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A Memory Book

I had a small children’s book with me in Portland. It’s an old Dick and Jane reader from the 1950’s. We were to use the pages as a palette for working in our passports. 26 more words

Art Journaling

Intuitive Painting - Ignite Your Creativity

Immerse yourself in the world of abstract artist and intuitive painter Flora Bowley.

In this epic three-part course, you’ll not only learn how to observe the world around you and tap into your creative intuition, but also how to take a brave, curious and open-minded approach to painting with acrylics. 20 more words


“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