Oh Opera! Please don’t close!

Just because I haven't been active on here for the last three years, doesn't mean you have to be mad at me and close. Well, of course that isn't the reason but I guess all things shall pass. One more post for old times' sake. I'd like to keep in touch with you. I have a few of your emails. I'm also on Facebook under Pamela Sabbia. There are two. One that is NOT active has no photo in the profile pic. I can't seem to make that one go away. The active one has a drawing in it and drawing of an auto part as the header. Send me a friend request if you'd like to stay in touch. Or send me your email.

Have been actively working in charcoal the last year. Here is one piece in the FMVA (Fargo Morehead Visual Artist) recent exhibit. It was called the Constraint show and had to do with "x" and whatever x meant to you, such as "times", October the tenth month, the number ten, etc. My piece had a lot of masks in it and I thought of a particular person who wore lots of masks. He was a liar. This piece is called "Ten Times Ten Plus a Thousand Lies". My granddaughter was mimicking the demon in the picture and making a roaring sound. Here's a very grainy closeup:

I will miss this place. I knew Scott Cumming on another site and he got me to come over to Opera. Posting my art and poetry and chatting with everyone really got me through a bad time.

Be well. Be kind. Be happy. Be creative.

Love you.


About pam

I am retired from real 9 to 5 jobs. I do my artwork and occasionally write poetry. In September 2010, I moved to Fargo, ND after spending 60 years in Phoenix, Arizona. Now, five years later, July 2015, I'm back in Arizona. And yes, I love the heat!
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16 Responses to Oh Opera! Please don’t close!

  1. SittingFox says:

    Love your work in charcoal. I sometimes use a little of it in pencil drawings to add depth. Sounds like an interesting theme for that show.Poor old Opera 😦 I never saw this day coming. But I've had to get out the removal van and salvage my posts before the demolition order is put into force. I'm now on WordPress (will post the link in due course – I'm still tidying up my new blog) and it'd be great if you moved across too. It's reasonably straightforward.Otherwise, I'll see you on FB! πŸ™‚

  2. PainterWoman says:

    It was an interesting theme. I'm not always good at coming up with something when they post a theme for a new show. It takes me so long to finish a work that I balk at starting a new one, so I usually look at several pieces I'm working on to see if it goes with the theme. If not, I don't enter. Yeah, poor opera. I never saw it coming either. Well, I take that back. Alexander Aas left his opera job six months or so ago and posted about it. For some reason, that got me to wondering. I'll have to think about moving everything. I've been making sure I have all my poems at least. We'll get to the rest later. I am glad there are several of my opera friends on FB.

  3. PainterWoman says:

    Aww…..Felix and Dave. Felix, you had such interesting posts about the area in which you life. And Dave, well your posts just made me burst out laughing sometimes. Are either of you on FB? Or on the Opera Friends FB page? There is one. OK, here's my FB account: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pamela.sabbiaIt should come up the one with the line drawing as a profile picture. I didn't know it had any kind of setting on it to not accept friends. Will check on that. There is a way of sending messages that will go into "other" messages rather than "friends".

  4. slackwrdave says:

    Originally posted by PainterWoman:

    There is a way of sending messages that will go into "other" messages rather than "friends".

    There is a message for you in "other."Just got a messenger popup that you got it. :up:

  5. claudeb says:

    Pam, I have my Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/felixp7/ — drop a comment and I'll be happy to describe the photos that intrigue you in detail. As for my old blog posts, I intend to archive them here: http://felix.plesoianu.ro/wiki/index.php/DigitalThoughts/DigitalThoughts (as you can see, I've started a while ago but never continued), but only the most interesting of them, those that garnered the most feedback. I hope that will be worth something.

  6. slackwrdave says:

    Originally posted by PainterWoman:

    Alexander Aas left his opera job six months or so ago and posted about it. For some reason, that got me to wondering.

    I noticed that, too. Also, I was surprised to see Espen Øverdahl (EspenAO) back to make the grand announcement. MyOpera was kind of his baby for a long time, then he disappeared from here until the announcement.Originally posted by PainterWoman:

    I'll have to think about moving everything. I've been making sure I have all my poems at least. We'll get to the rest later.

    Even if you don't feel like working with your blog here anymore, I hope you'll consider moving it somewhere for archival reasons. wordpress.com does a nice job of myopera importation, but there are other options.I'll send you a message on FB as we have had a good run here on myopera. I felt like I moved cross-country with you. Your writing was so personal and nice on it.I think your FB account is set not to accept friend requests, at least as I found the other night, so I'll try sending you a message there so you can look for me. I'd like to continue some of the fun there.

  7. Dacotah says:

    Guess we have until March 1st here. sighsThink I will have to go to Facebook because WordPress is getting me to upset. :DWow, time sure flies, your granddaughter was still small when we last saw her. πŸ™‚

  8. claudeb says:

    Originally posted by PainterWoman:

    I am glad there are several of my opera friends on FB.

    I'm not. :right:

  9. Aqualion says:

    I've moved everything to this site: http://killjoke.wordpress.com/See you there!

  10. PainterWoman says:

    Carol, I may or may not move stuff over to wordpress. I get too busy to handle two blogs. We shall see. At least want to make sure I have stuff saved.Felix, thanks. I've saved your flickr and archive. I have a special folder for 'new blogs by opera friends'. Martin, thanks, it'll get saved too.

  11. Dacotah says:

    Take care. Guess you will just be on Facebook for now then. πŸ™‚

  12. SqueakeyCat says:

    Painter,If you'd like to keep in touch with me, I have my own forums, blog, and site, located at http://squeakeycat.net that you can go and register at and sign the guest book. This way, we can keep in touch, even without Opera. Though I enjoyed having all the friends I have here, on Opera.

  13. cerbeajr says:

    Pam, I am on FB now under Cee Boussom

  14. Deb Platt says:

    Welcome to WordPress, Pam. πŸ™‚

  15. meqanic says:

    Your World on paper and canvas, I like a lot πŸ˜€

  16. Claude says:

    Hello Pam πŸ™‚
    Thanks for your comment on my Opera’s blog. I have added your blog here to follow it.
    Maybe you know that Opera, like the Phenix, is now Vivaldi.net
    So I have opened an account there: https://vivaldi.net/community/profile/cloholdo

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