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More play equals more fun

More play equals more fun

I shared that I was trying to define what EASY meant to me because I was getting overwhelmed and making things far harder than they needed to be.

 

One of the answers that continually surfaced was that I really wanted more time to play, experiment, create, and have fun.

How to make things easier

How to make things easier

I was feeling overwhelmed and frustrated because there were so many things I wanted to do but found myself at the end of the day wondering what had just happened.

Do you relate to that?

Sketchbook peek what does the fox say?

Sketchbook peek what does the fox say?

This is a sketch of a small felted fox that I bought just because it was so whimsical.

It makes me happy.

The story behind Someone To Watch Over Me

The story behind Someone To Watch Over Me

This painting of a nest represents a reassuring place to feel nurtured and loved.

It is filled with the love of family, beauty, and joy.

 

Red Robin Fred - a little bird with a big attitude

Red Robin Fred - a little bird with a big attitude

In the spring, we had another Robin's nest on top of our front porch light.

It was fun to check the progress of the babies and watch them grow and finally leave the nest.

How I became an Artist

How I became an Artist

I wanted to share a story of a series of seemingly unrelated events that completely changed the direction of my life.
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.

 

The Secret to Understanding Abstract Art

The Secret to Understanding Abstract Art

Have you ever stood in front of a painting and said, "What is it - I just don't get it."?
 
Maybe you even felt a bit uncomfortable because you didn't understand it.
Inspiration for Winter Morning Light Abstract Art

Inspiration for Winter Morning Light Abstract Art

In the cold of winter, when my eyes first open in the morning, often I see this beautiful pale pink light and the reflections of the snow. I can’...
4 Reasons there is a Simplify Sign in my Studio

4 Reasons there is a Simplify Sign in my Studio

I've been often asked why I have a big sign in my studio that says Simplify.

Here are 4 good reasons why......

Red Tulip Flower Painting

Red Tulip Flower Painting

There are signs of Spring in the air.  Warm days and cool breezes.  Buds are forming on the trees.
 
We have planted hundreds of bulbs, including tulips, in our yard for the glorious anticipation of spring.
 
My Zentangle Experience

My Zentangle Experience

Zentangle drawing, Sally Evans, CZT   I am a firm believer that creativity is good for you, in whatever form it takes. Creating is good for you...