt so strange. And sad. I met my sister at a grocery store in between our two locations so we might have a chance to connect. Instead, masked, gloved, and unable to hug, it made me so sad and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday T!


It felt like such a guilty pleasure… Not the decadent Rocky Point Creamery ice cream we were enjoying. It was the “We” that was so wonderful and gave me wonderful pleasure, but also made me wary… My sister-in-law and niece … Continue reading

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Spring’s Hope


Not lost to me in these days of horror and tragedy is the beauty that surrounds us this spring. We have a cute little courtyard and didn’t notice the beautiful weeping Cherry Tree in bloom until this year. It’s just … Continue reading

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Like Scarlett O’Hara, only masks, not a dress


In times of desperation, I get going! It’s been so weird processing this pandemic the way I have. First, I took to getting all the data I could to measure in a spreadsheet I created and track all the daily … Continue reading

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When loved ones really come through


We got back from our trip to France and the UK in the middle of the night two nights ago. It was a glorious trip, but a harrowing return once we arrived at JFK. We waited in a huge queue … Continue reading

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