Reason to Create

“…And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and […]

Up Close and Personal

I suppose every attempted painting calls for getting personal.  For me it’s always tied to my own life journey and in some way sharing something about myself in the context of a moment.  I don’t always recognize the connection but it’s usually there if I take time to step back and reflect.  And to take […]

Passionate or Crazy?

Over the past few weeks I have been reading a lot about Vincent van Gogh and my appreciation for the man and the artist has grown. Like many artists, van Gogh is an interesting character with a lot of texture.  What has drawn me to learning more about him is the question of someone being […]

Getting Out of My Own Way

How often I look around for answers to questions regarding my creativity.  My mind loves this and works hard at finding solutions.  To my ego’s delight the answers are always out side myself.  I buy into this tricky maneuver from time to time losing energy and motivation for that which sparks my spirit. In journaling […]

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 […]

Purpose Passion?

“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.”—  Bishop T.D. Jakes Wow!  As I was reviewing my “inbox” this morning I came across something from my subscription to “Oprah’s Thought for Today Newsletter” and this was in the header.  It validated so […]