I’ve joined a global art project

My friend Kami gave our little group of friends each a wonderful gift. It’s a small blank sketchbook, which is no ordinary sketchbook. First, it came in this packaging: Anything I have to open by unwinding red string is magic. Now I need to pick a theme from their list, though the content can be…

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I want to be an artist when I grow up

Fairy Library

I’m learning what lies beneath technique and style, I’m learning about substance. I’m searching for my voice and my song. I’m learning that there is poetry in paint and I want to see it, and I want to create it. I’m finding colors and shades and texture in new places, But I like it best…

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Three Paintings Dealing with Grief

dealing with grief

     This is the a trio of paintings I started and finished not long after my mom passed away. For the last few months before this I couldn’t paint – not just because of time, but I was feeling carved out inside. And honestly, the last thing I wanted to do was examine my feelings…

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Enjoy the Imperfect

There are so many reasons I should not have posted this graphic. For one thing, I don’t even know how to do calligraphy properly. Yet, here I am posting this for anyone to see! Not only that but I tore the paper too close to the bottom edge so it’s not centered. But you know…

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Here’s the thing about memories…they give you the opportunity to relive something that happened once. There are favorite memories that we keep tucked away in our hearts, bringing them out to enjoy and cherish, and there are not-so-great-memories…but even those can serve in a positive way if they remind us of what is no longer…

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100% Present

be present

When fear and worry and anxiety (aren’t they the same thing?) about what might happen next week, next month…tomorrow….set in, I am reminded to stay 100% present in this moment, right now. When I am busy and doing something it’s easier, because I can focus on the task at hand. It’s those moments between tasks…

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