Redeemed Acrylic on Canvas

This painting is a bit larger, 18×22, I think. I found a photograph of two horses in this type of pose and something about it was vey compelling to me. I have been wanting to paint from that inspiration for months. I called this “Redeemed.” I listened to my JJ playlist (Jesus Jams. For real,…

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Art Journaling Memories of Mexico: Cobblestones

cobble stones art journaling

We are all so busy these days. I sometimes feel like conversations are limited to bullet points; you know, catching up on the high points (or low points) and so much is left unshared. As I get older, these bullet points are taken up with more health related items than I would like to admit.…

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Art Journaling on Tuesdays

art journaling huntsville

Recently I taught a class for Art Journaling at UAH’s program, OLLI. We had a great time and I look forward to teaching it again. At the end of the class I asked if anyone would be interested in a weekly “Open Studio” for Art Journaling, where people could bring their art journals and materials…

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A Collaboration

Lowe Mill took part in a Creative Exchanges Initiative that brought artists from Haiti to Lowe Mill for a week. We were invited to participate by having an artist visit our studio and if possible, collaborate on a project. I was happy to be a part of this creative exchange and welcomed Mike to studio…

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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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