Summer Reset

Cassandra Tondro, "America," abstract art

Hi Friends,

It’s the end of summer, and I’ve decided to take a break from writing this newsletter for a while. I need some time to refocus and think about what it is that I want to write. What’s my perspective? What’s my purpose in writing this? What is it that I want to convey? And does that mesh with what you want to hear?

These are the things I’ll be pondering over the coming weeks, and I hope to return with new insights and ideas.

In the meantime, I wish you all a lovely end-of-summer. Thank you for following along. I’m grateful that you’re here with me, and I appreciate all of your kind comments and words. I’ll see you again soon! Be well.

What are your end of summer plans? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.

With love and appreciation,

Painting at top: “America,” 36 x 48 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas



  1. Hi Cassandra

    Sorry to hear you are having a re-think about your blog. In a strange way I looked forward to receiving them.

    I don’t respond often, but I am interested in your observations.

    I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but I ‘found your musings a little strange right after you had your hair cut short. After this event I felt that you were bordering on the religious. Me? I am an atheist, although I did go to church classes as a youngster. On reflection, I think I took the right path and can honestly say that I don’t think that any religion could offer me anything. If you pushed me, I quite liked the Incas who worshipped the sun. I guess that is the practical person in me. After all without the sun, we are all dead.

    Sorry to end on a somber note.

    Kind regards


    1. Hi John. Thanks for your comments! I’m not planning to stop writing altogether. I’m just taking a break to get my bearings and refocus. As you might imagine, it’s a challenge to find something meaningful to write about every week. And I do get a lot of feedback from people pushing me one way or another. Some people like the more personal posts, and others don’t. Some people want me to stick strictly to art, and others prefer it when I veer off onto other topics. I need time to think about what my purpose is here and what it is that I want to write about now.

      FYI: I’m not religious at all! I wasn’t raised with any religion, and I don’t currently practice religion. But I am spiritual. I’m interested in things like quantum physics and energy, frequencies and vibrations, and the connections between us all.

      Take care!

    2. Happened upon this; strictly accidental. I won’t revisit because the thought of following someone’s path or journey or w/e, if that person has no Spiritual direction, and no belief in God, The One God, is plainly, unsatisfying, since it takes me nowhere! There is no purpose to following the hollowness. The mere fact that you attributed atheism as a critical issue to point out *flaws* in Cassandra’s need to think things through, shows how empty you are. No soul. For that reason only, I am replying, to say I will pray for you, Johnb.

  2. Hi,

    I love your posts, some I read in detail and some not.

    As a fellow artist I would say and I’m sure you realise that a week is a short period of time and I imagine sometimes writing either becomes a chore or it distracts from your own process.
    At the same time it’s also nice discipline.

    Just a few thoughts on your post.. –
    Maybe have a break and carry on as before. ..
    Move to fortnightly written posts with maybe a gallery of Art work sent on the weeks you don’t write ..
    Write an irregular timed blog when you feel inspired!

    It’s only really the beginning of the summer holidays here in Devon, SW , UK, the next few weeks should be good!
    Best wishes, and thanks for all your lovely work and words,


    1. Thanks for your ideas, Carole! Yes, maybe I will change the format of when I write. I don’t know. It’s all up for grabs right now, and I’m waiting to see what feels right for the future. I appreciate you following along! Have a great summer holiday.

  3. I love that you are taking some to go within and see what feels right to you now. We are always changing and evolving and it can be helpful to pause and regroup. I can relate and I celebrate you for honoring what feels right to you in this moment.

    I enjoy reading your posts and seeing your art! I’m sure that you’ll follow your inspiration and I look forward to seeing what you sparks you!

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