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“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” – John Meada    

Making the decision to simplify our lives is the first cornerstone to actually starting the process. It is definitely a process and not something that we expect to complete as a task in one day. Creating a complicated, even stressful life took probably years to build.  But there is hope. If simplicity is what you desire that is half the battle. It is important to note that in a frenetic state of mind our concentration suffers. We are running around making mistakes, wasting energy and not really thinking clearly. Slowing down your thoughts and actions or simplifying is actually more productive because you will regain composure and be able to prioritize what needs to be done first. When we take time to breathe it replenishes our thoughts, reduces stress, and we see the big picture more clearly. As a result we get more accomplished in less time. If you make the decision to simplify, and commit to it, incredible things will happen.
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“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.”
-John Muir     
Springtime is here once again, the time for renewal and re-growth. This painting has a botanical quality to it that is reminiscent of the re-growth of spring flowers. Is it time to re-grow or renew your life? Sometimes we think our lives happen to us. This may not be the case. Our life is a series of conscious choices every moment of every day. What we are and our life situation is a direct result of those choices. Reinventing our lives comes when we are able to make the choices that will bring us toward the focus of our desires, day by day, moment by moment. Let the glory of spring in nature and its spiritual meaning be your inspiration for creating new choices or habits in your daily life. The possibilities are endless of what you can do when you can create change by your own choices.
 

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“We have two types of responses to color and one is biological.” – Leslie   Harrington 
     
Blue is an overwhelming "favorite color." Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and has been scientifically proven to cause the body to produce chemicals that calm, lower heart rate and blood pressure. People are more productive in blue rooms because it is ideal for concentration.  However, not all blues are serene and sedate.
Electric or brilliant blues become dynamic and dramatic -- an engaging color that expresses exhilaration.
Indigo, a deeper blue, symbolizes wisdom and spiritual realization. While blue is the color of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward to increase personal thought and profound insights. Blue happens to be a hue I love to work with perhaps as a result of its wonderful qualities. My affinity for blue has always been part of my journey as an artist.
 
“If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue.”—Paul Gauguin  
 
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       “There is no such thing as a failed experiment; only experiments with unexpected outcomes.” – Buckminster Fuller                    

      Experimentation and art go together like coffee and steamed milk. However creating things as an artist means you sometimes have to break free of your old patterns and do some things differently such as experimenting with changing materials, styles or mediums. Painting can be a grand adventure into the unknown and as an artist I love to explore that realm. Never be afraid to try a new angle or method when creating, it may lead you to your true artistic self. Embrace the potential of each fresh, blank canvas.

Experiment to find what is waiting to be discovered. - It is always amazing!

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  “It is not what you know about color but the way you see it and feel it that makes   its meaning important, because beautiful colors together resonate with your psyche and feed your soul.”Gretchen Schauffler

Color is one of the elements in our lives that can change our perceptions of reality. No matter how complicated this world gets there is always the undeniable beauty of nature and its perfect color. I draw a lot of my inspiration for my paintings from nature because it is ever- changing and always fascinating to me. It is interesting to explore color’s connection, relationship and position in a natural environment and observe what makes it come alive. Our eyes are wired to see thousands of different color combinations in nature and our brains enjoy them as perfect. Look outside to nature and empower your life with the colors you love.
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“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”-
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You are not creating alone or in a vacuum. Art is a collaboration between the artist and the soul, creative force, the divine, higher power or whatever you envision it to be. You would be amazed at what this alliance can do as long as you are willing to be the channel for creative expression.Train your heart to listen and be receptive to the suggestions of the higher power. Try not to censor your work, adjusting your spiritual satellite to listen to the clues of your collaborator. Be willing to take the risk of creativity and unleash an unanticipated masterpiece.

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“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” – Maya Angelou
Artists have been charged with the duty of transforming the world through various media. We have the freedom to express joy, warmth, and love through our art. The result of that expression is we grow closer together and we attract the world to our doors. We can bring peace and harmony to the world. That is the calling of our art.
Recently, I donated some of my artwork to a couple of very good causes. In doing so, I released that part of my personal spirit out to the world with the hope of creating good or helping bless someone’s life in some way. Giving is a great way to feel good about life. Create a giving habit, in your life, be it small or large and reap the unknown and known blessings from it.

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“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”
– Pamela Vaull Starr

Dreams historically have been catalysts for artists, writers, musicians, and even inventors. A great amount of my creativity I attribute to my dreams. Dreaming is often taken for granted in our society. Being borne of human consciousness and imagination, dreams provide an endless stream of ideas and inspiration that inform our creativity and then our artistic expression.
It is in our dreams that the imagination is at play and we have the capacity to conjure up incredible possibilities.
How much daydreaming have you allowed yourself lately? Capture your dreams and you may be surprised by what you discover.

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"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind"

-The Apostle Paul


Spring is the time of year for new beginnings and renewal of the spirit. It serves as a continual reminder that all things are reborn. This painting titled, "Celestial" represents many new points of life growing up from the creative spirit. In this painting it is evident that life energy is appearing from beneath the surface. The spirit of renewal comes forth every spring for that purpose, to spread the earth with the joy of life's abundance. We live in a world of abundance and life gives us numerous opportunities. May this painting inspire you to open your mind to the infinite possibilities of the season.

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