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15 Apr 2015
Equilibrium

Equilibrium

“Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions – of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.” – James Mark Baldwin The need for balance is a necessity for our spirit and overall well-being. Without our physical and mental equilibrium, a chaotic mindset ensues. It’s imperative to find or create a place to channel our inner balance and symmetry so that we’re able to gracefully handle diversions and the overwhelming responsibilities of life. This painting […]

15 Feb 2015
Surge Retouched

Surge

“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.” – Henry Ford Have you ever been “in the zone”, so inspired that nothing could draw you away from your task?  This surge of energy streaming through your soul and the feeling of empowerment to finally release your vision is […]

15 Jan 2015
Distance

Distance

“Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.” – Charles Lindbergh Try to imagine viewing your own life—your disposition, experiences, and accomplishments—as an outsider. What would you see? Would you see a genuinely happy, well-rounded person? Or would you see the need for improvement? The painting Distance is a reminder of how far we’ve come through the events of life. The muddled portions of color […]

15 Dec 2014
Origin

Origin

“Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.” – Francisco de Goya Sometimes there’s no logic in art. There’s only the illusion of something greater.  Art is expression; a fantastical world in which an artist’s mind travels.  Occasionally, there aren’t enough colors in the spectrum to convey what an artist envisions.  Art is a feeling; an energetic vibration of an altered life. The virtual movement in […]

15 Nov 2014
Pirate

Pirate

“Every generation welcomes the pirates from the last.” – Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity It’s fun to play “pirates”, dressing up and fighting with plastic swords.  Pirates are the ultimate rebels, the misfits of the sea…!  If you seek adventure beyond your comfort zone, you’re a pirate. Pirates are treasure-seekers by nature.  Each of us has treasure buried deep inside our souls. This treasure can be jewels of knowledge, creativity, or an undiscovered passion. This […]

15 Oct 2014
Ignition

Ignition

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come ALIVE. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are ALIVE.” – Howard Thurman Passion is what creates greatness. Everyone has the potential for greatness but not everyone has the will or strength to be great. Being truly alive ignites passion. You must become a product of your destiny–build it from the ground up and then set it on fire with […]

15 Sep 2014
Surprise

Surprise

“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, saute it, whatever. MAKE.” – Joss Whedon I love the simplicity yet direct words in this quote.  Often times we procrastinate in waiting for the right time to do something.  Waiting for the season to pass, waiting for more money to be generated, or waiting for inspiration to come.  Maybe we’re waiting for life to just slow down.  Sometimes we need to make the time and do it.  Start writing that book […]

10 Jun 2013
Pacifica

Simplicity

“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 […]

31 Mar 2013
Camellia

The arrival of Spring

“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 […]

08 Mar 2013
Aquatic

The Color Blue

“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 […]