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…

Mixed Media collage by FL artist Carolyn Land

Courage

“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 —…

Cascade

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…