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“With each new painting, I challenge myself
to do something — anything — that I’ve never done before.
This game keeps me from falling into habitual ruts…

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On the Canvas...and other thoughts...

Instead of mapping out a course for yourself, or following your usual path, take an intuitive wander instead…  *

I start out in frustration.  I don’t like what is on the canvas so I ‘paint the fence’ in shades of orange (realizing just now how my color choice mirrors my mood)… 477 more words

Musings And Explorations

on creativity, intuition and making time

“You should make books and sell them at the Farmer’s market!” said a co-commuter, as we were waiting for the train this morning.

I was bringing in a large unused canvas I had stashed in our shed to give to a coworker, and my commuter friend asked me, “Oh, do you paint?” 861 more words


this week {words & pictures}

This week has me dreaming of spring, can you believe it is already the end of February?  I am so happy I spent the month participating in… 313 more words

Musings And Explorations

From the High Dive

Happy 2016!

It’s been a while. I could wax on about the whys and wherefores—about the assault on my sensibilities as Paris and San Bernardino were terrorized, about the vanities and vagaries of politics (Oy!), about the family dramas and health crises of loved ones—about the avalanche of words and emotion that overflowed in my head, but strangled the words in my throat and left the page blank. 1,196 more words


Poppy fields

My obsession with poppies continues. This painting was created when I couldn’t decide what to do with a painting that was “too busy” and toned it down by outlining poppies with acrylic paints. 18 more words

Art Techniques

Meeting Flora

The first thing my daughter asked was, “Will she have her dog with her when we meet her?”.  She did and Pearl is super sweet. 54 more words