Love is Where You Look for It

I was on the west coast last week and walked into Cafe Gratitude with my husband.  The woman behind the counter was so radiant and gorgeous.  She beamed of good health and joy, kindness and love. Before I could even sensor myself, I said to her, “You are so...

The Blank Canvas

Each time I sit in front of a blank canvas I quietly close my eyes and take a couple of deep breaths. I acknowledge the fear that is usually always there. I say thank you for the opportunity to have the time and space to make art. I give thanks for my creativity and...

Love List

I love talking about what is real.  I love being honest and getting right into it without sugar-coating or pretending everything is okay when it isn’t.  I’m not afraid to talk about the hard topics.  I believe when we open up with honestly and sincerity...

Closer to Calm

I can be a stressed-out kind of person. This is why I love to surround myself with people (like this beautiful friend in the painting) who consistently have a relaxed and peaceful energy around them.  Just being near this person fills me with peace. See, I want to be...

Art That Speaks to Me

Once, when I was working in the cooperative art gallery in my hometown, a married couple that collects my artwork told me a story that has stayed with me for years. The husband was not a practicing artist, but he went to art school and has a deep love and appreciation...