Facing Mountains

“Facing mountains”  is it a metaphor for life, a recipe for growth, or a path to freedom from everything that holds you back? My daughter told me about a young man this week who is doing things no one believed were possible. He is “facing mountains” with passion, courage and complete abandon to what logic […]

Craziness or Freedom?

Is it crazy to believe that we all have the choice to live the life we have imagined? Henry D. Thoreau has a wonderfully inspiring quote:  “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common […]

“Your Life is Your ARt”

For the past few months I have been experiencing what might be characterized as “artists or painter’s block”.  I feel as though all my skill and passion has suddenly disappeared, never to return.   Fortunately,  I have friends to share this with who understand and can listen.  There is some liberation in that  as I realize […]

Joy is My Compass

Do you ever experience something repeatedly over a short period of time to the point where you clearly see that your supposed to pay attention?  I’ve come to understand there are no coincidences in life. So when I experience these moments now I stop and listen because I believe I am being spoken to. “JOY” […]

Matisse at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has an outstanding exhibit running until March 17 of Matisse.  I had been wanting to take myself to see it and finally did last Saturday. As I got myself together and got on the train I wondered what I would experience.  Having prepared myself with a sketchbook […]

Home is Where the Art is

The phrase “home is where the heart is” has been on my mind lately.  I’m not sure why perhaps it rings true for me more clearly now.  I understand the meaning behind it a little better.  I suspect that the timing of this awareness is of a higher nature because at this juncture most of […]