Friday, December 5, 2014


    This Friday morning I wake to remember that I will be sharing what is dear to me this evening with friends and interested strangers. Showing my paintings to others in a more formal setting is quite daunting and awesome at the same time. As my friend, Garna, and I placed each painting on the wall yesterday I looked at the array of colors and images and wondered which I could sell and which were too dear to part with.

    I pondered the path I followed to come to the completion of each piece. Some paintings just finished themselves and some required stepping away and coming back over and over again. Painting has showed me some lessons of life.

    1- Step away when you feel uninspired.
    2- Come back everyday.
    3- Look for the layers underneath to reveal themselves.
    4-You are done when you love what you see.
    5- Loving what you see doesn't mean perfection.

I write on Fridays with a large group who inspire me. Only five minutes and without much thought to perfection. I write, prompted by one word that sends my thoughts to the keyboard and hopefully make sense.


  1. HI There, hopping over from FMF-- and can I just say, YES. I have felt so uninspired these last couple of weeks and I made the mistake of NOT coming back every day.. and it was so much harder to get back at it.
    Thank you for your words, and for sharing your art.

  2. Beautiful! Whatever we do has a lesson for us to learn something and helps us to be a better person.

  3. Lovely post, as always....I *really* hope you have a lovely, lovely, time tonight!!!!

  4. This is my first time encountering you through Five Minute Friday and already I feel a kinship with you. I will definitely be back, and I'm so glad you posted today. I have also discovered lessons through painting, but I'm new to the process and find myself wondering what would have happened had I felt the freedom to explore this part of myself many years ago. Best wishes to you as you part with some of your dear art pieces. ~Blessings, TC

  5. Your art is beautiful! I hope you have a smashing show!


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