It occurred to me last month, in the midst of my own personal Birthday Celebration, that an attitude adjustment regarding CHRISTMAS could do me some good this year. If you’ve been living in the United States since before Halloween — you don’t need ME to tell you that the commercialism and self-imposed chaos surrounding Christmas […]
There are usually a limitless number things to celebrate. Even for my dog Lucy (shown the photo above) caught in the moment celebrating a whole lot of happy things to smell on a beautiful July morning. Have you ever seen this book? As the title implies, the book is simply a list of 14,000 random things. […]
When all else fails… Do what you know how to do. I know how to paint. I wasn’t BORN knowing how to paint. It is a skill I have spent the past 15+ years developing. Sometimes with great purpose. But more often than not in the midst of shooing off all the “WHY I am […]
Sometimes a piece of art just needs to speak for itself. This one has limitless stories. The stories of every single person with even the slightest connection to The College of Charleston. So that is all I will say about this particular piece of art. At least for now. If you would like to have […]
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 […]
To my own advice. Here is what I told everybody. For an entire month. The month of March, 2017. “You cannot do it all. Choose wisely. Because balance is a myth.” Which is WHY… My June 2017 computer desktop calendar is SIX. DAYS. LATE. This same monthly calendar, which I have published for over SEVEN […]
Sometimes it takes longer to process the meaning that a
painting holds than it took to paint.
A common denominator between gardening, mercy, and love What is Timeless? I asked a group of friends to look at my newest painting so they could help me come up with a title for it. I wanted the name to convey a character trait they admire. And with Mothers’ Day on the horizon, I suggested […]
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 […]
“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.