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. […]

Grateful Rejection

Submitting my paintings to juried shows comes with some hesitation at the inevitable possibility of “rejection”.  For a long time I let this aspect of being an artist limit me. The fear set in and aspects of suffocating “perfectionism” ensued. Now I see it as part of the process and an opportunity to learn. My […]

First Steps and Morning Inspiration

I woke early this morning, as usual. This happens to be one of my favorite times of day. It’s still dark out, the sun hasn’t started to rise and  quiet peacefulness surrounds me.  Of course my dog is up and excited…but that’s beside the point. Today, I went for a short run just as the […]