Creating on the Side Lines

4/28/16 Notes to Myself: I’m afraid there is no creating on the side lines, for then I am not fully immersed. I’m standing there on the edge, hesitant. Growing to my potential, halted. Limited in it’s current state. And although it may be lovely, it knows that deeper fruits exist. Where else can my full […]

Scared and Present

2/19/16 Notes to Myself: Standing in the unknown. I am here! Looking straight ahead yet not in the future. Letting memories of the past melt down my back. Oh, how exposed I can feel. Standing in the unknown. I am here! How can that be? Yet it is. Artist, mother, woman,former wife who are these […]

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 […]

Your Art and Acceptance

“If the need for acceptance is the need to have your work accepted as art, then the accompanying fear is finding it dismissed as craft, hobby, decoration–or as nothing at all” Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland Last week I posted about the need to be understood as part of the process […]

Catering to Fears

“…catering to fears of being misunderstood leaves you dependent upon your audience. “ Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland This week I am brought back to considering how the need to be understood affects my process of art  making.   Questions for consideration: What contributes to my feeling “understood”? Do I understand […]

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 […]