Branches of Magic

12/16/15 Notes to Myself: “Each time you face an unknown future with creativity rather than grasping at known quantities,you leap. And whenever you begin to disbelieve in yourself, your destiny,your ability to heal some part of the world, you must leap instead into the branches of magic.” Martha Beck This is an excerpt from a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hindsight

4/3/15 Notes to Myself: How much do you know about an artist simply by looking at their work? I’ve often wondered about the written analysis of art work. While the academic intellectualized interpretation can be helpful I’ve always had a desire to know a little more about what the artist may have been experiencing. Often […]

Imaginary Works

3/27/15 Notes to Myself: Imaginary works…. There’s been a period of years where I have felt like I lost my imagination. This is connected to my creativity and although I could still find myself creating I had this sense of something missing that I used to have. Questioning this side of myself is opening doors […]

Creativity

3/5/15 Notes to Myself:Creativity is part of my nature. Although, I don’t always acknowledge my creative potential. By denying this innate capability I deny a vast range of opportunity and on some level avoid accepting responsibility for my life. The fact is, I always have choice. I always have creativity. On any given day I […]

Becoming Undone

1/22/15 Notes to Myself:Sometimes I find my artistic expression mirroring my internal journey. I don’t always understand or see it. On occasion there comes a signpost of awareness direct to my heart and spirit. Affirmation of the path emerges. Lately I feel as though I am becoming “undone”, broken, exposed and vulnerable. Pieces of me […]

The Procrastination Gap

  1/06/15 Notes to Myself: As thoughts creep into my mind regarding all the things I need to do with the advent of a new year I feel myself becoming “splintered”. Although I know I am moving toward light and doing my best to “live” in each day and moment. Today, I seem to be […]