Mother’s Day and the Watercolor Paintings

5/14/17 Notes to Myself: Mother’s Day. I’m a mother with a daughter. And a daughter without a mother. At times I think I’ve felt like an empty cable car. It’s hard to remember what my mother looked like it’s been so long since her passing. I was 24. Last night I remembered some watercolor paintings […]

Unexpected Events

10/21/16 Notes to Myself: I’ve had this painting for a while, it’s been sitting in my studio with some others. Waiting for direction is how I might categorize them. Where my paintings end up is part of the experience of being an artist that I continue to find enlightening. This painting which I did about […]

The Artists Path

6/8/16 Notes to Myself: Isn’t part of the joy in choosing the path of an artist grounded at least in part, in not knowing where you want to go? Just wondering…. The artists impulse to create involves risk and choice. Often picking a path without “knowing”. This seemingly would insure optimal use of creativity. I […]

Living with Intention

6/1/16 Notes to Myself: I found this on Pinterest this morning. After reading it I came to the conclusion that there wasn’t much else to “Note to Myself” today as this seemed quite powerful. I’m grateful to be living my life with intention and aiming to make choices that always fill my heart and soul […]

Unfinished Work?

5/4/16 Notes to Myself: I think all art as a matter of “creation” is inherently “unfinished”. There’s an exhibit on view right now at The Metropolitan Museum in New York City which features a collection of “unfinished” works of art. When I noticed this I thought what a great topic to look at. The question […]

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 […]

Painting with a Foundation

3/28/16 Notes to Myself: Building a foundation in painting is an important part of the process for me. I start with a value study in Ultramarine Blue. Navigating the canvas, I start to define the range of lights and darks. Simplifying the space to its most important elements as I experience it. Sometimes the wheels […]