Beautiful quote about daily distractions

Beautiful quote about daily distractions

“Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the first thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most: quiet, reflective time. Time to dream, time to contemplate” – Sarah Ban Breathnach Isn’t that the truth? My painting,...
Why is this moment important?

Why is this moment important?

Why is this moment important? One of my struggles is to pause and appreciate this moment, what is happening right now. Sometimes I’m obsessing over something I or someone else did or said in the past. More often, I find myself thinking about what’s next – the...
How an abstract painting comes to life

How an abstract painting comes to life

Sometimes when I have an idea for a painting, I will sketch out a few composition ideas which are called thumbnails. They are small pencil drawings that are a beginning map and guide. It is simply a way to get started and have an idea about what the overall...
2 Things you must have for commitment

2 Things you must have for commitment

I love this quote by John Jantsch, author and CEO of Duct Tape Marketing. It is a good reminder just because you don’t know HOW something is going to happen shouldn’t stop you from continuing with commitment and then re-committing, even when doubt shows up again....
How to choose a powerful word for the year

How to choose a powerful word for the year

How to choose a powerful word for the year Words and images can have great power to help remind you about the choices you make being aligned with what you want. Even if you have picked a word before and then forgot about it, I encourage you to try it again. I have...
One question that could make this year awesome

One question that could make this year awesome

You probably have a list of things you would like to change or improve for the new year. But what if you gave some deep thought to focusing on one thing that could make a difference? Instead of setting yourself up for failure with your new year’s resolutions that you...
How to create meaningful holiday traditions

How to create meaningful holiday traditions

Do you have any favorite holiday traditions? Are they things you fondly remember doing as a child? Or did they “accidentally” become traditions because they were activities you enjoyed doing and decided to do them again…….and again? That is what happened to my family...
Honey Bee Treasure Necklace

Honey Bee Treasure Necklace

I’ve had these wonderful amber colored vintage glass beads in a glass jar on my studio table, looking forward to using them and waiting for inspiration. They remind me of honey, and of a honeycomb in their texture. Looking through my other treasures that I have...
Do you believe in Santa?

Do you believe in Santa?

I remember the moment it happened. The moment when the illusion was shattered and it felt like the world had forever changed. I was about 10 years old and I was sitting on the bed with my sister at her friend Heidi’s house down the street. They were talking about the...
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