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 […]
In case you haven’t noticed, a new month is upon us. November. It starts tomorrow. A 30-day chance to break ground and cultivate a more grateful heart. Off the top of my head, here are the very first three reasons I came up with to Give Thanks. But the list is only limited by time, […]
Friendships are like flowers. Bouquets. Annuals. Perennials. Each serving their own purpose.
Each worthy of gratitude.
A new month means new possibilities. Which is actually the title of one of Marie Scott’s newest pieces from her “Marsh Memories” series. You can enjoy this painting for the next 30 days by downloading and using her September calendar as your computer wallpaper.
Have you ever thought about what it means to “mellow out?” My newest painting called “Marsh Mellow Day” is a view that helps me to slow down and take a deep breath.
It is summer, yet I find myself to be remarkably free! For the first summer since 2011, there is nothing big going on in my life. Or in my business. For the first time in five years, I am not moving into a studio that is outside my home. It is summer again, yet for the […]
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 […]