Category: Art

Getting There

I’ve worked on the canvases. They aren’t done yet, but I have gone and gotten a new phone, cooked part of Easter dinner, thought about cleaning house and bathed a dog. I also played games with the family, took a nap, cleaned two offices and am writing this blog post. So, this weekend was not…

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Little Canvases

Last night I was avoiding cleaning my studio. It’s been a cluttered mess lately and while a bit of untidiness may be the sign of a creative mind (or something like that), it does reach a point where enough is enough. One avoidance technique was browsing through my entire blog history to see whether I…

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The Work of My Hands

“The real enemies of our life are the ‘oughts’ and the ‘ifs’. They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the unpredictable future.  But real life takes place in the here and now”  – Henri Nouwen   I wanted to put in a garden this year.  I had hoped for a greenhouse. …

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The Practice of Gratitude

I have a good life. It’s not perfect (but neither am I). Sometimes I forget to remember the good things…and I focus on what’s not going the way I want. I can have unreasonable expectations. Which is not to say that there are not sometimes reasons to be unhappy and dissatisfied. But I want to…

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Good Night Moons

Can’t sleep Saturday night and now it is Sunday morning. Most of my world is sleeping and will awaken with the sun. Pulling out a canvas…adding a bit of this and removing a bit of that. Becoming frustrated and putting it to one side. Pulling another one off of the top of the stack. Determined…

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