Hiding

As I was looking through pictures of my paintings to post on my blog, I came across this one.  I painted this several years ago while my life was changing and I was facing challenges.  When I paint, sometimes I don’t understand what motivated me to paint what I did at the time.  In many of […]

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Curiousity

When we were as young as this toddler above, curiosity was something we practiced every day.  We were open to learning.  It was exciting to discover. As adults, we have formed opinions, we have built judgements based on what we think is right and what’s wrong, and we have taken on beliefs that have been passed on […]

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Reflections

I’m in the process of making a blog design makeover.  I also want to continue writing about change.  Change is a constant.  From one moment to the next, each moment is different in some way. When we resist change, thinking, “Oh, no, I don’t want to go there”, you’re perceiving something that scares you.  Think of […]

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Getting Up

  What to do after you’ve fallen and gotten up again?  You could stand up straight, dust yourself off and go on with your life just like you’re accustomed living it.  That’s what I always did before I learned this: Life does not happen to you, it happens for you!  Jim Carrey Or you could […]

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When You’re Down, Get Up!

The reason I haven’t written is because I’ve been busy dealing with unexpected circumstances.  I had two operations in one month, in June, and then July.  The first one was on one of my eyes to alleviate the dryness.  The second was to operate on one of the arteries in my right leg to increase the […]

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The Start of My New Book

I posted this picture of a painting I did long ago because it was a beginning of a new idea for a series of paintings on the Hebraic name of God.  I did several more, but quickly lost interest in the theme.  For those of you not familiar with the Hebrew letters, they’re the markings […]

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New Beginnings

I just completed the first page of the new draft for my book, Tell Me What Love Is.   I began a new draft  because of a book I bought on writing memoirs,  Naked, Drunk and Writing by Adair Lara. The original idea I had for my book was that, through key past experiences of mine, I would show how […]

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Branching Out

  This tryptich is the result of one thing leading to another.  Sometimes, well, really all of the time, when we’re in the throes of creating, something happens to make us switch gears.  After an initial action, there’s a reaction.  This leads us to question our original plan.  How this played out with this painting […]

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On Risking

I had finished painting the view from the window when I confronted the cold, harsh truth that I didn’t know where to go next.  I had no ideas or inspiration to guide me (something I like to rely on).  Gazing at the painting for awhile, it became obvious to me that the woman should be in […]

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