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 […]

Talent – Does it Matter?

“Talent is a snare and a delusion. In the end, the practical questions about talent come down to these:  Who cares? Who would know? and What difference would it make?  And the practical answers are: Nobody, Nobody, and None.”Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland Talent isn’t something I’ve thought about in a […]

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. […]

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 […]

Who’s creation is it?

“Who’s creation is it?”  Is that a personal question for an artist? Perhaps and perhaps an uncomfortable one to consider.  For me it’s a valuable opportunity for reflection and investigation into my own motivation for painting. Looking closely at the “why” behind what I do draws me to closer to truth and usually inspiration.  Often, […]

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 […]