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Lowering Expectations

Lowering Expectations

Hello! I hope you had a great week. I continued my January studio clean-up and had a few nice painting sessions. I recently saw this on Instagram and thought it was worth sharing. Perfectionism is more curse, less blessing. The #1 factor that influences creative...

A Lull to Refresh Your Creativity

A Lull to Refresh Your Creativity

I hope your new year is off to a great start! Do you enjoy the freshness of a new year? Are you a goal-setter or resolution maker? I've been in part-time hibernation mode this January - having soup and reading until the rain stops. One of the concepts I share in...

Gratitude Can Transform

Gratitude Can Transform

Hi there, I hope you're doing well and looking forward to Thanksgiving. I have plenty to be thankful for this holiday season. Yesterday, I took a long walk through the fields with my mom and treasured every moment. Her path this year included a discovery of a brain...

A Conduit for Passing Energy

A Conduit for Passing Energy

Hi there, I hope you're enjoying your Sunday and can find time for your creativity today, even if it's just 15 minutes. It's wet here on the Oregon coast. The forecast says we could get an inch of rain and thunderstorms later tonight. It sounds like a good day to...

Watercolor is a Swim

Watercolor is a Swim

Hello! I invite you to take an 8-minute trip to Paris and follow Michael Chamberlain as he does plein air watercolor sketching. Chamberlain typically paints in oils. During this trip to France, he used watercolors and a sketchbook. A good painting video should conjure...

Fear in the Backseat

Fear in the Backseat

Today I'd like to share one of my favorite videos with Elizabeth Gilbert. She talks about going on a journey where fear is invited. "The dream is that we will somehow create a life without fear. And that's just nonsense." ELIZABETH GILBERT Like it or not, fear is a...