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 […]

Found Me an Ocean

10/8/16 Notes to Myself: Found me an ocean… A plentiful palette tempting my curiosity. Can I tip toe in, to meet it’s edge? Might it change without warning – perhaps sweep me away into it’s ever changing tide never to return the same. Found me an ocean…

Mosaics

9/07/16 Notes to Myself: “All events of our lives are threads, weaving a pattern that is unfolding by design. Each experience is equal to every other experience. We shouldn’t cling to any one of them, or shrink from any. It’s their sum that makes us who we are. Each of us a mosaic unto ourselves. […]

Intuition

8/18/16 Notes to Myself: Feeling inspired… Listening to my intuition helps me unravel beauty from the inside out. It sets me on a powerful path to the source of my creativity. To hear it with more regularity I need to create space in which to sit with my eyes closed and listen. In the quiet […]

Expecting the Best!

8/2/16 Notes to Myself: Reminding myself that I am responsible for my choices and how I see life. At my core, I am a creator and can always seek to find the good in every moment. What I experience is a direct reflection of my own attitude and perception. If I expect the best it’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Come Sit

3/1/16 Notes to Myself: Painting where I am. How could I do otherwise? I don’t think I’ve always been conscious of where I am in my painting. So much of the time I’ve used my mind to think about where to go to paint. As a plein air painter I suppose that’s important, but deeper […]

Scared and Present

2/19/16 Notes to Myself: Standing in the unknown. I am here! Looking straight ahead yet not in the future. Letting memories of the past melt down my back. Oh, how exposed I can feel. Standing in the unknown. I am here! How can that be? Yet it is. Artist, mother, woman,former wife who are these […]

It’s a Solo Journey

1/28/16 Notes to Myself: It’s a solo journey after all I’ve said and done. I came here with myself and I will leave this world with myself – or will I? Is there a choice in that? Do I have a responsibility while here on earth in this body to know who that self IS? […]