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“Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.” Unknown Over the past several months every time I finish a blog I think, well the worst is over, I can go back and write about art questions. Then, another crisis occurs. We all celebrated the end of 2020…it was a bad year in several ways! …

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Resolve to Be Yourself

“Whatever inspiration is, it’s born from a continuous I don’t know.”  Wisława Szymborska Polish Poet Making art is truly a period of uncertainty. The wellspring of our creative vitality comes from not knowing what the end product will be. Cultivating our creative capacity is one of the most fulfilling things we can do. Creative insights are…

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“It takes courage to grow up to be who you really are.”  E.E.Cummings I read something this week that struck me as a well said thought.  Laura Riding, an American poet, wrote to a young girl who was curious about her poetry that: “A lot of people think or believe or know they feel —…

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The Gratefulness Factor

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”                                          …

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Imagine the Possibilities

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”  Albert Einstein A reader asked a question after my last blog; “If you are painting from your heart what about all these rules about composition?”  Fair question! First there are 4 “Elements of Design” that we use to make any piece of art:  line/mark, shape/form, color, and texture.  Composition…

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