Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Spring 2020....a new normal

Hello art friends!

Our current life situation has brought us to a place of new and renewed time and space to explore simple things in our lives that we may not have had the time or inclination for in past times.  Are you open to new ways of doing things and new things to learn? While I am retired and time has not been an issue in recent years I have been thinking of my children and grandchildren and what this means for them and how I can help them see life in a new way.  After all, isn't that what artists do on a daily basis? See things in a new way, different perspective.  Time for us all to be creative in our temporary "new normal".

With this in mind I encourage you to keep a journal of your experiences and each day list three things you have done differently vs automatically.  Then doodle, sketch, draw, paint, cook, pray, observe, and where possible get as close to nature as you can.  Even if it is watching the birds from your window.

I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised and maybe amazed at the three new things you were open for each day.

My contribution in today's journal was to just play with some materials I haven't used in a while as my thoughts wandered the springtime just around the corner.  Color and nature is always my go to for lifting my spirits and allowing me to feel grateful for the present.

I pray daily for those immediately affected by the virus and for our professionals on the front lines and  for our leaders to find solutions but most of all I pray for the global opportunity this provides for us all to realize we are all connected and must help one another physically, emotionally and spiritually.

God Bless!

Spring 2020

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Creating sparks of brilliance from barely glowing embers,
She is only a breath away.
                                                     The Tao of Women

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Food for thought from Rumi.....

One who understands makes no attempt
To solve the puzzle of another,
To stop their world from turning
To keep a soul from learning.

Inspiring words to help differentiate between "helping" and "serving".

Friday, June 21, 2013

"Big Moon"

In honor of the 'supermoon' making an appearance this Sunday, June 23.  Happy Solstice everyone!!

"Big Moon"
16 x 20
collage/mixed media

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tree Art IX and X

These trees just keep manifesting themselves!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Breath Girl II

Anyone following the Breathlines.com process I played a little more with it this week. I ventured out of the process a little to add pastels vs. paints and created a textured underpainting before beginning the breathlines. It is very meditative. and I find i really enjoy this vs. creating mandalas which i find frustrating. At any rate here is Breath Girl II

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Blessing For You Today....

"Mother of All"
16 x 20

On each threshold, wisdom
At every doorway, love
Through every entry, grace
With each beginning, peace

Happy Mother's Day!