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 […]

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 […]

Life’s Journey in a Snapshot

10/9/15 Notes to Myself: It’s been a full week. Sometimes a picture is worth a 1000 feelings! In searching for an image for this post, I decided on this one for its centering nature. I remember how I felt standing there. Small! And seeing how all aspects of the composition converged gently toward one focal. […]

While I was Busy Doing Other Things….

9/14/15 Notes to Myself: I recently discovered this “installation” in a Magnolia tree in my backyard! Pretty hard to miss because it’s rather large. From what I’ve read this is a Bald-Faced Hornet’s nest and while I am steering clear of it, I am finding it an amazing work that has a beautiful architecture and […]

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 […]

The Wonder of Color #4

“Natures Gifts” 2014 cjm  “I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” ― E.E. Cummings   Today’s poem is not a poem but a heartfelt sentiment from E.E. […]

The Wonder of Color #2

Inspiration comes in many forms! This week I had the pleasure of enjoying some fellow bloggers poetry and art.  It was inspirational.  Now, I’m not a writer or a  poet. I didn’t even like English class and don’t do well with grammar.  However, the idea came to me to try to put some words down […]