Food for the Soul?

3/24/17 Notes to Myself: Is comfort food, food for the soul? I’m not so sure it’s been good for mine or very comforting. At least not in the way I needed. And there’s been so much I’ve needed to comfort throughout the course of my life. Food seemed to be my friend and patient companion […]

What Nature Teaches…

11/7/16 Notes to Myself: Walking through life is like taking one big long hike. So often the bramble and branches obstruct my view of the light. It doesn’t mean I’m not close or that I can’t get there. Or that it’s completely out of view. It just means I have to keep walking. What nature […]

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 […]

Loving Creation

11/24/15 Notes to Myself: Been thinking about love lately and what that really means to me. A big question. I think as big as the sky and as powerful as the rocks in my photo. I love the beauty of nature in Maine. That’s where this was taken. It’s not so much a feeling as […]

Gasping For Air

1/14/15 Notes to Myself:Small steps. I’m walking on the heels of inspiration and trust. This feels like trying to walk on water. I’m not sure I can float if I fall. I might lose everything… Sometimes that’s how I feel in life and within the process of creating. Not trusting the process I can work […]

The Procrastination Gap

  1/06/15 Notes to Myself: As thoughts creep into my mind regarding all the things I need to do with the advent of a new year I feel myself becoming “splintered”. Although I know I am moving toward light and doing my best to “live” in each day and moment. Today, I seem to be […]

The Composition #12

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin   The COMPOSITION #12 This post wraps up the series on “Composition”.  I hope the last 11 weeks have been helpful and prompted further discovery or question. I’ve touched on many of the foundations that […]