Food for the Soul?

3/24/17 Notes to Myself: Is comfort food, food for the soul? I’m not so sure it’s been good for mine or very comforting. At least not in the way I needed. And there’s been so much I’ve needed to comfort throughout the course of my life. Food seemed to be my friend and patient companion […]

Scraping Down

11/12/15 Notes to Myself: As I posted last week, I was experiencing a lot of frustration with this plein air painting. After bringing it home and walking away from it for awhile I decided to scrape it all down. What you see here now is the result of that experience. As I scraped off the […]

The “Mess” of Creating

11/5/15 Notes to Myself: I read a blog post this week that spoke to a “mess” being part of progress. Music to my ears! I needed to hear that as my creative process has become quite messy and unpredictable in many ways. Right now I am doing a lot of experimenting with my painting. Using […]

Crash Course in Painting!

10/15/15 Notes to Myself: One of the best pieces of “advice” I’ve gotten (more than once) with regard to painting is to KEEP PAINTING! In other words PRACTICE. I’m in the midst of an October challenge to paint one painting a day. I’ve done this before and know it trains my eye to see what’s […]

Entitled Moments

7/30/15 Notes to Myself:> Am I entitled to the endless journey of moments that comprise my life? Knotted and forlorn I’ve often felt tied to the dock but unaware of my tether. Seconds, minutes, hours scatter throughout my day and I barely notice. What happens when you cut the rope? Do I float free? Do […]

Rock Bottom

5/12/15 Notes to Myself:   “And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” ~ J.K. Rowling I started this post last week and didn’t finish. Not certain I wanted to write about a “rock bottom” because it’s painful and I think I’m still falling! Without going into too much detail […]

Gratitude is a Choice

4/28/15 Notes to Myself: Considering GRATITUDE a lot lately. Writing gratitude lists with regularity these days. That process helps put my life in perspective. I can top the list with: I am grateful for my life today! Gratitude is a choice. It’s always there waiting for me. It doesn’t have to be determined by circumstances. […]