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Category Archives: Holidays

LIVING WITH INTENTION

LIVING WITH INTENTION (8×8/oil on canvas) Living with intention means we make decisions. We don’t drift with the strongest current. We choose life. We choose to be kind and to love. We choose to forgive others and ourselves. We make these choices according to our own personal values. As my friend Joanne has said many […]

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KINDNESS

KINDNESS (8×8/oil on canvas) The other day I left an upper cupboard open and ran right into it with my face. My eyelid was cut. The whole thing was a bit humbling and painful, not to mention the black eye which lingered awhile. All this brought back to me a memory from about age 4. […]

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OUTRAGEOUSLY BLESSED

OUTRAGEOUSLY BLESSED (8×8/oil on canvas) At this moment, I am sitting in my little screened-in porch. The two overhead fans are sending soft, cool air my direction. The birds are beginning their daily celebrations. Considering my own flaws and the mundane, boring details of my responsibilities, I am remembering the prayer of a lovey white-haired […]

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THANKFUL

THANKFUL (8×8/oil on canvas) Sometimes there is no better word for life than ‘delicious’. This morning I have been listening to and dancing with Buddy Holly. I listened to Brené Brown’s Ted speech on vulnerability before the sun was up and before finishing my first cup of coffee. I had a laugh and a conversation […]

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HOME

HOME (8×8/oil on canvas) The whole concept of “home” is rich.  I could write a lot about it.  In fact I have already written a lot.  But, I keep coming back to these little houses nestled into the earth, or holding themselves together in community.  I paint what I most want.  And I want “home” and […]

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YES! AND YOUR NIGHTS TOO!

YES! AND YOUR NIGHTS TOO! (8×8/oil on canvas) While we are at this business of “living”, lets dance through our nights too. Let’s live in whatever understanding of joy we possess! Let’s dream large! Rest. Rejoice. Give. Believe it is true! Why not enjoy these moments? This is our life. Let’s live it well, being […]

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DANCING THROUGH YOUR DAYS

DANCING THROUGH YOUR DAYS (8×8/oil on canvas) If we could live each day without believing any lies. If we could really know what is true, we would feel happier, I am certain! If we can allow ourselves to believe in Love, we could learn to stop being afraid. If we could believe we have a […]

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SOLITUDE

SOLITUDE (8×8/oil on canvas) None of us wants to be alone all the time. We need connection. There is no connection without vulnerability. I am learning some of this for the first time. When I was small, I spent a great deal of time alone. My life as a child was not necessarily happy. But, it was rich. Because […]

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AMAZED BY THIS GRACE

AMAZED BY THIS GRACE (8×8/oil on canvas) Give me a gift. Do this with me. Lets drive to the ocean. We can find a little place to stay. If it’s far enough south we can even find some warmth. I long to hear the waves, crashing against the rocks. I long for the stillness this […]

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UNAFRAID

UNAFRAID (8×8/oil on canvas) Fear is negative. It is the same as faith, only it’s faith in a lie. We create with our thinking. We paint the images in our thought life. Most of us don’t realize the power of creativity we have living in us. It’s a good idea to thoughtfully build our hopes […]

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