This is definitely NOT the best painting I have ever created. Not by a long shot. But sometimes you need to try something new. Just to see if it sticks. I tried a different approach to making this painting. It kinda bombed. Here is it is. I call it “Ashore.” When painting this particular piece, […]
Why do I give my art as GIFTS? Because I think that everybody could use a few more Pictures of Hope in their lives! This month’s giveaway is a July Calendar for your desktop that includes my most recent painting called “Endurance.” Here is is drying on the easel in my studio today while the […]
When at a loss for what to do… 1. Do what you know HOW to DO. 2. Remember what you KNOW to be TRUE. 3. Find something NEW for YOU. I like to explore ALL my options. So much so, that it has become a joke in our family. If you want something researched like a […]
Do you remember Moses? He was that guy with white long hair from the Bible who was met in the desert by a bush. Not just an ordinary bush. This bush was a talking, on-fire-yet-not-being-consumed-by-flames kinda bush. Probably the only bush of its kind to ever exist. Moses wasn’t out looking for power. He had skeletons […]
Gratitude is defined by Merriam-Webster as “The state of being Grateful.” Q.) So how do you get there? A.) Hard, intentional work. (Because you can.)
Coneflower is part of my “Sad Flower” series — a series of four botanical paintings, representing four heavy-hearted flowers I found growing in various locations. In the twelve-plus-years I’ve been painting, I have never created a “sad series.” I guess I’d never felt such a heaviness of heart before as when I was planing this new group of […]
A Golden Lesson about Friendship: how a life-long friend made my day, with just a photo and one sentence. It feels good to be known.
Happy Birthday, Sunflower! One year ago TODAY we opened up the Sunflower Gift Shop & Gallery. TODAY seems a fitting occasion to post photos I’ve been saving from “Phase 1” of our big Grocery Store Beautification Project last spring. Who would have thought we could turn the old Travelers Rest “Winn Dixie” into the uplifting place that Sunflower evolved into over the […]