Principals of art and life There are principals in art that have a parallel in our lives. One I am thinking about today is something that Juanita Greene Parks, my teacher, used to say: “A component of good art is our ability to use gray to give our eyes a rest from color.” This took root […]
You are here, all around me, my creator, my muse. I go to all our secret places, just to get a hint of this, this way You affect me. I felt it even before I knew who You were and every time I think it could not possibly get any stronger, it does. You are […]
There is more oxygen in my studio. When I walk in, I think more clearly. That’s the truth. I lose myself in some kind of mystery. It is a place to play, not to work. These few square feet are a sanctuary for resting in color, a freedom from “shoulds”, and a leap into possibilities. […]
Sometimes I think her face is a mirror of my own. She is alive with hope, interest and anticipation. I see now from further down the road. I know some of what can happen, I still share her excitement. I share her sense of adventure and mystery and I think that anything is possible. In […]
The word grace means a couple of different things to me. Beauty without effort, it also means undeserved favor. Beauty reminds me that we are loved. We get to live in Love’s world. No matter what difficulties we experience, this is still true. We can always find something that we really are thankful for…….
Light is longer at the end and the beginning of our day. It seems to have more wisdom…more forgiveness. In morning’s light, we see new possibilities. We are given a new introduction to Hope. The hour when light’s dance moves quietly on,brings with it a hint of melancholy, though it leaves behind an expectation of […]
Painting is the narrative of my life. Names for these pieces come to me from all over my inner landscape. This particular name was a friends contribution. She told me what its name was…….It is especially cool when a name makes me laugh!
The name for this painting says in words what the image means to me. There is joy to be found in a young girls sweet daydreaming…
The whole creative process is for me, again and again another reason for praise…
There are moments in this life when all that is required of us is to listen. Magical moments when life allows us to see eternity in the night sky, or when we know that we are Loved, and we love in return. We listen……..