Creative Roots…

7/6/16 Notes to Myself: Creative roots…where do they originate? I want to say some of mine came from my family of origin. Both my mother and my father in my opinion were creative thinkers and innovative in many ways. Artists figuratively and literally. In my unconscious observation I internalized this experience. I think it got […]

Larger than Life

6/26/15 Notes to Myself: Larger than life… Well this is a literal interpretation and what greeted me as I approached the entrance to The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton,NJ. What came to my awareness was how paintings often have the same profound effect on my senses. What is it that makes a work of art […]

Change is Inevitable!

5/22/15 Notes to Myself: “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” John Lennon Change is inevitable no matter what I do or don’t do. Most change is infinitely small and only noticed at various tipping points where the sum of parts seems to suddenly take effect. It’s like looking in the […]

Extension and Expression

“In time, as an artist’s gestures become more assured, the chosen tools become almost an extension of the artist’s own spirit.  In time, exploration gives way to expression.” Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland One of the most important things I’ve learned is commitment to the process of painting.  All work counts. […]

Catering to Fears

“…catering to fears of being misunderstood leaves you dependent upon your audience. “ Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland This week I am brought back to considering how the need to be understood affects my process of art  making.   Questions for consideration: What contributes to my feeling “understood”? Do I understand […]

One Painting at a Time…

One Painting at a Time…One Day at a Time. I’m reminded over the past weeks how my journey as an artist so clearly parallels my life.  The two are not separate entities but a beautiful dynamic relationship from which patience can be developed and is frequently needed. What I am learning to embrace is the […]

Right Livelihood: Are You Following Yours?

We are all born with gifts and talents. Area’s where we have an innate ability to connect and share in a meaningful, life giving way.   A way that is natural for us and enhanced as we develop our skills in that area.  We are fulfilled and at the same time empowered to help others. One […]