The Circle

4/20/16 Notes to Myself: The CIRCLE. I came upon the question above this past week as I was in the process of creating a book for my daughter. She is graduating from art school next month and I was looking for some inspirational thoughts to pair with a compilation of images of her and her […]

Collaboration of Resources

4/9/15 Notes to Myself: “You can’t create in a vacuum. Life gives you the material and dreams can propel new beginnings.” -Byron Pulsifer Life does give one “material”. I love that! However, this often means I need time in quiet to distill the multitude of material that can be contained in a day vying for […]

Your Art and Acceptance

“If the need for acceptance is the need to have your work accepted as art, then the accompanying fear is finding it dismissed as craft, hobby, decoration–or as nothing at all” Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland Last week I posted about the need to be understood as part of the process […]

Art Making, Uncertainty and Tolerance

“Uncertainty is the essential, inevitable and all-pervasive companion to your desire to make art. And tolerance for uncertainty is the prerequisite to succeeding.” Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland As this week unfolds I consider how “uncertainty”  and “tolerance” are incorporated into my painting. Questions for consideration: How do I relate to […]