Creative Roots…

7/6/16 Notes to Myself: Creative roots…where do they originate? I want to say some of mine came from my family of origin. Both my mother and my father in my opinion were creative thinkers and innovative in many ways. Artists figuratively and literally. In my unconscious observation I internalized this experience. I think it got […]

Control/Creativity

2/4/16 Notes to Myself: Oh how I’ve loved to control and have life unfold on my timeline. How stifling. My heart wants to be like the bird. Free. Trusting. Open. At the core this is how I AM! But oh, how this other system of living has impacted my creativity and art making process. And […]

Scraping Down

11/12/15 Notes to Myself: As I posted last week, I was experiencing a lot of frustration with this plein air painting. After bringing it home and walking away from it for awhile I decided to scrape it all down. What you see here now is the result of that experience. As I scraped off the […]

Tiger Lilies’ Unfold

7/12/15 Notes to Myself: Practicing meditation is an important part of my day. I notice so much more as I proceed within the next 24 hours. This week I came to a further understanding of the tiniest moments of change. The things that within a blink I can miss and so often do, never really […]

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 […]

Extension and Expression

“In time, as an artist’s gestures become more assured, the chosen tools become almost an extension of the artist’s own spirit.  In time, exploration gives way to expression.” Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland One of the most important things I’ve learned is commitment to the process of painting.  All work counts. […]