Every Summer

Every Summer

Every summer when I was in elementary school, if I didn’t have summer school, my dad would give me math lessons from the dreaded orange arithmetic book.  Back in the late 50s, summer school was for kids that didn’t have the grades to pass. I did my time in summer school and I thought that [...]

My Natural Path

My Natural Path

I’m an artist. I teach private lessons and workshops and I’ve been creating some kind of art for about 65 years. I’ve always been drawn to nature.  I spent the last year searching for a new creative direction for my art and the resounding NATURE echoed in my head. I can’t live without plants, flowers [...]

Why Do You Paint?

Why Do You Paint?

I’ve been asked, “Why do you paint?” Sometimes people ask, “why do you create?” I’ve always answered, “I can’t not create.” But, I think there’s more to it. I think I’ve been holding back from my collectors, students, and people in general.  I’ve been thinking about so many things this past year. Thinking about our [...]

Pending Euphoria

Pending Euphoria

Rhapsodic From the Greek, from euphoros-healthy. From eu+pherein, to bear-birth, deliverer,produce.euphoria...a feeling of well being or elationTo be marked by elation by high spiritsRhapsodic...extravagantly emotionalEnthusiastic...filled with or marked by enthusiasmFrom the Greek, enthousiasmos, from enthousiazein, to be inspiredEnthusiasm...1. a belief in special revelations of the Holy Spirit. 2. A strong excitement of feelingPending...while waiting There’s [...]

Moving On

Moving On

Sometimes we need to listen to what some call — the inner voice. Or you might say the universe is trying to tell me something. I have not been listening for awhile. I’ve told my students to paint/create from the heart. It’s in us. Everything you need is already there. It’s in all of us. [...]