Home is a feeling

Home is a feeling

(Close up detail of my painting “Someone to Watch Over Me”, ©Sally Evans)   Home is not a place. It’s a feeling. Home is where you can be yourself. Home is taking care of yourself and others. Home is feeling nurtured, loved, and supported....
a cheerful reminder for you

a cheerful reminder for you

Daffodils are the the quintessential spring flower that are associated with new beginnings and rebirth. The meanings and language of flowers is different, depending on the source and the country. In China, daffodils are said to mean good fortune. In Japan, daffodils...
Sketchbook peek – let go of frustration

Sketchbook peek – let go of frustration

I was working in my sketchbook the other day and I was getting a little frustrated. Things weren’t going how I wanted. I was painting a black and white bird and it was looking kind of blah. I was trying too hard. So, I switched gears and made up a bright,...
A fresh beginning

A fresh beginning

Every moment is a fresh beginning by T.S. Eliot There is something so reassuring that you can begin again. That you can have a fresh start or continue with a fresh perspective. It allows for possibilities to choose what you want and let go of what didn’t work. In...
Pleasure of purple

Pleasure of purple

My husband and I were having fun playing with watercolors and making cards the other day. This is my expressive version of an Anemone flower. The name anemone translates to “daughter of the wind”, which seems very appropriate for the beginning of spring and the strong...
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? 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...
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