You just start. There is no perfect time. You are weary of an idea pursuing you & tugging on your soul, so rather than run harder you stop in your tracks, turn around, shake your idea’s hand & say, OK. I will give you 15 minutes of my day NOW. No running out & buying … Continue reading You Just Start
One of the most common complaints I hear as an art teacher and in conversation with others in the realm of art is “I don’t have a creative bone in my body.” Here’s the news…… you don’t have creative bones in your body. You have creative muscles. Whereas bones (at least in adults) don’t … Continue reading The Creative Bone in Your Body
” Does what goes on inside show on the outside? Someone has a great fire in his soul and nobody ever comes to warm themselves at it, and passers-by see nothing but a little smoke at the top of the chimney and then go on their way. So now what are we to do, keep … Continue reading Van Gogh & the Question of Audience
For centuries Catholic pilgrims from all over Europe & beyond set out to walk often hundreds of miles to the shrine of the apostle, St. James whose remains were said to rest in the Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela in Santiago, in northwestern Spain. Though many routes crisscrossed Europe, the most well-traveled route stretches 500 miles … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: A Walking Heritage, The Camino de Santiago
I saw you there As I waited in queue to turn left Windshield wipers chasing furious raindrops The wind buffeting your cardboard sign HOMELESS JUST GOT JOB NEED MONEY FOR WORKBOOTS PLEASE HELP The line of cars began to move forward I turned left, not stopping for the man Shame spreading down to my toes … Continue reading To the Homeless Man on the Street Corner
It all started with my decision to sell my artwork online. I spent hours setting up my shop on Etsy, learning how to photograph my artwork, figuring out shipping and then posting listings. Now I began the hard work of self-promotion so that my little enterprise could get found among the virtual soup that contained … Continue reading My Escape From Social Media
There is a magic in the creative process. When I am totally in the “zone,“ it seems as though some divine force plants a seed of inspiration into my psyche & leads me on a journey to bring from the ethos something new & different into the world.
For many, the word meditation conjures up images of Buddha- like figures sitting in lotus position, hands in prayer, dressed in monkish robes or yoga gear & chanting Om in long breaths. Find me in meditation & you would see a disheveled middle-aged woman propped up in bed first thing in the morning, legs stretched … Continue reading Why I Meditate