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What Painting Teachers Me

Painting teaches me to have patience in the process…not to rush the becoming. Painting teaches me to silence my *soliloquy…and let the brush do the talking. Painting teaches me to embrace the unfinished…both in art and in life! When I … Continue reading

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How to Make a Masquerade Mask Part 1

If you want to a fun project, try making your own masquerade mask. Masks possess an appeal for many people. Perhaps their mysterious nature invites us to hide parts of who we are while we develop talents we want to … Continue reading

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The Ebb and Flow of Artistic Ambition

Every creative experiences the ebb and flow of artistic ambition. Whatever your creative expression is, you feel the phenomenon. One day you’ve got it—enthusiasm bubbles over and your art form flows. Then the unexpected happens. The desire, chutzpah, passion, or … Continue reading

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The Parting: Letting Go of Your Paintings

Personal paintings become a part of the artist’s journey, and, like good friends, can be difficult to say good-bye to as you travel along your creative path. This watercolor my sister and I created reminds us of those family camping … Continue reading

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The Fallow Ground of Creativity

Have you ever noticed that dry times tend to follow a creative project? I know I have. I can be on such an artistic roll painting or writing or songwriting, and then I finish the piece and my creativity comes … Continue reading

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Forest Adventure of Youth with Mask

Here’s the finished acrylic portrait I’ve been working on for the past two weeks I’ve titled, Forest Adventures. This project has conjured up some interesting ideas. My daughter, Elya, suggested, “Mom, this painting could be an illustration for a story.” … Continue reading

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Summer Rain Mixed Media

Summer Rain is a mixed media piece I created to visually express a song I wrote after visiting Barry and Kay Johnson in Sarasota, Florida. Kay brought out their photo albums, and we reminisced those early years when we danced … Continue reading

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