Resolved: Listen More


I remind myself every morning: nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening. -Larry King


Resolved: Explore More


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. … Explore. Dream. Discover. -H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Resolved: Create More


What if creativity was not something we did, but a way of seeing? Rick Jarow

I hope to create more in 2015. Kicking off the creative year with a painting class leading to, hopefully, setting up a studio in my home. More about that to come.

Not Gold

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All that glitters is not gold.

How many of us are tripped up with this? Careful observation and the ability to listen help to see past the glitter. Some want the shiny surface whereas I prefer the genuine soul.

Embrace Imperfection

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere is a kind of beauty in imperfection. -Conrad Hall

This can be the mantra for the perfectionist. Why do we focus on the little things? My personality and soul can outshine the cracks. So I will accept and revel in my imperfect world.


Feeling Inspired

072214_Feeling InspiredI dream a lot. I do more painting when I’m not painting. It’s in the subconscious. -Andrew Wyeth

I have been daydreaming of painting. Dipping the brush into the container. Pulling it up and hearing the brush swipe across the lip. The smell as the brush went up to the canvas (or in this case wall). Test swatches are all over. Today, the room transforms.

Take a Leap

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences. -Eleanor Roosevelt