I Don’t Know

4/20/17 Notes to Myself: I don’t know. And sometimes that feels scary. Sometimes it feels like I don’t know where I’m going but I don’t think about that too long. When I’m creating that seems to disappear into the atmosphere and there’s a great peace within my soul. Maybe I can be a flower. I’m […]

A Cohesive Body of Work?

3/13/16 Notes to Myself:   Cohesive – I’ve been reflecting on the “cohesiveness” of my work. And the question arises – Is is cohesive? It seems to me that could be left up to interpretation and perspective. What I am discovering is that I am a “landscape” painter. More and more that seems to fit […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Your Life is Your ARt”

For the past few months I have been experiencing what might be characterized as “artists or painter’s block”.  I feel as though all my skill and passion has suddenly disappeared, never to return.   Fortunately,  I have friends to share this with who understand and can listen.  There is some liberation in that  as I realize […]