Out of the shadows a face emerges When I paint, I often wonder who will appear from the shadows and move into the light. Sometimes, the portrait causes me no end of grief; I might work on it for hours, … Read More
Making art with limited time The holiday season isn’t quite over yet. I am still planning menus for entertaining and wondering whether or not to put the Christmas tree away before the weekend. With all the activities between Christmas and … Read More
Catching a leaf…or two, or more Catching a leaf mid air is quite easy to do on these blustery fall days. The vivid colours of October are gone, and we are well into the long dreary days of November. My … Read More
A strange kind of beautiful is inspired by these words: “What strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is good.” ~Leo Tolstoy. “A strange kind of beautiful”, mixed media in Strathmore Toned Tan sketchbook. Titles might sometimes express … Read More
“Artists are people who have learned to live with doubt and do the work anyway. ” ~ Julia Cameron, founder of The Artist’s Way, a movement that has helped millions achieve their creative dreams. Cameron herself is something of … Read More
How do you mend a broken heart? Broken hearts are hiding everywhere in high school. “I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they’re here. If they like their … Read More
What does it mean to be forever a wallflower? I think Lang Leav summed it up best in the following quotation. Shrinking in a corner,/ pressed into the wall;/do they know I’m present,/am I here at all?” Lang Leav, Australian … Read More
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