A Postcard for You!

5/21/20 Hi Everyone, I haven’t been posting on this blog for awhile. There’s been a lot going on. I’ve felt out of words and tired. Then we had the Covid-19 out break. That’s been hard. I installed a solo show just before everything started to shut down. It’s still up but hasn’t been seen. Like […]

Traveling Artist

11/22/19 The blank canvas aches. they said I could do anything… ANYTHING until one day i learned anything but art can’t support yourself with that confused questioning feeling my insides vanish standing frozen gasping for breath veins closing muscles atrophying maybe I was 9 the blank canvas ached. where would I go? how could I […]

Dreams like Water Droplets

6/26/17 Notes to Myself: Dreams, like water droplets cling to the slippery, sharp edge like water droplets. Waiting to fall or evaporate into something else. Yet there they are so beautiful from the outside. Perfect in their form before they have begun to travel. Shall I go up close and look inside their shiny reflection? […]

Living with Intention

6/1/16 Notes to Myself: I found this on Pinterest this morning. After reading it I came to the conclusion that there wasn’t much else to “Note to Myself” today as this seemed quite powerful. I’m grateful to be living my life with intention and aiming to make choices that always fill my heart and soul […]

Creating from the Heart

10/02/15 Notes to Myself: Am I? Can I? Create from my HEART. Is there any other way? Somewhere deep down inside I think I live with this ongoing question as part of my artistic journey. It’s so much like the path above. Maybe even lined by trees that reverberate beside me without interfering. And while […]

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 […]

The World You Create

“And surely one of the more astonishing rewards of artmaking comes when people make time to visit the world you have created.” Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland   This weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a local “paint out” on the grounds of the Morven Museum in Princeton,NJ. I’ve […]

The Work Vibrates

” The work we make, even if unnoticed and undesired by the world, vibrates in perfect harmony to everything we put into it — or withhold from it. “ Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland “Encapsulated Spring”   This excerpt is inspiring to me.  I find that it validates the creative process […]

Expectations

“…expectations based on the work itself are the most useful tool the artist possesses.” What you need to know about the next piece is contained in the last piece. The place to learn about your materials is in the last use of your materials…..Put simply, your work is your guide: a complete, comprehensive, limitless reference […]