Monthly Archives: December 2013

Starting to Paint

I kept making my safe, linear, planned art, being unsatisfied with its perfection. I went into silence at the new moon. The goddesses came, and I saw them everywhere. I loosened up, not a lot, but any little bit helped. I picked up a palette knife. I painted, and played Enya and Springsteen and Beach Boys and Vivaldi. I sang and I danced while I painted. And then one day the Madonna danced off the canvas to dance with me and I knew I had made it, shifted into the person I wanted to be. Continue reading

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Getting Unstuck, Part 2: Sketchbook Challenge

As I look for the way to get me jump-started in a different direction (see previous post) I am also looking for community.  People who share enthusiasm for what they are doing. This is why I chose Community Thrive — the … Continue reading

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Getting Unstuck

I’ve been stuck.  My creativity has not been blocked, per se; I have ideas for artwork, see images like I always have.  My blockage has come in that I am running a business in a recession, don’t have my art … Continue reading

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Gwenn Seemel’s Heartwarming Christmas story

If you don’t follow Gwenn Seemel you are missing something.  She is one of my favorite artists to not only look at but to listen to — sign up for her blog and enjoy! This video came out of Crimes … Continue reading

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Copyright Laws and Derivative Work

Gwenn Seemel, through her own blog writing, has been challenging me to think about copyrights and why I make art. Making art, or expanding this to “making things up”, being creative in general, is just part of who I am. I … Continue reading

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Needing a Jump Start for the New Year: Soul Food

I am signing up for the Soul Food classes — many artist doing short classes online over 26 weeks. Why would a person who is an artist take a class? I need a jump start.  I’m bogged down with the day-to-day … Continue reading

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