Tag Archives: painting

Day 238 – The Flip Side

There are very few absolutes in this world. Most things come with many ways to look at them – at least two sides and multiple angles. Positive – Negative. Up – Down. Right – Wrong. All stories have renditions – opinions and views based on personal experience, knowledge and – bias. We tend to see […]

Day 208 – Impressions

A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it? – Ernst Haas

Day 198 – Lines & Circles

I am struggling to come up with ideas! On Saturdays I have been doing just a pretty painted apple and not posting much so that I can’t do – you know – Saturday stuff. But tonight for some reason I thought lines and circles. I never know what or how an idea might come out […]

Day 196 – The Empathy Exercise

“Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space.  It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe.  It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished.”  ~Michael Strassfeld Empathy is the capacity to attempt to feel the experience and suffering of another. When did the blurry line between […]

Day 179 – All Mixed Up

Some days things are just all mixed up. There are days when no matter how much you work to accomplish your goals – things just get all tangled up and confused. I felt this way today and it makes me so frustrated and sad and confused. On days like this all you can do is […]

Day 173 – Pattern Play No. 3

I saw a fabric today that was a simple batik pattern with open soft squares and it inspired me to create a similar pattern as an apple. Batik is created with wax on fabric and then dyed in vibrant washes of color. Hand made batik tends to have no real repeat of pattern because it […]

Day 169 – Live Boldly!

I was thinking today about living boldly. This is something that I strive to do everyday; it means so many different things to me.  I wish I were better at it. What does that mean to you? To me it means finding courage everyday to fight through the struggles my body imposes on me. To […]

Day 162 – Go Team!

I’m drawn to painting blue apples. The Blue Apple to me  is the Spondylitis Apple. I’m sure I’m drawn to the blue and green ones because of the connection I feel when painting one. They appeal to me so much more than the warm colors, so I would bet if I went back and did […]

Day 155 – Honor Your Self

Today is my 42nd Birthday. It’s ok. I’m fine with being 40-something because it means I get a teensy bit wiser each year which makes it easier to see the life lessons and teachers when they appear. It also makes it easier to attract them to you and hold on once you recognize them.  By chance […]

Day 153 – A Balancing Act

As some of you know I write guest posts for The Fight Like A Girl Club. Tonight I posted a piece about trying to find balance in our lives. Please take a look when you have a chance – here’s a little piece of it: “Life is not predictable. Some days I wish I knew […]