A Cool Fifteen to Creativity
Getting started is hard.
As tempting as it is to wait for inspiration
and as wonderful as it is when our beginning is lock step with being inspired
there are more days….
where we must simply…Read more
Feeling Your Way to Creativity
When you look at a rose and think to paint it, might it first make sense to leave behind the mechanics of painting and instead, look within your heart about how the presence of the rose makes you feel? The emotions that you possess about what it is that you are experiencing —-this is the gold to mine to create your art.Read more
The Magic of Beginnings
My two cents worth on getting started?
Begin from where you are at this very moment— doing what you can with what you have.
A story about you in Paris…
‘A snapshot of you in Paris. Musings and watercolor stories coming to life in the journal you hold. Maybe a bit nostalgic, thinking of a young Hemingway writing away in the cafe you now sit, munching on your pastry and café. You sweep the hair back off your brow and begin tracing the lines of…Read more
To become we must let go of what, where and sometimes even who we think we are.Read more
What’s Belief Got to Do With It?
Perhaps the biggest thing that has stood in my way is my own belief that I was less…Read more
Doorways to Creativity
Creativity keeps a wide berth of one who can’t be silent long enough to hear their own heart–so what’s an artist to do?Read more
Imagine — In Gratitude for Artists
A world without.
We would still have grand beauty no doubt
For there are the canyons deep and turquoise reefs
And the falling of nature painted leaves
And the dance of swallows in a murmur
And the pacing of the jungle lion
The sound of the rain
And the visions of the starry nights and rainbows days
But when we add in the artists—what we get is this beautiful planet and the heavens beyond translated into new ways of seeing and touching and feeling— laced with human emotionRead more
Trouble doesn’t last always- but life may look permanently different and may never be the same. There can still be beauty in the change. A grateful heart allows that beauty to sink in, truly warming our spirit and lives. The season of life may make nature’s season difficult to understand or relate to, but we have a choice…always! Choose thanksgiving and more gratitude will come into your life. Give to receive! Be thankful in all and life will give beauty back to you!Read more