7 Apr

During the Creative Process

A Delight for the Soul

Light is the greatest unnoticed force of transfiguration in the world:

it literally alters everything it touches
and through colour
dresses nature to delight, befriend, inspire and shelter us. ~John O’Donohue

I tend to do things in chunks of time. I write hard, I paint hard, I play hard, I teach hard 🙂
I am in my teaching phase at the moment—tucked away in a place that makes me feel like I am on Walden’s pond which means I will be writing and doing some watercolors while here too:)
Shreveport, Louisiana will be my home for the next few weeks while I paint and play away the hours—3 workshops here!
Before I mention that I have already partaken of the best strawberry pie in the south


or eaten at the local famous eatery featuring shrimp
—I should catch you up on my Lexington workshops 🙂
WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!! Lexington, KY is only about 20 minutes from my home so it was the best of all worlds—teaching at day and snuggling with the Eddies at night.


Gals and guy (Hi John!) from all over the United States – including California, Washington, Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,New Jersey, Canada and England made miles of beautiful art!
I never take for granted the artists that have chosen to take a few days out of their lives to spend with me. I spend all of myself on them —how could I not 🙂
Here they are, all smiles and open hearted, showing up and delivering the gifts they were born to give!

Lexington Workshop I


Nan, Barbara, Becky, Nancy, Paula, Ashley, Sandy, Carol, Marsha, Judith, Carolyn, Cheryl, Angela, Elizabeth, Janet, Diane, Karen, Mary Jean, Linda

Lexington Workshop II


Gail, Sandra, Claire, Nancy, Tammy, Barb, Debra, Julie, Judith, Caryn, Nina, Susan, Beverly, Prudy, Amelia Mimi, Cindy, Dodi, John, Carol

A hug and heartfelt thanks to each of the artists who hung out with me, supported each other, showed up and made some paintings!! You are each on your own inspired journey and what you do with your gift is of great importance!

Stay tuned for some southern springtime JOY!!
JUST A HEAD’S UP! My 2015 U.S. WORKSHOP DATES will be released end of the month (make sure you are subscribed if you’d like to get first notice–just CLICK HERE).
I’d love to meet AND paint with you 🙂 !

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“A Delight for the Soul”
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel

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  1. Lisa from Shreveport

    Surely someone has told you this already, but while in Shreveport, you must go visit the area behind the Norton Art Gallery and see the acres of huge azaleas in bloom in a beautiful setting. The flowers should be in full bloom this coming weekend. There are restrictions on taking photos because professional photographers have abused the privilege, but very much worth the trip. And a quick tour of the museum (free) is worth your time as well.

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