Category Archives: Inspiration

Why I Do What I Do …

Prompted by a discussion in Kelly Rae Robert’s ecourse, Flying Lessons, I’ve been thinking a lot about why it is I do what I do. Why I write, why I make art. Why I want to share art through teaching. Why I want to make a go of a creative business. To be honest, I’m…

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Thriving …

Every New Year, instead of making resolutions that I won’t keep, I pick a word that I hope to embody during the next 12 months. This year my word is THRIVE. Usually I give this  a lot of thought — both during the process of choosing my word and after, as I figure out how to let this word affect my life. This…

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Sharing Some Art

I was busy over the holidays. Between preparation for the actual holidays and some art making, I kept well occupied! Most all of the art I’ve done recently was inspired by Roben-Maire Smith. I’ve taken two classes from her recently (Mixed Media Mayhem and Sewing Paper Gift Bags) and thoroughly enjoyed them both. I finally finished the…

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Permanent Change

I was talking to a good friend Sunday afternoon and she mentioned something that I’d been thinking lightly a few weeks ago. To paraphrase her: If I want to see my life change permanently, then I have to be willing to change permanently. Kind of an “ouch thought”, huh? My friend was talking about weight…

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My Top Ten Art Supplies

We all have our favorite art supplies. I confess my list changes frequently, depending in part on what kind of art I’m making. This list represents my current favorites: Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints — These are my absolute favorite paints! They are artist grade, so they have a high pigment load; a little can go…

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New Art

I didn’t sleep well last night (okay, I didn’t sleep at all!) so I spent my time listening to loud music, finishing up a couple of paintings, and writing. It was time well spent. I started this piece over the week-end, while painting with my friend, Sandra. She took this picture while I was working….

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