Some things never go out of style.

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 […]

Three Easy steps to solving ALL of Life’s problems. (If ONLY!)

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 […]

What are YOU expecting? Thoughts for the start of a New Year…

“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.

“Transition.” A call to listen in 2016.

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.

A new calendar for November! Sunflower #2

The creative spirit within me loves to have something new to look at. Here’s a free and simple way to freshen up your desk for the new month. Clean off workspace  (Be ruthless in throwing things away.) Clean off computer desktop (This is more complicated. My quick & easy “system” is to drag everything into one folder called “desktop […]

A new calendar for a full month of SPRING!

If you look closely, there’s a new and beautiful surprise every day. I love SPRING! Enjoy this free calendar on your computer desktop when you are stuck inside with work — or April Showers.Take a few moments each day to watch SPRING unfold. Listen. Smell. Look really, really closely. You’ll be amazed. It’s like Christmas outside, only better. I LOVE Spring!

Wallpaper your desktop with a Sunflower Calendar

Don’t you just love turning the page on your calendar? I love the anticipation of “what comes next”  — both visually and with life. I hope you enjoy this month’s desktop calendar “Sunflower Flame” as much as I enjoyed painting it!  It can be viewed at http://www.mariescottstudios.com which contains my entire gallery of paintings, along with the […]

Too much of a good thing. (A lot of overgrown Camellias)

It appears we are moving. I fell in love with a little house that is right across the street from my shop. And then Tim fell in love with it. And then Nathan… And now, it is just in the process of getting re-zoned so that we can actually live in it. The landscaping is […]