Honesty…

3/14/17 Notes to Myself:I feel naked. When I step off that cliff of protection, armor and shield I am exposed. It’s scary, real and uncluttered. I liken this to standing on the platform posing, stripped of all clothing. It’s raw and beautiful. Wrapping my arms around myself. Timid to bare all. Afraid of what others […]

Essential February

2/5/2017 Notes to Myself: Did you ever consider the importance of each month within the context of a year? What would happen if one even just one was missing or taken away? I can take a lot for granted in the course of a year. But that tendency in me is diminishing. In February, I […]

The Spinning Wheel

6/23/16 Notes to Myself: I’ve had a spinning wheel for many years. It’s been in my basement waiting for me to do something with it. I always thought I would, do something with it. Spin again perhaps. Put it in my living room even just to admire it’s beauty. I have fond memories of time […]

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 […]

Up Close and Personal

I suppose every attempted painting calls for getting personal.  For me it’s always tied to my own life journey and in some way sharing something about myself in the context of a moment.  I don’t always recognize the connection but it’s usually there if I take time to step back and reflect.  And to take […]

“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 […]