It’s Starting To Feel A lot Like Christmas

The Best Tree We've Had So Far! With the weather going up and down, no snow yet on the ground, and the juggling of a very busy work schedule, I haven't taken a moment to consider what time of year it is. Yesterday, we made time to get our Christmas tree, not entirely feeling the … Continue reading It’s Starting To Feel A lot Like Christmas

I’m So Grateful To All Of You!

This past week I won my 500th subscriber and I am very grateful to all of my followers for getting me there. It popped up in an email and gave me a pause to breathe and reflect on the last year, or more specifically the last few months activities. A reflection on blogging: I recently … Continue reading I’m So Grateful To All Of You!

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #247 – Parades 3

Parades 3 The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. In every parade there is a possibility of danger and hidden surprise... the red background and the figure partially obscured by the building capture some of that feeling. The Technique: How I did this awesomeness! There’s a great deal of … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #247 – Parades 3

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #246 – Parades 2

Parades 2 The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Each ticker tape parade crates that moment where everything looks like a blizzard of colored snow. One can't help wanting to reach up to the sky and let the stuff fall on your face. The Technique: How I did this … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #246 – Parades 2

Why I share my fears with myself as if they are truth.

Reiterating my fears in my own voice is a habit of comfort. I tell them to myself to avoid giving effort to any challenge. These are my excuses and protections against failure. If I don’t try, I can’t fail. This feels like an undigested lump in my stomach. I feel the anxiety rising up between … Continue reading Why I share my fears with myself as if they are truth.

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #245 – Parades 1

Parades 1 The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Sometimes I'm reminded of quotes from my favorite artists and sometimes I let my mind wander through and beyond those quotes... Juan Miro is one of those artists that simply blows my mind... his journey to recapture the child's expressions … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #245 – Parades 1

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #244 – Lost Cities 13-003

Lost Cities 13-003 The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. According to some, old Godzilla movies are meant to be experienced as dramatic cinema. The destruction and chaos build anxiety, but the monster’s uncertain status of good guy or bad guy leaves us with great sadness. I think we … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #244 – Lost Cities 13-003

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #243 – Lost Cities 13-002

Lost Cities 13-002 The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. To me, old Godzilla movies are inspired and filled with whimsy. I’m told they were the epitome of dramatic cinema, in some people’s minds and hearts. Here, I’ve reimagined the chaos and intertwined a parade into the feelings. The … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #243 – Lost Cities 13-002

My Favourite Art Supplies – Awesome Watercolours

Prang Oval Pan Watercolor Set: The Review: You can use tubes if you want to prepare your palette ahead of time, but I like the simplicity of using galettes instead. This set offers an added bonus that the paint seems to dry with a slight gloss to it. The browns were particularly beautiful to use. … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Awesome Watercolours

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #242 – Lost Cities 13-001

Lost Cities 13-001 The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Inspired by the chaotic scenes in the old Godzilla movies and reimagined in the context of a ticker tape parade. I have always been amazed at the amount of mess that must be left behind after the parade, almost … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #242 – Lost Cities 13-001