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Funny, when I paint . . .

I often think I have to have it all figured out first. However, when I allow myself to just start, what I am creating begins to show itself and I gain clarity in the process. Jumping in forces me to break habits which is kind of exciting. Questions will come up like – Why do I do what I do? …

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What are you afraid of?

What are you afraid of? Me?  snakes (well, duh), bears (yup, in most of my nightmares), mice, failure and it turns out I’m also afraid of success, being judged, not being liked by everyone, rejection, not making any money and then not making enough money and then running out of money, the dentist, handstands (and…

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“Creative muscles”

Do you feel like something is missing?  I do, or I did. I take pretty good care of myself, I’m a yogi and I’ve learned that to deal with stress I need to move my body, eat good things, get some sleep, and plan for a little down time.  January always reminds me that self-discipline…

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Work in Progress

  This is a 60” x 60” blank canvas, or it was. Questions.  How do I start?  Do I have an idea in my head, an image? This canvas had no direction, no inspiration, no ideas.  I just started.  I needed to do.  In this case I pick up some payne’s gray and some orange…