“Expecting” is one of many paintings I created during the summer of 2016. But this one was special. I painted it with a friend in mind. A friend who was expecting. Expecting. Hoping. Dreaming. But with a heart that was understandably guarded. A heart that had been on this same course before, but disappointed many times. […]
If left to my own devices, there isn’t much Christmas in my heart. Nothing within me looks forward to December. In my mind, this is a month that feels to me like forced-group-insanity. I don’t like to be told what to do. I don’t like to go along with the crowd. And I especially don’t like to do […]
Focus on what is Good… I love plants. Plants are neutral. Plants are beautiful. I like to focus my energy on painting plants. That feels more productive to me than gardening, which is an uphill battle. One definitely worth the fight, but an ongoing, never-ending battle, nonetheless. Paintings of plants don’t grow weeds. Paintings of […]
Life is a marathon. There is no shame in walking. I used to run. But after five years, finally decided to be honest with myself. And my hips. I don’t like to run. So now I walk. Big deal. The whole point is to move your body. So I walk fast. And fairly often. […]
Unexpected peace appeared. During the summer of 1991. And then again in the spring of 2016. A lone Sunflower named “Serenity” feels it too.
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 […]
It’s been my fortunate experience to learn that most people want to be heard. All they usually need is the slightest nudge. A nudge that can be as simple as asking a follow-up question to something they have already offered up to you.
As the year wraps up, why not add a peaceful view to your computer desktop this month? Read the story behind the featured calendar image called “Pretty Place Chapel. And download your free December calendar compliments of Greenville artist, Marie Scott.
“Stop trying so hard.” “Stop working so hard.” “Stop trying to prove something.” Did I Stop? Looking back over the last five years, I think I actually DID! Last night we went to an annual event that in years past has caused me much sadness. It was an opening reception for an exhibit of 100+ local […]